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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-06-2015
Replies: 317
Views: 14,550
Posted By Siamese
Re: Real Cruisers verse Internet Arguers

Yeah, I'm going to challenge the premise here. I don't think there's an attitude here or elsewhere that coastal cruisers are a lower life form or in any way less than bonafide sailers. It may be...
Forum: Boat Reviews   11-28-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,276
Posted By Siamese
Re: Looking at a Catalina 28-2, 1997

I have owned my 1996 Catalina 28 for a little over a year now. I can only compare her to the other boats I've owned which include: Holder 20, Grampian 26, Catalina 309, Precision 23, O'Day 20, and...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-22-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,201
Posted By Siamese
Re: New suit of sails for PSC34

Yeah, Mack sails. I had them do a set of four sails on my last boat, and they just did a genoa for my current boat. Like the sail and the company was good to work with. Check out on their site how...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-15-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By Siamese
Re: Need help on masthead sheave replacement information

Sorry, can't lead you to the correct parts, but will mention that when I replaced the sheaves on my Catalina 28 I used plain bearings for the halyards that don't get used often, and used a ball...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-09-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,122
Posted By Siamese
Choosing a Domestic Sewing Machine

Using an Old Domestic Sewing Machine for Canvas Projects

I like being able to save money by sewing my own canvas items for my boat.
Having the right sewing machine will make your projects...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-24-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,195
Posted By Siamese
Re: Hello from Florida ! My first sailboat !

Congrats on the O'day. I really like those 25's. Take good care of her know the rest.
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-19-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,470
Posted By Siamese
Re: mainsail downhaul?

On my Catalina 28, I head into the wind while under sail (no motor), and make sure I have the slack out of the topping lift so the boom won't fall. Always double check it.

With the boat into...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-04-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By Siamese
Re: Ready to learn!!

I don't know if Yorksailor was making a joke.

I'm in Michigan so I can't help you out, but if there was someone around here with a sincere interest, I'd take them out for at least two reasons:
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-25-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 3,602
Posted By Siamese
Re: Looking for a boat of live aboard

If the boat has an outboard, it might be okay not to have a survey, but only if the person that looks it over for your is VERY knowledgeable. If there's water penetration in the deck, do you know...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-22-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 403
Posted By Siamese
Re: Boat next week

Welcome to Sailnet. Because you're new to forums let me tell you about my experience.

I use forums regularly for anything from motorcycles, vintage sewing machines, firearms, to guitars, and on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-10-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By Siamese
Re: sail repair

"I have not been able to get much help from sailrite"

Wow, I read through most of your correspondence with them, and was amazed at how much time they spent corresponding with you. ...
Forum: Living Aboard   04-27-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,239
Posted By Siamese
Re: Retiring soon...

If there was a group of new sailors, and I had to bet money on which ones would still be sailing five years later, I wouldn't put a dime on the ones who said, "As I don't think I can afford a power...
Forum: Chartering   04-17-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 5,312
Posted By Siamese

If ma's an every day drinker, she'd have to be totally agreeable, and know up front that she's going to be put into a situation where booze is not going to be available. Never mind the DT's.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-03-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,867
Posted By Siamese
Re: Buy a boat with "catalina smile"

So yeah, find out the real cost of the repair, and deduct that from the negotiated price. And the cost of the repair is not negotiable, so you need a seller who actually comprehends that.

And I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-24-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 5,150
Posted By Siamese
Re: First Boat Help: 1984 Hunter 34 or 1983 Catalina 30

A little bit apples and oranges, comparing a 34 and a 30. I have a preference for one of the brands you mentioned, but that preference is less important to me than my preference for whether I want a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-13-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,070
Posted By Siamese
Re: Does anyone know what type of boat this is???

It's a Bridges Point 24, Joel White design.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-09-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,097
Posted By Siamese
Nice Vacuum Cleaner

Found a nice vacuum for my Catalina 28. Not a lot of storage area on the boat, and it has carpet on the cabin sole.

I searched online and found the Eureka Easy Clean Handheld vacuum. It plugs...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-30-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,145
Posted By Siamese
Re: Bulkhead refinishing question

Bad product for what you wanted to do. Those veneers tend to be pretty thin, so getting it off is unlikely. Better choice would have been satin varnish or a light oil base stain followed by...
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