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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-24-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 5,502
Posted By flyingbear
Catalina 38 owners


Catalina stopped manufacturing the C-38 in about 1990, 15 years ago. I would imagine that in 15 years, those people at the factory familiar with the 38s are gone, probably due to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-01-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 6,073
Posted By flyingbear
W60 - No oil pressure after oil change???

You may want to check out what this guy says about oil filters.

His opinions only but he has cut open many brands of oil filters and compares...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-23-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 1,265
Posted By flyingbear
Solar Panels

I have 2 kyocera 80 panels and they provide ample power including the reefer hog. I can also recommend Northern Arizona Wind & Sun for best prices and good service.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-29-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 848
Posted By flyingbear
Sail Mail

Try this link:
And this one:
And one more:

Those links should give you enough info about what is involved.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-11-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 1,222
Posted By flyingbear


Cruising Concepts makes a cast acrylic retrofit hatches. Trouble is they cost $450. Take a look at this link:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-23-2004
Replies: 15
Views: 14,261
Posted By flyingbear
hard dodger vs. soft

I have a "Wavestopper" hard top dodger on my boat. While it is very sturdy and has great hand holds on it, I took a wave over the bow sailing in our blustery N. Pacific. The wave proceeded aft and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-02-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 5,543
Posted By flyingbear
Santa Cruz boats


I looked at this very boat some years ago when I was looking to move up from my 25 footer. I was really impressed by the build quality of the boat. My wife nixed the SC33 though and later I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-14-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 2,988
Posted By flyingbear
Copper Bottom Paint Ban In San Diego (Long but Important!)

If you live in San Diego or for that matter anywhere in California please read this letter from RBOC (Recreational Boaters of California). FYI, RBOC is a watchdog group that looks out for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-15-2003
Replies: 22
Views: 5,293
Posted By flyingbear
Catalina 350

I didn''t think the Benehuntalina bashers could be quiet for long. Denr even seconded himself.

C-42 #567
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-24-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 3,762
Posted By flyingbear
buying a sailboat in california


The 8% is sales tax - called a "use" tax by the DMV. The 1% is personal property tax assessed by the county exactly the same way as property tax on a house is assessed. Buy a boat...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-28-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 1,247
Posted By flyingbear

My guess is that the boat is a Pearson Ensign. Check out
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-19-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 1,158
Posted By flyingbear
Icom Remote Mic


I am pretty sure that neither the ICOM remote mike or the Horizon remote mike carries any radio signals. I am making an educated guess based upon the type of wire in the cable - i.e....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-04-2003
Replies: 21
Views: 16,239
Posted By flyingbear
81 Catalina 38 '''' Sparkman Stevens


I owned C-38 #297 (1985 model) for 5 years. My wife & I lived aboard in SF Bay all that time. Our boat was a well equiped x-racer so we had the full complement of sails. The diesel...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-10-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 7,788
Posted By flyingbear
Wallas Cabin Heaters

I have a Wallas 3000DX (10,000 Btu) on my C-42. I am very pleased with the heater, its electrical demand is much less than the Espar or Webasto and it seems to be equivalent in fuel consumption. 2...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-21-2002
Replies: 40
Views: 4,199
Posted By flyingbear
what if !

Check out this website for a novel way of powering a boat. Best performance reportedly obtained going straight upwind.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-29-2002
Replies: 23
Views: 23,141
Posted By flyingbear
Origo stoves

I used to own an Olson 911S which came equiped with an Origo 2 burner stove. The stove worked great and seemed to heat water just fine. Cooked some fairly gourmet meals on it too. I filled the...
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