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Hi HD

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Grats Your getten it done

The flue is.... em... a Charlie Nobel ( not trying to correct you sir just trying to teach myself ) , I haven't seen his on boats yet but in Mich. in winter if one didn't have a heat box just above the stove and the flu from there it was a big wast of escapeing heat " the box " was like 12" X 12" X 12" with a bunch of 1" dia tubes all going in 1 direction with a fan behind one end of them blowing HOT air everywhere. ( completely sealed box with a flange on 2 ends to plum into flu er...Charlie Noble )...

Thay worked so great I am amazed I haven't seen one on a boat yet ...
Thanks for that info. I'll add it to my commiserations.
I'm already thinking along those lines. Waiting for DN owners to chime in.
And thanks for the heads up on Charlie Noble.. and please correct me anytime. I can use all the help I can get.

We'll have to compare riding stories sometime. I've got at least 500K
miles under my butt. Most with a tent and sleeping bag on back.
I think it's prepared me well for my current endeavor.
At least I won't have to set up or tear down my wet tent and sleeping bag
in the rain and put on another 3-400 hundred miles with limited visibility
@ 70 mph. Been there, done that many, many times.
I believe it's lost it's charm.
Where as, I'm having as much adventure 10 feet off the dock as I'd
have to ride to Nova Scotia to have riding. Definitely a big paradigm
change here.

Thanks for writing
Victor
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Thanks denise...

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Just a note of caution.. flue gases need to be somewhat hot to work with the combustion process in the burner compartment. is the newport lined in a type of fire brick? (also for good combustion) You would not want the gases condensing into water and dripping back down into the stove.
Yes, I considered flu temp.
Waiting for DN experts to chime in.
Very good heads up ... Thank you for keeping an eye on me.
I'll need training wheels for a while.
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Hi guys..

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Since my Hunter has a similar underbody, I'm thinkin she got a little tender in the gusts.
Hmmm ... at no time did it feel unsafe.
The worst that happened was she rounded up into it about a dozen times
between Marblehead and Sandwich. At first it was disconcerting.
No helm, way overpowered. Then I learned to not fight it, just let her round up for a second then get back to business.
I guess this is a good time to mention that off Sandwich the furling line let go!!
Right in the worst of it and right when I felt most confident.
The Genny went from 20% of the brand new 150 to 100% of it!!!!
Without hesitation I ran to the pulpit, hauled about 5 feet of what was left of the furling line and proceeded to turn the drum by hand while the bow was
kissing the sea then 8ft above it. It wasn't working until a friend came up and leaned over (We looked like a scene from "Broke Back Sailor") and helped.
Definitely the scariest most death defying thing I've ever done, and I've done
a lot of scary death defying things. Oh well, at least I was having fun.
(Rather than risking my life @ work... that's really stupid).
Yea ... I've often read Catalinas were a bit tender but I didn't feel that way.
I was very pleased how she handled that weather. Especially in the confidence she'd never see it again if I could help it. I do believe the mast step got a little more compressed. Some new spider cracks I didn't see before. Oh well, small price to pay.
There were 4 of us on board. Me and another with experience, one with lots of ocean time on power boats, (he thought it was fun) and one that thought
the rest of us were crazy. We weren't. The weather had exceeded predictions and topped out. We had a couple of reefs left. The boat could handle it and we could take care of the boat but that weather will be avoided and good to have as a memory from here on. With any boat.
I'm out for cocktails and sunsets. !!
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Thanks Bubble

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Name it "Hawkbill" after the Hawkbill sea turtle.
Dooley noted and on the list..
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I can't take credit for the key-hanging-on-the-seacock idea. That belongs to Sailingdog.
Sailingdog: you da man

Bubblehead, even if you didnt come up with the trick it is still some great advise THANX!!!
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Ooo I was very impressed with how well this boat handled in that weather.

I didn't even consider a Catalina until I ended up on a Hunter 30.
I hemmed and hawed until a light came on... I'm not crossing the Atlantic,
I'm living on it! And then I realized a Cat or Hunter was exactly what I wanted. Lots of beam, pressure water...HEAT!!

After an hour outside of Boston Harbor with gusts to 35 and 6-8 ft seas
I was totally confident in this boat.

If I had to beat into that I would have went and hid somewhere probably. If not for the boat, for the crew.

Yea.... I LIKE this boat. It'll do everything I want to do Xs 10.
I say if your not out to to cross oceans, impress racers and yachtsmen.

If you just want to be on the ocean comfortably by all means check out some Cats and Hunters.

kickin' back and enjoying just being aboard...for the foreseeable future.

cool thanks for the info NightWing.

All the things you mentioned are exactly what I am looking for for the type of sailing I plan on (at least for the near future) aint out to impress know-body, just want to get "out there" ...bluewater? Sure maybe; but definitely not right now. I'm thinkin' a Cat er Hunter should just about fit the bill

THANX!

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refer you to the old adage: The most dangerous equipment on a sailboat is a calendar
awesome.
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Lol neg G's I hear ya bro ! At least flying still hs some thrill left in it.

Ya I agree the Rideing has lost something after 40+ years of it , no more thrill !

So for me going to sailing & the Sea is a natural move it's the only thingI haven't done to death yet .

Thans for the Catalina info , I had taken Catalina's off my list as I am used to haveing plenty of heft ( F4's/Harleys ) and over horsepowered machines this was my thinking .... but now I am going to look them over again

Glad your haveing fun !
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Bikes, boats and airplanes...

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Lol neg G's I hear ya bro ! At least flying still hs some thrill left in it.

Ya I agree the Rideing has lost something after 40+ years of it , no more thrill !

So for me going to sailing & the Sea is a natural move it's the only thingI haven't done to death yet .

Thans for the Catalina info , I had taken Catalina's off my list as I am used to haveing plenty of heft ( F4's/Harleys ) and over horsepowered machines this was my thinking .... but now I am going to look them over again

Glad your haveing fun !
Yup, 40+ yrs. There was lots less traffic and lots more testosterone
way back then. I can't stand traffic. I may as well be in my minivan.
If I lived a few less hrs. to a track I wouldn't even own a road bike.
It takes a days ride now to get to where it's exciting, fun and adventuress.
Where as I'm there as soon as I step on my boat.
There's going to be a lot of long faces when I break the news that
I'm hanging up by boots for a pair of top-siders. I've ridden with the same guys I used to ride bicycles with in grade school all these years.
No matter. I'll have 'em all on boats in a couple of years.
A couple of w/e excursions to Block Island and Marthas Vineyard
should get things rolling. They need a new adventure to keep 'em young.
They're up for it .... and sailings a lot cheaper than a fully acrobatic
airplane and a Cessna ain't a Ducati. If ya know what I mean.

Yea, I had ruled Cats out. Maybe I will again some day but I had this thing
out in weather I never want to see again and the boat took it in stride.
That combined with the famous comfort and storage of this thing is a no brainer for my particular situation. If your in the area you're welcome
to come down for a sail ...though I think we're looking @ next year
maybe.

Good talking to ya.

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Thank you NightWing , that post has been one of the best ( for me at least) gives me something to compare sailing to !

"I'm hanging up by boots for a pair of top-siders. I've ridden with the same guys I used to ride bicycles with in grade school all these years.
No matter. I'll have 'em all on boats in a couple of years."


Ya my evil plan also hehehehe...
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Thanks, but I can't take credit for the key on the seacock handle idea either... I've recommended it, but learned it from my friend's grandfather, who I sailed with 30 years ago.
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