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07-14-2014 06:27 PM
Nancyleeny
Re: Tips for Living Aboard Catalina 27'

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
She's actually working at a strip club now while running from Albanians and hatin' on white chicks. So she's got that going for her.

dangdude.tumblr.com
Oh. my. God. I'm dying.
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07-14-2014 06:24 PM
Nancyleeny
Re: Tips for Living Aboard Catalina 27'

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Originally Posted by bblument View Post
I'm REALLY glad you didn't delete the thread; I just found it and have already gleaned a couple great tips for our first multi-day/night trip. Thanks, all!

Barry
And every time I read the OP's trailer trash remark in regard to sweaters stashed in pillows, I just crack up laughing. I don't know why, it just struck me as so funny! (Rude, but funny!!)

OK, sorry to intrude. Back to giggling.
Nancy
07-09-2014 12:22 PM
FirstCandC
Re: Tips for Living Aboard Catalina 27'

The port galley models are nice indeed!

The Catalina 27 Sailboat : Bluewaterboats.org
07-09-2014 11:55 AM
weinie
Re: Tips for Living Aboard Catalina 27'

This is becoming a catalina 27 appreciation thread!

Every time I thing about "moving up", I come across something that says I already have a great boat.

07-09-2014 11:40 AM
smackdaddy
Re: Tips for Living Aboard Catalina 27'

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Originally Posted by bblument View Post
Interesting... I didn't know there was another boat just like the one I bought out there!

Smacky, wanna come finish mine for me? Your's looks great!

Barry
Hell no! I've got enough on my hands.

My new boat looks even better, though.
07-09-2014 10:49 AM
bblument
Re: Tips for Living Aboard Catalina 27'

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Originally Posted by DRFerron View Post
I was going to delete this thread but in between the OP's invectives the forum members provided some very useful information for anyone willing to listen.
I'm REALLY glad you didn't delete the thread; I just found it and have already gleaned a couple great tips for our first multi-day/night trip. Thanks, all!

Barry
07-09-2014 10:47 AM
bblument
Re: Tips for Living Aboard Catalina 27'

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Actually, that's not the day I bought her. She was a complete craphole that day. No cushions, mold-infested interior, no varnish, no cubby sliders, no bimini, no electrical, no functioning head, no functioning water, etc.
Interesting... I didn't know there was another boat just like the one I bought out there!

Smacky, wanna come finish mine for me? Your's looks great!

Barry
07-09-2014 09:38 AM
FirstCandC
Re: Tips for Living Aboard Catalina 27'

Somewhere in Emeryville there is a nearly full marina, with the exception of a row of slips containing a single Catalina 27..
07-09-2014 05:12 AM
Yofy
Re: Tips for Living Aboard Catalina 27'

I confess I didn't read all 8 pages of posts so I apologise if I am repeating what others have said before.

We lived aboard a Catalina 27 for 9 years mostly in Ontario, Canada. One year we sailed her south to the Bahamas and back. We couldn't afford anything bigger at the time, so we went with what we had. Over all those years - from freezing temperatures for months on end to sultry heat in the Bahamas - we loved every minute.

Storage was an issue. Manny built in some galley storage behind the stove top. We kept all our dishes there. He built in a gas stove and we stored the propane tank in a cockpit locker that had a drain. We lined the hanging locker with aromatic cedar strips to avoid mildew. Most of our clothes were stored on shelves there, with only a hanger or two. Wet weather gear was hung in the head and boots were stored there on pegs. - The head in a Catalina 27 is quite big. Food was stored in lockers under the benches. Over and behind the benches Manny closed off the shelves so that we could use them for storage without things rolling off underway. Over the handing locker, we had a big shelf that we stored books on. Beside the V berth we installed netting on both sides where we could store more clothes. The pilot berth became storage too when we crossed over to the Bahamas. We loaded it with crates of fruit and vegetables... and beer

The cockpit lockers were used for storing spare parts and tools. Manny built in some sub-compartments to make storage easier.

We lived aboard in a marina on Lake Ontario when in Canada, but we anchored out lots. All the way to the Bahamas and back we anchored - we couldn't afford marinas anyhow. We did have a storage shed in our marina in Canada. It was used for Manny's boat repair business, but we did keep a box or two of off season clothes and important papers there as well.

Before we sailed south, Manny did lots of improvements to beef up the anchoring system and also rebuilt the main hatch area. (We had concerns about the huge main hatch in following seas).

Otherwise everything that smackdaddy says about the Calalina 27 is right on. She IS tough, fast and fun.
Robyn
07-03-2014 06:33 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Tips for Living Aboard Catalina 27'

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Originally Posted by winnsail View Post
Smack - what year and hull # is your boat. This is the layout I'm looking for.

Thx,

Chris

San Diego
Sadly the world-famous Smacktanic lies at the bottom of Lake Travis after a freak windstorm sunk her along with 5 other boats while in their slips. About 20 other boats on my dock were damaged beyond repair as well - so there wasn't much that could have been done. We now have an awesome new Hunter 40. So the sailing goes on forever and party never ends.

Smacktanic was, I think, model 1979 with the outboard option - and was hull 2079. She was a great boat. I highly recommend the C27. It's tough, fast, and fun.

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