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Introducing myself....

I'd like to take the opportunity to introduce myself, I have been lurking around for years - and find this site a incredible resource and have learned much from the members and the site content.


I currently own a Catalina 27 - which I upgraded / replaced every facet of the boat - from electrical, installation of gps, radar etc, ST 60 instruments, gutted the interior and re-designed it, as well as this summer roll-n-tipped the hull (that was a frustrating learning experience).

I considered the CAT-27 as a stepping stone in learning how to sail, as well an instrument to determine what I liked and disliked in what I considered a typical sailboat. At this juncture I am in the process of designing of my own - that will be totally run off of integrated solar panels (into the actual design versus hanging them), water turbines (internal versus the stringing the ones off the stern), and considering the Re-E-Power as the propulsion.

My background is as a electrical / sonar technician when I was in the submarine force, and now own a small IT company, and in all other areas very much a DIY-selfer and learn along the way. My second career if I can ever get the 'being whole artist attitude thing' - is to travel the world and just paint (hence the screen-name)....(I do it as a hobby as its just a talent)...

Hopefully, I can provide useful contributions here and there although would not consider myself an expert in anything....

Thanks for having me onboard...
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Welcome aboard,
There are a lot of knowledgeable people on sailnet.
Check out the newcomers thread, it has info about posting questions.
When Cruisingdad gets back he can help with questions on Catalinas.

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Welcome Aboard..

I love the hounds! We too sail with hounds although they are a little shorter..

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Thanks Denby,

Glad you posted 9and for the welcome) - reminded me that I still had not heard on my Ford racing clutch for my SVT (mines a 96 conv)...and its been in the shop since prior to christmas... ughhh...you'd think a ford dealer could get a ford part in less than 3 weeks...

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Welcome!

I lived aboard a Catalina 27 for several years in Southern California. Nice boat!

So, tell us more... Do you cruise, daysail, race? Where do you sail out of?

Post more pictures of your boat, please!

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Welcome aboard Jody - you should post pictures of some of your paintings in off-topic if you've any you'd like to share.

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Welcome aboard... please read the Welcome post to learn a bit more about how to get the most of out of sailnet.

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Welcome. You'll find this to be a great site with freeflowing information and a lot of laughs if you have a sense of humor.
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Greetings Jody,

We're a day's sail north of you up in La Conner. My daughter and her husband currently have a C-27 as well. Come up this summer and anchor off Hope Island with us and we'll tell anchoring stories.

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Welcome aboard. Do ya post up at svtperformance? If so, you'll see me there too.
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