New to Sailnet, New to the Bay - SailNet Community
Introduce Yourself Welcome to the - The world's largest online sailing community! Tell us about yourself so we can get to know you.

LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 06-11-2010 Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Edgewater, MD
Posts: 91
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 7
New to Sailnet, New to the Bay

Greetings all,

I'm new to Sailnet and thought I'd drop an introductory note.

My wife and I are onto our 2nd sailboat, a 1982 Catalina 27. Our first was a 1977 O'Day 22 we were lucky to obtain on the Potomac River. Wonderful little shoal draft boat, immaculately kept but we sold it after one season because my wife didn't like how "tippy" it felt on the water. So we upgraded and landed on our C-27 last October.

What an adventure!

I have discovered in the process of fixing up and upgrading this boat that everything costs twice as much and takes four times longer than I expect. Here are the things we've done:

* Replaced all running and standing rigging (standing rigging was 27 years old and in saltwater)
* New four-stroke outboard with remote controls (replacing manual two-stroke)
* Upgraded the roller furling
* Replaced the bow stem chainplate and lower shroud chainplates to recommended Catalina upgrades.
* New carpet
* New cockpit bilge pump
* New freshwater plumbing
* Modified head plumbing to be Coast Guard legal, replace all hoses and clamps
* Refinished the teak
* Filled and painted some deck gouges above the starboard rub rail
* New bottom paint
* New bilge paint and painted inside the hull lockers
* Replacing incandescent lights with LEDs
* New electronics including stereo, DSC VHF, AIS and chartplotter

And lastly: Installed three new keel nuts on the aft keel studs after discovering the previous ones had rusted away to powder and shavings. Strangely, the forward three were in good condition.

And we're still not done! But today is the day she is going in the water and we're looking forward to sailing this season on the Chesapeake Bay south of Annapolis. For me, I have waited 10 years to have a boat of my own on the Bay and that day is finally here!

So here's to fair winds and reasonably calm seas. Sea trials begin in a week and I can't wait!


SV South Paw
2000 Hunter 340
South River, MD
Star #6100
Annapolis, MD
mpickering is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 06-11-2010
Adax's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 28
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Hi Matt. Welcome and fair winds to you.Hope her first day in the water went well .
Adax is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 3 Old 06-11-2010
Chesapeake Sailor
wwilson's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Herrington Harbor, MD
Posts: 579
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 17
Welcome Matt,

We will look for you out there this season. You will love sailing the Chesapeake in your newly revamped Cat-27 - If you see us hail... there is always an anchorage.

s/v Virginia Dare
wwilson is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

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


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

Email Address:


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
SailNet is Done - 4 Year Old Thread! boater1 General Discussion (sailing related) 39 01-25-2014 10:22 AM
What would you buy for $100,000? swo104 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 130 08-30-2013 11:51 AM
SailNet on the Move SailNet Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 09-16-2002 08:00 PM
Cruising the Bay Islands Liza Copeland Cruising Articles 0 08-20-2002 08:00 PM
Landfall—Glacier Bay, Alaska Liza Copeland Cruising Articles 0 08-17-2000 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 Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

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