Just bought my first boat! Catalina 27 diesel - Page 2 - SailNet Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 17 Old 07-01-2007
Older Junior Member
 
lsusailing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 49
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 0
 
Just bought my first boat! Catalina 27 diesel

Suggestion only. If the fuel tank is loose and you think it is easy to remove, remove it and clean it out. This is an old boat so you do not know what is inside the tank. You will probably find the fuel gauge system gunked up and gump at the bottom of the tank. If so, clean it out. Put a small chain in and pour a little diesel or kerosene and keep on moving it around and draining until it is clean, reinstall. This is the best thing you can do, along with changing the fuel filters. This will make sure that you boat "will go"

$2k is fine, makes up for any issues you have.....

LSU Sailing
s/v Daphne
lsusailing is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 17 Old 07-01-2007
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Seaside, Florida
Posts: 3,331
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
   
The spreaders themselves on the older Catalina 27s and 30s were made of wood, and definitely need to be replaced. I've seen a lot of older Catalinas lately, and a fair number of them have the originals. The aluminum replacement is something like $350. Check the chainplates while you're at it. I know that up until 1978 the chainplates on the 30s had to be retrofitted.
sailhog is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #13 of 17 Old 07-01-2007 Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 85
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
The spreaders are not wood, they are aluminum (not sure if they were replaced, or are original) - but their brackets are cracked (broken) so I need new ones. Also, I think I will sink new stainless keel-bolts, to help support the original (rusty) bolts.
I think the tank cannot be removed easily, but I might just pump it out and clean it as best I can- I am wondering how the heck I will fiberglass it into place though.
I will replace the pulpit eventually - and add a 2-lifeline pulpit, in place of the ingle life lines there now.
Lots of work to do - will keep you posted.
Phillip
7tiger7 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #14 of 17 Old 06-06-2009
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: St. Marys GA
Posts: 36
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Hoe to move a sailboat onb a cradle

Do you how to move a sailboat which is on a cradle and get the both up on a flatbed trailer and then how to get them off. Any pictures available would be helpful. The sailboat is a 25' Bristol, full keel 6,000 lbs.
musicmanontheseas is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #15 of 17 Old 06-06-2009
Telstar 28
 
sailingdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 14
         
Please start your own thread on this issue... instead of hijacking this one, which is about a different boat entirely. I'd highly recommend you read this POST to help you get the most out of sailnet.
Quote:
Originally Posted by musicmanontheseas View Post
Do you how to move a sailboat which is on a cradle and get the both up on a flatbed trailer and then how to get them off. Any pictures available would be helpful. The sailboat is a 25' Bristol, full keel 6,000 lbs.

Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
sailingdog is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #16 of 17 Old 06-06-2009
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 888
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 8
 
Congratulations are in order, at least until you come to your senses!

An important thing to realize here. You bought her for $2000, but all the parts she will need are priced for the $60,000? boat she would be at today's prices. I paid $6500 for my 1984 Etap 26, and despite a huge effort to stay out of boat stores I have spent at least $15,000 already.

Another issue, was this a one owner boat? One owner boats I am finding are bad news. Instead of being used boats, they are often used up boats. All the stuff you think you can just fix wind up being total replacements.

Good luck,

Gary H. Lucas
GaryHLucas is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #17 of 17 Old 06-08-2009
cap'n chronic
 
cnc33voodoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: richmond hill
Posts: 235
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
I will get dr.emitt brown to time port that message for you right away.

c&c 33 tall rig
cnc33voodoo is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
help with lifes dream kimby Boat Review and Purchase Forum 37 12-02-2009 11:32 PM
The Name Change Jinx (or not) STARWINDY General Discussion (sailing related) 39 07-17-2007 07:04 PM
Rust Never Sleeps John Kretschmer Buying a Boat Articles 0 02-27-2003 07:00 PM
Two-Boat Tuning Dean Brenner Racing Articles 0 03-13-2002 07:00 PM
The Balance of Hull and Sails Steve Colgate Learning to Sail Articles 0 05-25-2000 08:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome