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07-05-2008 10:45 AM
ericroline I've been looking for a transom ladder for 3 yrs, the Cal 9.2 was available with one as an option, most did not pay the hi co$t that they charged. I found a used one at a fair prince $125, that was cheaper than the cost of tubing stock to make one from scratch... May the hot dog days of summer be with us, we will go swimming.....
06-26-2008 01:02 PM
beej67 All new sails, baby. First time the originals (almost 30yr old) have been replaced.
06-26-2008 12:07 PM
Sapperwhite 4 cases of Yeungling (cans for easy storage when done with contents)

and a new fuel tank
06-26-2008 11:58 AM
Invest in...

CD...guess you should invest in another piece of gear... this telescoping Grabbit thingee
06-26-2008 11:11 AM
Originally Posted by camaraderie View Post
Right next to your bar-b-que tools eh CD?
Actually, there is a fine collection of gear down there: The custom made (by Catalina) transom cover, a hatch cover, the dikes, 4 million dollars in SS screws and washers, a really nice, finely cut and crimped 6 ga (with lugs) wire, a dive watch, a toy store full of matchbox cars, a 30gb Ipod, the screen out of a strainer (that one REALLY TICKED ME OFF!!! since it was about 400 degrees outsuide and it went to the AC), and the all time favorite: a brand new block from Harken that felllllllllllll in ever so sllllooooowwwww motion from the bosuns chair to the deck (chipping it) and made a very nice ploooppppp.

Many of you would have hired a diver or rented the gear yourself for retrieval. I have a different philosophy: Sooner or later the pile of crap sitting under my tub will be high enough that I can just reach down and grab whatever falls in. It is 20 feet deep (originally).... but I am almost there. I might even put a bouy over the pile as it is becoming a navigational hazard.

- CD
06-26-2008 10:27 AM
camaraderie Right next to your bar-b-que tools eh CD?
06-26-2008 09:52 AM
Cruisingdad A new set of dikes (wire cutters).

I actually know where they are, just cannot hold my breath that long. You can have them if you want.

- CD
06-26-2008 08:52 AM
arbarnhart Some pictures...

The obligitory profile shot:

With the cowling off (yeah I should have dusted it, but I think you can see it was stored away in a recently refurbed condition):

The carb, as an example of the shape it is in. That is a spot of lubricant on the choke linkage on top, not corrosion (there is none anywhere that I can find):

Yeah, I wish it was quieter, but if it is reliable and pushes the boat well I can get over that.
06-25-2008 11:41 PM
Originally Posted by arbarnhart View Post
A CL posting that caught me by surprise - too good to be true, but I emailed my cell number and it started ringing. 5HP outboard in what appears to be great shape for $60. The reason for "appears to be" and the low price is that it was drained for shipping a couple of years ago and the guy did not want to mess with putting the fluids in and finding a tank that fit it. His uncle went to the trouble of draining it, cleaning it and shipping it from overseas, so I think it probably runs. At the very least it looks in good enough shape to either be worth repairing or parting.

Guess what? It runs like a champ! I did have to get a tank and proper fitting. One downside that I did not realize was that this is another loud smokin' air cooled motor. It doesn't look like it because they used a lower exhaust housing that looks like an impeller. But it is in fantastic shape. I think it was rebuilt or at last refurbished before being stored. The carb and wiring looks like it has seen little if any use. The engine was repainted and the nuts have no tool marks. It runs well at idle and while it makes some noise at higher RPM, I can't wait to get out and see how well it will push the boat.
06-25-2008 10:48 PM
jrd22 TNTC-too numerous to count (or remember). Suffice to say that we have an old boat that looks new and has a lot of new gear on it, and most importantly it's in the water. I'm happy .

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