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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-11-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,898
Posted By Wcoast sailor
San Diego (also questions about boat ownership in California)

Shallow draft in San Diego isn't necessary, but stay out of the bay south of the bridge. There are deep water channels there to allow large ships to dock there but it goes from 40' to 4' very fast...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-17-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,033
Posted By Wcoast sailor
Re: What is the bracket on the stern for?

It could be for a drogue. For some great info on the Jordon Drogue and the physics of boats and waves, especially during storms conditions, at sea and anchor see Jordan Series Drogue...
Forum: US West Coast   06-17-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,750
Posted By Wcoast sailor
Cruising and sailing in southern CA

I guess I'll throw my 2 cents worth in. I've sail Southern Calif for over 35 years. The last 5 in San Diego. Mostly day sailing. I sail to relax and sailing in the harbor isn't relaxing to me, you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-20-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 3,835
Posted By Wcoast sailor
Re: Battery consumption. It's a mystery.

Hi Captinmeme. Here is a link for a monitor they also have a battery desulfinator which can double the life of your batteries too.

Power Products...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-20-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,389
Posted By Wcoast sailor
Re: Replacing Adler/Barbour Fridge components

Call Rich at Cruise RO Water. They make custom refer units and can sell you just a cold plate or the whole system. They are top of the line without the top of the line price. Their systems are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-20-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,793
Posted By Wcoast sailor
Re: Keeping fresh water from fouling

Most tap water has chlorine in it and unless your water is exposed to sunlight should be good for several months. I need to fill my tanks every few months as, even if I'm not going out on the boat I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-20-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By Wcoast sailor
Re: fresh water pump system

I would find out what the gal/per/minute or GPM is for your current pump and get one that is close to that. Catalina used the same pump of several different models so I don't think that finding THE...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-27-2013
Replies: 13
  Hola
Views: 655
Posted By Wcoast sailor
Hola

Just read your blog. I am enjoying it. Keep us up to date it is fun to hear about your experiences. You both have a nack for writing.
Forum: US West Coast   01-04-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,341
Posted By Wcoast sailor
Re: Motoring while sailing ????

For those of us in Southern California the prevailing wind is from the NW. Problem is, that's the direction of Catalina. Most of the time a favorable wind to Catalina is during a storm and the wind...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-16-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 5,804
Posted By Wcoast sailor
Re: Relocating to SoCal to liveaboard - have a catch 22...

There are lots of slips available in San Diego for over 34'. I have a 30' Catalina and it is in a 34' slip as there a lot of 34 and over available. Live aboard ones aren't as plentiful. Like others...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-11-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 4,390
Posted By Wcoast sailor
Re: Garbage Island

Sd1953 you said it very well. A lot of the plastic we throw away is used to replace paper/cardboard. McDonalds replaced their food containers of cardboard with styrofoam to avoid the storm about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-09-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By Wcoast sailor
Re: San Diego Shakedown Day 5 - Still No Wind!

Sorry about my misunderstanding on the fees. There are small craft warnings out today and tomorrow. Are you guys going out? I was headed down to my boat (at Harbor Island) got over half way there...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-09-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By Wcoast sailor
Re: San Diego Shakedown Day 5 - Still No Wind!

I just saw your post and looked at your web site. You are getting ready to do what I would love to do but probably won't be able. My wife likes sailing but not living aboard more than a few days...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-19-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,218
Posted By Wcoast sailor
It should drip once a minute with the engine off....

It should drip once a minute with the engine off. At the dock, turn on the engine and at idle put it in gear. It should remain cool with the shaft turning. There is a new material that doesn't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-14-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 3,016
Posted By Wcoast sailor
Re: Propeller Drag - Challenging my intuition

The real question is what does the manufacture of your trans recommend. Mine says (Catalina 30) to put it in reverse which locks it so it won't turn. Neutral turns half the trans and it isn't lubed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-10-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 3,321
Posted By Wcoast sailor
Re: Twisted Main sheet.

I had the same problem when I first got my boat. Asked the captain who trained my wife to sail, he wasn't sure. I found it was due to letting the main out while keeping the line in the bag coiled...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-22-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 896
Posted By Wcoast sailor
A little over my head

Some smaller boats actually had the cockpit drain into the bilge. Get a hose and check out where the leak is from. Also a small shop vac (a wet type) is helpfull to empty the bilge and keep the boat...
Forum: US West Coast   07-21-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,437
Posted By Wcoast sailor
Red face Re: Channel Islands in January?

Grosso, sounded like fun to me too. I haven't been up there in a sail boat but have done a lot of diving there on the dive boats out of Santa Barbara. I went up there one day and before we left the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-12-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,970
Posted By Wcoast sailor
Re: attack of the greenheads

I bet you didn't have the penny with the heads side up. The water magnifies Lincolns face and thats what scares em.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-05-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,631
Posted By Wcoast sailor
Re: compressed natural gass

Propane is heavier than air and will there for sink. That's why a propane tank on a boat has to be isolated from the rest of the boat and have a low compartment vent to the out side. Otherwise,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-04-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,631
Posted By Wcoast sailor
compressed natural gass

My boat had CNG when I purchased it. I love it and have no worries about gas build up. Fortunately I am berthed in San Diego Harbor where there is the only source of CNG in the whole SD area. Our...
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