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Re: Tips for Living Aboard Catalina 27'

Look at the spaces you have to store in and then go to Lowes,Home Depot, Menards and look for plastic storage bases that will fit in your spaces. Also the very large Zip Locks are good for odd shape places
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Re: Tips for Living Aboard Catalina 27'

Man, I was really hoping the OP would swing back around for another round... Now what am I going to do with this fresh hot batch of popcorn?
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Man, I was really hoping the OP would swing back around for another round... Now what am I going to do with this fresh hot batch of popcorn?
She's actually working at a strip club now while running from Albanians and hatin' on white chicks. So she's got that going for her.

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Re: Tips for Living Aboard Catalina 27'

Dang Smack, I knew I shouldn't have clicked on that link from the work computer! Good thing I've got one foot out the door on this job anyway...
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Re: Tips for Living Aboard Catalina 27'

Smack - what year and hull # is your boat. This is the layout I'm looking for.

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Re: Tips for Living Aboard Catalina 27'

Go on cruisersforum.com and ask sailorchic34 she lives in your area on a boat near that size.
I've lived on a 32foot boat and had to throw away a lot of stuff when I moved aboard, but then I'm not attached to things. I only had about five changes of clothes.

I learned not to use metal hangers on board they rust! (duh)

I also had a lot of trouble remembering where I stored things when I need them, so maybe you could keep a journal, just in case.

Enjoy living on that boat, I sure did living on mine.
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Smack - what year and hull # is your boat. This is the layout I'm looking for.

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Sadly the world-famous Smacktanic lies at the bottom of Lake Travis after a freak windstorm sunk her along with 5 other boats while in their slips. About 20 other boats on my dock were damaged beyond repair as well - so there wasn't much that could have been done. We now have an awesome new Hunter 40. So the sailing goes on forever and party never ends.

Smacktanic was, I think, model 1979 with the outboard option - and was hull 2079. She was a great boat. I highly recommend the C27. It's tough, fast, and fun.

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Re: Tips for Living Aboard Catalina 27'

I confess I didn't read all 8 pages of posts so I apologise if I am repeating what others have said before.

We lived aboard a Catalina 27 for 9 years mostly in Ontario, Canada. One year we sailed her south to the Bahamas and back. We couldn't afford anything bigger at the time, so we went with what we had. Over all those years - from freezing temperatures for months on end to sultry heat in the Bahamas - we loved every minute.

Storage was an issue. Manny built in some galley storage behind the stove top. We kept all our dishes there. He built in a gas stove and we stored the propane tank in a cockpit locker that had a drain. We lined the hanging locker with aromatic cedar strips to avoid mildew. Most of our clothes were stored on shelves there, with only a hanger or two. Wet weather gear was hung in the head and boots were stored there on pegs. - The head in a Catalina 27 is quite big. Food was stored in lockers under the benches. Over and behind the benches Manny closed off the shelves so that we could use them for storage without things rolling off underway. Over the handing locker, we had a big shelf that we stored books on. Beside the V berth we installed netting on both sides where we could store more clothes. The pilot berth became storage too when we crossed over to the Bahamas. We loaded it with crates of fruit and vegetables... and beer

The cockpit lockers were used for storing spare parts and tools. Manny built in some sub-compartments to make storage easier.

We lived aboard in a marina on Lake Ontario when in Canada, but we anchored out lots. All the way to the Bahamas and back we anchored - we couldn't afford marinas anyhow. We did have a storage shed in our marina in Canada. It was used for Manny's boat repair business, but we did keep a box or two of off season clothes and important papers there as well.

Before we sailed south, Manny did lots of improvements to beef up the anchoring system and also rebuilt the main hatch area. (We had concerns about the huge main hatch in following seas).

Otherwise everything that smackdaddy says about the Calalina 27 is right on. She IS tough, fast and fun.
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Re: Tips for Living Aboard Catalina 27'

Somewhere in Emeryville there is a nearly full marina, with the exception of a row of slips containing a single Catalina 27..
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Re: Tips for Living Aboard Catalina 27'

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Actually, that's not the day I bought her. She was a complete craphole that day. No cushions, mold-infested interior, no varnish, no cubby sliders, no bimini, no electrical, no functioning head, no functioning water, etc.
Interesting... I didn't know there was another boat just like the one I bought out there!

Smacky, wanna come finish mine for me? Your's looks great!

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