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06-02-2009 03:07 PM
Catalina 30

There's a 1984 Catalina 30 sitting on the hard at the the Beachcomber Marina in Mobile, AL. It's a reposession, National Liquidators is handling it, they claim the boat is in "average" condition and they're asking $15K OBO. I just saw it last weekend, and the truth is the boat is a wreck, it's full of water and the insides are rotting out. It looked like it had a perfectly good mast though, black anodized, unusual. Lots of other parts could be salvaged as well. I talked to the yard manager, and they said it's $15 per day for dry storage, so by my reckoning it's costing National $450 a month to store a worthless boat. Offer them $500 to take it off their hands, take the mast, part out the rest, and you'll actually make enough money to pay for shipping the boat to Tampa and disposing of the hull when you're done.
06-11-2008 12:31 PM
artbyjody Also check with Charleston Spars. Charleston-spar - sailboat Masts - Boom - Rigging - Hardware - Fitting - Vangs - Pole - Charlotte

They may have a used one you could get for cheap...
06-09-2008 09:19 AM
maxmunger email this guy today. he has a mast and boom and it will be cur up for scrap soon!
He is in MD.
06-08-2008 06:18 PM
djodenda ere's a link to a person who is parting out a C30 in MD. Including the mast

Yahoo! Groups
05-31-2008 06:31 AM
maxmunger Catalina extruded all of its own masts until the early 90's.
I know other owners who found a dyer mast to be similar.
05-30-2008 04:12 PM
unclemole Does anyone know who the OE mast supplier was?
05-30-2008 02:32 PM
duffer1960 Ok, I can't get the links to post properly, so here goes:,, or; just add www.
05-30-2008 07:48 AM
DavyJ I was also sailing on Monday in Tampa Bay and it was very gusty. I'm not sure if they will work or where they are located, but has about 4-6 masts for sale.
05-29-2008 09:39 PM
Faster Bummer! Nothing gets my blood up like insurance companies trying to weasel out of claims after we paid good money for "coverage"...

This may seem a bit mercenary, but in the SE USA there must be plenty of leftover sailboat hardware in the hurricane belt, not so?

I've seen a similar failure before - a chain plate pulled out of a rotten bulkhead (after noticing the chainplate slowly pulling free we were lucky to be able to crash tack and saved the rig). There's something to be said for todays' practice of using tie rods and more visible attachments for these sorts of things.
05-29-2008 09:11 PM
still need mast

Sailing Monday afternoon in Tampa Bay under full sail, had sudden gust of about 30 knots and took a knock down. Starboard chain plate parted, mast folded like a bad hand in poker. Lost the brand new roller furling. Nationwide refuses to pay. When was the last time you saw your policy and not just a dec sheet and bill? Be sure to get your policy out and read it! Also dig your deck away from the chain plates and inspect them.... adjuster says it was my responsibilty to inspect the chain plate between the deck! (The hidden part) Can you believe it????? So now here I am with no insurance, a huge estimated repair bill and am looking for some help! HELP!!!!!!!
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