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Search: Posts Made By: norahs arc
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Snapfurl CF500 Furling Jib Question!

I have just done the same thing - installed a 700 snap furl. Just take your jib to a sailmaker/repair shop and get them to install a luff wire strip. It sews on over the sail and is not real...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 713
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Cold beer a Must

We use a Domatic cooler/freezer. It is 12/24Volts DC or 110Volts AC. We run it on DC on the boat as a cooler with the temperature set at 1 degree C (Appx 34 degres F).
LOVE IT! Uses very little...
Forum: Multihull 03-01-2014
Replies: 301
Views: 16,374
Posted By norahs arc
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

I learned to sail on a small cat. It turned out to be my first and last multihull.
I would not go further from land than I can swim in any boat that has an escape hatch in the bottom.
I joke about...
Forum: C27 02-03-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,259
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Yay! A c27 subforum!

There is a simpler way using lag bolts, call Catalina Yachts or check their web site for details.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-02-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 856
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Loos Gauges and Alternative Rig Tuning Methods

In his book "Boatowner's Mechanical And Electrical Manual" (Third Edition Pg 763)
Nigel Calder describes a simple methood of setting up rigging with a tape measure and some tape or a marker. The...
Forum: C27 02-02-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,259
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Yay! A c27 subforum!

Keel bolts, deck leaks- both repairable without a major fuss.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-02-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,036
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Solar battery charger showing 19 volts?

Notice that on the spec sheet it says "23.8 open circuit voltage" The panel is probably working as designed, your voltage reading is low but it doesn't seem to be in bright sunlight.
This small...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-28-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 4,012
Posted By norahs arc
Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

I'm not sure, but I think he takes the subway. :)
The boat does have one doesn't it?
Forum: Engines 01-28-2014
Replies: 99
Views: 3,646
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Ethanol in gasoline questions

I have only one engine besides my car that is designed to run on ethanol/gas blend. It is an American Made Generic generator that has run appx 40 hrs/week this past year and appx 20 hrs/week avg. for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-25-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,632
Posted By norahs arc
Re: 22ft on Lake Huron

I have read most of the replies to the question about suitably of an Edel 665 for sailing Lake Huron. A lot of critical comments but not much info from experienced owners.
So - here goes...I owned...
Forum: C27 01-20-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Jib Furling

Thanks for the input folks but the decision has been made. It was between Harken and Schaefer because both are available local. (Shipping arround here is priced out of this world.) I bought the...
Forum: C27 01-13-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By norahs arc
Jib Furling

I am going to add jib furling to my C27 this season. I have been looking at Shafer and Harkin, leaning toward Shafer (spelling???)
Anyone have experience, comments, or suggestions I would like to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-13-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 2,978
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Things lost in the water

My dad lost his false teeth over the side one time. He asked me to go back and try to find them but I explained the 100 ft or so of water depth to him.
I have lost other (ususal) things but that is...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-01-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By norahs arc
Re: 1978 Catalina 27 on Lake Ontario

Welcome aboard:
Another C27 cruising - I sail out of Saint John NB on my 1977. Had a great season and enjoyed myself.
I have done most of the maintence you did except for the deck core - no...
Forum: C27 10-25-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By norahs arc
2013 Was A Great Season!

Norahs Ark is on the hard now after an enjoyable sailing season on the Saint John river and lake system and one trip on the Bay of Fundy. Logged over 600 miles this summer with only one problem, had...
Forum: C27 10-25-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Keel bolts

Re C27 keel bolts, they are a weak point, just plain steel on mine and all are rusted and one broken off!!! The factory has a solution for the problem though. They recommend drilling new holes and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-13-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,231
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Paceship PY23 thoughts/opinions

Good solid boats but THEY DON'T SAIL WORTH (enter your own choice fowl language here). They make a good motor sailor though. In my area they are selling for next to nothing if selling at all.
Forum: C27 08-04-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,259
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Yay! A c27 subforum!

Has anyone (else) encountered rudder problems when under power.
My C27 has the old Atomic 4 inboard engine. When under power if I let go of the tiller for just a second the boat...
Forum: C27 06-28-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,259
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Yay! A c27 subforum!

I hope to get C27 specific ideas and info from this. I have a 1977 C27 that needed tons of work and still needs some but I have been sailing her and love the way it performs.
This year I removed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By norahs arc
Re: fresh water tank vent

Can you blow air through the line from the tank end when it is off the tank? If not try pushing a smaller diameter line through to check for foreign material in the line. I have heard of insects...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-06-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By norahs arc
Re: New to sailing (sort of) and just got 2 boats (yeah, you read that right)

Two project boats!! You need to spend some time with a mental health professional. (chuckle - have fun, hell have double the fun and welcome to the club.)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-03-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,964
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Power Battery Set up for 27ft sailboat

I suggest a couple of the marine deepcycle/starting batteries available at Canadian Tire, Costco,WalMart etc. (WalMart has 120 ah on sale for just under $90.00 right now.)
Be sure to mount...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-31-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By norahs arc
Re: re-sealing stem fitting on Catalina 22

Check out mainsail's posts for good information on this (and other maintence issues). He has an excellent web site with "how to" guides and pictures. I don't know how to put a link in this so you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-31-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,064
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Recommend Cleat for bow/anchor

Re bow cleat(s). I have two cleats - one on each side where line chocks would be mounted. First boat with this arrangement for me and I LOVE IT. Leaves the foredeck clear so jib sheets don't foul....
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-28-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,610
Posted By norahs arc
Re: stays and shrouds too loose?

Boatowner's Mechanical And Electrical Manual by Nigel Calder Has an excellent section on rig setup. He describes an effective way to measure the amount of stretch on the stay or shroud using simpley...
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