Had the boat two days, two problems already... - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree16Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 10-12-2013
Minnesail's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 871
Thanks: 119
Thanked 30 Times in 29 Posts
Rep Power: 2
Minnesail is on a distinguished road
Had the boat two days, two problems already...

So I bought my first boat, a Catalina 22, and Thursday night it was towed to my house.

Friday morning I noticed that the trailer jack tire is flat.

Saturday morning I noticed that the cockpit is fill with water from the night's rain, I guess the cockpit drains must be plugged.

What will tomorrow bring?!

This is boat ownership!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 10-12-2013
PBzeer's Avatar
Wandering Aimlessly
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Cruising
Posts: 19,914
Thanks: 0
Thanked 81 Times in 78 Posts
Rep Power: 14
PBzeer has a spectacular aura about PBzeer has a spectacular aura about PBzeer has a spectacular aura about
Re: Had the boat two days, two problems already...

On the bright side, it sounds like you're ahead of the game with only two minor and easily solved problems.
__________________
John
Ontario 32 - Aria

Free, is the heart, that lives not, in fear.
Full, is the spirit, that thinks not, of falling.
True, is the soul, that hesitates not, to give.
Alive, is the one, that believes, in love.
JCP


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

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 10-12-2013
MarkofSeaLife's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,113
Thanks: 25
Thanked 51 Times in 47 Posts
Rep Power: 4
MarkofSeaLife is on a distinguished road
Re: Had the boat two days, two problems already...

The boat had to be towed to even get to you? I had a car like that once...
jimgo and Minnesail like this.
__________________
Sea Life
Notes on a Circumnavigation:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 10-12-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Bangor, Maine
Posts: 130
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 4
seaner97 is on a distinguished road
Had the boat two days, two problems already...

Swing keel, trailer sailer- it's supposed to be towed. Easily fixed stuff. Generally Catalina 22 easy boat to sail and work on. Assuming you checked her out before you bought?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 10-12-2013
azguy's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Scottsdale
Posts: 537
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 3
azguy is on a distinguished road
Re: Had the boat two days, two problems already...

Just think how you'll feel when you have those two projects behind you, like a salty old sailor is my guess....
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 10-12-2013
SlowButSteady's Avatar
Senior Slacker
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,223
Thanks: 0
Thanked 17 Times in 15 Posts
Rep Power: 5
SlowButSteady is on a distinguished road
Re: Had the boat two days, two problems already...

Welcome to boat ownership.
__________________
Never forget them. Do something to prevent it from happening again.
Charlotte Bacon, Daniel Barden, Rachel Davino, Olivia Josephine Gay, Ana M. Marquez-Greene, Dylan Hockley, Dawn Hochsprung, Madeleine F. Hsu, Catherine V. Hubbard, Chase Kowalski, Jesse Lewis, James Mattioli , Grace McDonnell, Anne Marie Murphy, Emilie Parker, Jack Pinto, Noah Pozner, Caroline Previdi, Jessica Rekos, Avielle Richman, Lauren Rousseau, Mary Sherlach, Victoria Soto, Benjamin Wheeler, Allison N. Wyatt
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 10-12-2013
CalebD's Avatar
Tartan 27' owner
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 4,517
Thanks: 4
Thanked 84 Times in 77 Posts
Rep Power: 7
CalebD will become famous soon enough
Re: Had the boat two days, two problems already...

Trailer tires are a different animal than regular car tires. do not ask me how I know this.
If you have to replace the tire(s) make sure you get trailer tires that can handle the loads.
Since one tire is likely old and blown you might just replace both right now instead of waiting for the other to blow out on you mid-tow.
For the scuppers get some hangar wire.
Welcome to boat ownership!
Ship happens!
zeehag likes this.
__________________
"The cure for anything is salt water~ sweat, tears, or the sea." ~Isak Denesen

Everybody has one:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 10-12-2013
CatMan22's Avatar
Bring On The Wind
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 223
Thanks: 5
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 3
CatMan22 is on a distinguished road
Re: Had the boat two days, two problems already...

And so it begins, the utter joy of boat ownership to the first grrrrrrr moment, welcome to boat ownership 101. I'd rather solve 10 problems on my boat than I would 1 problem on the house. Good thing about the cockpit being full of water is you should be able to stick your head down in the lazarette and see that it doesn't leak. Listen to Caleb on the trailer tires, it makes a huge difference.
__________________
S/V CatManDeux
Catalina 22

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


"hark, now hear the sailors cry,
smell the sea, and feel the sky
let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic..."
Van Morrison
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 10-12-2013
DRFerron's Avatar
A mod and her dragon
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: SE Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,769
Thanks: 42
Thanked 124 Times in 114 Posts
Rep Power: 10
DRFerron is on a distinguished road
Re: Had the boat two days, two problems already...

My 22 footer always had water in it when stored on the trailer. Never when in the slip. I think it flexes differently when on a trailer.

I'm not sure why anyone is assuming that you won't buy trailer tires but yes, buy trailer tires. They are smaller than your car tires.
__________________
Donna


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Catalina 30 TRFK

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

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

All things that are, are equally removed from being nothing. John Donne
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 10-12-2013
TakeFive's Avatar
If it's blowin' I'm goin'
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Swarthmore, PA
Posts: 2,503
Thanks: 5
Thanked 43 Times in 40 Posts
Rep Power: 5
TakeFive will become famous soon enough
Re: Had the boat two days, two problems already...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Minnesail View Post
...Saturday morning I noticed that the cockpit is fill with water from the night's rain, I guess the cockpit drains must be plugged...
Although your scuppers could be clogged, also check to make sure your boat's bow is not low. That could cause water to collect in the cockpit floor because it does not drain back to the scuppers. If that happens and it freezes, you'll have major cracking.

My Catalina is very sensitive to its level in storage. If the bow is too high, water leaks into the front hatch. (Properly leveled, it drains forward into the anchor locker and out the scupper in the bottom of the locker.) If the bow is too low, water drains forward on the companionway slider hatch into the cabin. (Properly leveled, it drains harmlessly off the aft end of the companionway slider.) But the only way to ensure both of these are correct is to have the boat perfectly level (within a few degrees).

When on the hard, I use a laser level to make sure the boot stripe is perfectly level from front to back. Actually I've confirmed that the cabin floor by the galley is perfectly parallel to the boot stripe, so all I need to do is stick a level on the centerline in the galley and I know the boat's level. It used to take about a half hour to level it on the stands, now I jump on the boat while the sling lift has it an inch over the blocks and check the level in the cabin before he sets it down. That takes only about a minute.

It's also important to make sure my boat floats with the boot stripe perfectly even with the water. I have about 300 lb of ballast in the bow to keep her level. Otherwise I get rainwater in the the v-berth when it rains.

So make sure your trailer holds your boat level. If a tire went flat, you level could have been messed up.
__________________

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

Formerly posted as "RhythmDoctor"
1998 Catalina 250WK Take Five (at Anchorage Marina, Essington, on the Delaware River)
1991 15' Trophy (Lake Wallenpaupack)
1985 14' Phantom (Lake Wallenpaupack)

Last edited by TakeFive; 10-12-2013 at 09:15 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trapped in a sunk boat at 100 feet for 3 days davidpm General Discussion (sailing related) 16 06-20-2013 01:02 PM
For the days I can't take the big boat out ChuckBuck General Discussion (sailing related) 6 11-25-2012 08:54 PM
building a boat in 7 days dylanwinter1 General Discussion (sailing related) 11 01-20-2012 04:52 AM
Approximately how many days a year are you on your boat? administrator Sailnet.com Polls 36 09-25-2010 10:29 PM
I built a boat in 2 days... eMKay Sailboat Design and Construction 4 07-07-2008 08:35 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:17 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.