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Search: Posts Made By: Catalina274me
Forum: Columbia & Coronado 09-05-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 2,269
Posted By Catalina274me
Smile Columbia Yachts

I hate to tell you this, but Columbia Yachts closed their doors in 1979. The site you had Columbia-yachts.com is an owners group.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 7,678
Posted By Catalina274me
I have a Catalina 27 that was tricked out for...

I have a Catalina 27 that was tricked out for racing before I took ownership of her. I do have the solid vang and have to say I love it. With the topping lift and a full batten main you could snag...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-05-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 5,292
Posted By Catalina274me
I second Sailingfools recomendation of Cetol....

I second Sailingfools recomendation of Cetol. That is what I used on interior and exterior of my old boat and I like the ease of touch-ups. It holds up well. On the interior when dusting I use Armor...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-04-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,546
Posted By Catalina274me
Actually using Marine-tex is easier IMHO than...

Actually using Marine-tex is easier IMHO than gelcoating.

I have seen first hand some small holes (old traveler mounting location) filled in my boat 5 years ago with NO yellowing. It matched with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-04-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,546
Posted By Catalina274me
I have seen Marine-Tex used for this with great...

I have seen Marine-Tex used for this with great results.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 814
Posted By Catalina274me
I know for the auto trim there is trim adhesive....

I know for the auto trim there is trim adhesive. 101 should do well also.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 814
Posted By Catalina274me
Rub rail

You might look into auto trim. I've seen it in bulk rolls. Differant sizes for all kinds of applications.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 2,805
Posted By Catalina274me
Rust Stains

I read somewhere that rubbing a lime works. The newer the stain the better it works. Sometimes all the stain is not removed but the sunlight will finish "bleaching" it out.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-05-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 6,975
Posted By Catalina274me
clean sails

I have used 1 gallon of bleach, 1 container of oxy-clean with 1 small box of mild detergent used for hand washing delicates, in a 55 gallon plastic barrel. Let soak for 2 hours with some agitating...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2008
Replies: 198
Views: 12,162
Posted By Catalina274me
It takes me 30 minutes to drive 30 miles. I could...

It takes me 30 minutes to drive 30 miles. I could move the boat closer but then would have to have the train bride lifted to go down river where the scenery is better anyway. Go every friday night...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-14-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 2,234
Posted By Catalina274me
Home vs. boat

Your home is also a drier environment usually. Heat etc...
But I have to say my Pioneer stereo has been on my boat for 7 years now without skipping a BEAT, and it is not "Marinized". But cockpit...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-29-2008
Replies: 104
Views: 33,507
Posted By Catalina274me
Not sure if they do but will check. From the...

Not sure if they do but will check.

From the SEA Clear II site:
GPS:
The GPS must be capable of transmitting NMEA 0183 1.5 or higher messages. Most modern GPS units with PC communication will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-29-2008
Replies: 104
Views: 33,507
Posted By Catalina274me
Seea Clear II seems as good as my chart View Pro....

Seea Clear II seems as good as my chart View Pro. But Free.. I have had no isues with it. I have a buddy in the Coast Guard Auxillary that uses it also with no problems.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-15-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 4,827
Posted By Catalina274me
I just had my boat Coast Guard inspected last...

I just had my boat Coast Guard inspected last weekend and I was told that inland waters inspection is self explaining, but offshore is considered were I am in the Columbia River, Tongue Point and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-14-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 1,776
Posted By Catalina274me
The only problem I've noticed with the baggies is...

The only problem I've noticed with the baggies is with screws over time. They tend to poke through and make holes and get a few here and there. and what halekai36 said above, must have been posting...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-14-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 1,776
Posted By Catalina274me
When I saw you photo I laughed soooo hard. Your...

When I saw you photo I laughed soooo hard. Your photo says a thousand words. I have done the same and many more. Like forgetting to put a bungie around the Microwave. I have the glass turntable in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-14-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 3,975
Posted By Catalina274me
Not trying to make this a C25 to C27 comparison...

Not trying to make this a C25 to C27 comparison but, saying what I have observed in my non-formal racing in a high wind area. 25-30 knots of wind in the summer. Could be the experiance of the owners...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-14-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 3,975
Posted By Catalina274me
Mayme in light air, but when the wind pipes up...

Mayme in light air, but when the wind pipes up the 27's will blow by a C25 and be alot more comfortable. But like you said I have seen the C25 blow by the C250's. THe only problem with the C25 is no...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-13-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 3,975
Posted By Catalina274me
shooter13 Is the Catalina 25 the 25 or 250...

shooter13
Is the Catalina 25 the 25 or 250 model?
My buddy at my home port has the 250 and I like the room, it has almost as much room as my Catalina 27. Totally differant layout though. He also...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-07-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 3,912
Posted By Catalina274me
To much negativity

I too used to use hank on sails, but my boat came with a brand new CDI furler with a brand new 135% Island sails Genoa. (go ahead and make fun of the CDI):p Me and a buddy installed it in a few...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 02-07-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 5,207
Posted By Catalina274me
Catalina 27 not a Blue Water Boat

Blueranger,
As you can see by my login name I have a Catalina 27. It has been beefed up a little for the Oregon Offshore Race. But I know it's capabilities and would not do what you are planning on....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2008
Replies: 50
Views: 4,449
Posted By Catalina274me
I didn't see any mention of these spendy...

I didn't see any mention of these spendy machines.
http://www.xtremenotebooks.com/
http://www.stealthcomputer.com/portables_notebook.htm
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-15-2008
Replies: 86
Views: 19,012
Posted By Catalina274me
This is true but with the internal haylard of the...

This is true but with the internal haylard of the CDI, the haylard problem is not there but the furling line tension is. But I have seen somwhere (not sure what it is called) a line tensioner,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-15-2008
Replies: 86
Views: 19,012
Posted By Catalina274me
CDI is probably the cheapest. Here is the site. ...

CDI is probably the cheapest. Here is the site.
http://www.cruisingdirect.com/cd/CD_catalog.taf?_function=list&category=26&subcategory=43
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-15-2008
Replies: 86
Views: 19,012
Posted By Catalina274me
I have had my CDI for 6 years with no problems....

I have had my CDI for 6 years with no problems. It installed easily and has internal haylard wich gives you the original haylard as an extra. I would go for the optional ball bearings. CDI's site...
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