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Search: Posts Made By: svwhirlwind
Forum: Catalina 10-26-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 7,174
Posted By svwhirlwind
Our 1980 C27 c/w 9.9 outboard, all rigging, and...

Our 1980 C27 c/w 9.9 outboard, all rigging, and equipment for extended sailing, sitting on the trailer, weighs 9000lbs. I've weighed her several times on MOT weight scales (truck weigh scales) and it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-21-2007
Replies: 77
Views: 5,960
Posted By svwhirlwind
Sailing, sailing, sailing, if I don't get 6 hours...

Sailing, sailing, sailing, if I don't get 6 hours a day at least 4 times a week, I have to up the meds!!!:p :rolleyes: I sail a Catalina 30 in the Gulf Islands area.

Mike
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 921
Posted By svwhirlwind
Joel73, Something to watch for if you...

Joel73,

Something to watch for if you switch to an Oberdorfer from a Sherwood. Our engine ( Universal M25) was notorius for overheating at the 3/4 to full throttle range. This stopped when we...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-22-2007
Replies: 51
Views: 2,365
Posted By svwhirlwind
It's my understanding that the lack of succes of...

It's my understanding that the lack of succes of the French towel had nothing to do with the tassles falling off while transiting rough surfaces. The fault appears to be in the water hose they are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-25-2007
Replies: 56
Views: 3,438
Posted By svwhirlwind
I would reconsider teflon/caulking the threads on...

I would reconsider teflon/caulking the threads on the HE zinc, the more you insulate the zinc from the HE the less effective it becomes. It is conceivable that the effects of the zinc could be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-02-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 2,391
Posted By svwhirlwind
Love it, nothing can match the joy brought by our...

Love it, nothing can match the joy brought by our children! I fully understand about the childs lifejacket, I'm sure that child will never be as safe any where else, as when in the arms of his...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-30-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 2,955
Posted By svwhirlwind
You bet!!

This particular rudder will give you fingertip control at almost all times. I've had C27 sailers with the old barndoor style and the improved "Booth" rudders try it, they all say the same thing, it's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-26-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 2,955
Posted By svwhirlwind
Railsunderinca, it was a 1980 traditional model,...

Railsunderinca, it was a 1980 traditional model, powered by a 9.9 Yamaha 4 stroke. Rigged with a 150 genoa on Harken roller furling and a full batton main. The hull and keel were fully faired and the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-25-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 6,959
Posted By svwhirlwind
What you haveis a Universal M25. A marinized...

What you haveis a Universal M25. A marinized Kubota D850 engine. If you were to refer to catalina30.com/techlib/engines.htm you will see drawings, installations and best of all a parts manual. If you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-25-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 2,955
Posted By svwhirlwind
We trailered our C27 for 7 years, hitting almost...

We trailered our C27 for 7 years, hitting almost any imaginable sea or weather state. We are thoroughly convinced the C27 is one of the more solid, steadier, and forgiving boats available. I suggest...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-10-2006
Replies: 3,217
Views: 357,058
Posted By svwhirlwind
Cruising Area

Gulf Islands to Desolation Sound
Forum: Catalina 11-03-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 4,509
Posted By svwhirlwind
Rich, I believe that the length of the...

Rich,

I believe that the length of the rudder post will require you to dig a hole under the rudder or have the boat very high on its supports and stands. I've encountered this problem on my...
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