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Forum: Cruising Videos   07-19-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 394
Posted By catchinrays
Episode #9: St. Martin to Montserrat

On this episode, we begin at Maho Beach, St. Martin as we watch the jets take off right in front of us; Aaron takes the drone up for a couple of test flights, and we take care of a real crappy...
Forum: Cruising Videos   04-09-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 803
Posted By catchinrays
You've got to see this - an Epic Adventure

Here is the new episode that documents the adventure from Georgetown, Exumas to the Dominican Republic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvTrYLOPEQw
Forum: Cruising Videos   03-18-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 592
Posted By catchinrays
Episode #4 Exploring the Bahamas: Stocking Island

On this episode, we set out for a couple of days of exploration. First we take the narrow path to the windward beach and head south until it ends and the labyrinth of trails begin - where beautiful...
Forum: Cruising Videos   03-04-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 905
Posted By catchinrays
Re: Sailing the Bahamas Episode #3 Normans to Georgetown

We're trying to go south and head toward BVI...along with about 30 other cruisers now stuck in Georgetown...east winds won't quit. But as soon as the window opens, I think a lot of us are going to...
Forum: Cruising Videos   03-01-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 905
Posted By catchinrays
Sailing the Bahamas Episode #3 Normans to Georgetown

On this episode, we hang out at Norman's Cay for a few days before moving on to Staniel Cay where we chill out while waiting out the wind. We then head down to Lee Stocking where we find a message...
Forum: Cruising Videos   02-03-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 592
Posted By catchinrays
New Video: 2. Bimini to Norman's Cay

In this installment, we leave Bimini and head back to Gun Cay to get an early start for the long haul to Chub Cay. After that, we sail on to Rose Island, Allan's Cay, and finally to Norman's Cay...
Forum: Cruising Videos   12-31-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 1,138
Posted By catchinrays
First Sail Video ever after Refit

Watch the crew raise the sails on Catchin' Rays for the first time. On this video, we take care of a couple small projects and then head out to sea for a perfect day of sailing.
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Forum: Cruising Videos   12-02-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 592
Posted By catchinrays
Launching our catamaran and first ever Sea-trial

Here is the eagerly anticipated, long awaited, critically acclaimed launch video. It has been a long time coming and massively overdue. This video also includes our first ever sea-trial.

Take...
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos   11-18-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 775
Posted By catchinrays
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos   11-08-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 775
Posted By catchinrays
Catamaran Refit Episode 5 - Watermaker Rebuild and Solar Panels

I'm happy to announce that this will be my last video in the "refit" series that I've been making for the past year. The next video I make will be the "splash" video and then on to the fun stuff -...
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos   11-03-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 562
Posted By catchinrays
A Catamaran Refit Part 4

The new video is here.

Check out what we've been working on aboard our 42' cat as we get even closer to splash day.

Click here to check out Part 4...
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos   11-03-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,219
Posted By catchinrays
Re: Renovating a Catamaran - the first 5 months

Thanks travellerw....I always appreciate kudos....it really means a lot to me. And I've heard this more than a few times about how people do like how I was so honest about my costs - and it was a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-20-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 410
Posted By catchinrays
A Sailboat Refit Episode 4

Check out our latest installment of our refit series. This episode includes making our own 10 meter Raymarine Hs cable for about $25. Wiring and installing a new 12 volt panel for expansion, and...
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos   09-30-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 837
Posted By catchinrays
Renovating a Cat - Part 3

Here's the next video in the refit of our catamaran - a 1995 Fountaine Pajot Venezia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-weFo8OBOwo&list=PLgD3B3zxXVXRu8ICCdgTFzMQs1RQjxZ0Q

Visit our blog at...
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos   09-26-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,219
Posted By catchinrays
Re: Renovating a Catamaran - the first 5 months

I think I've read the 13'6" Hammerhead ones weigh around 235 lbs., but ours is only 11'6" long with a max rating of 40 hp - but its still the Hammerhead version....but to me, it weighs somewhere in...
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos   09-25-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,219
Posted By catchinrays
Re: Renovating a Catamaran - the first 5 months

Thanks SmackDaddy, and sorry about the graphic pictures...didn't even dawn on me about the graphic nature of the pictures and posting them because its something we've dealt with for so long, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-15-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By catchinrays
Re: Which Portable Ice maker works w/ a water maker?

Thanks for the replies, I was unsure of exactly what kind of output a RO water maker puts out. But am I also incorrect that these type units can't store the ice they produce?

This one at Walmart:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-15-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By catchinrays
Which Portable Ice maker works w/ a water maker?

I was thinking about purchasing a portable ice maker for the boat, but after doing a bit of research, I am discovering that they don't work with distilled or pure water - which I would think would be...
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos   08-13-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,219
Posted By catchinrays
Re: Renovating a Catamaran - the first 5 months

jeffgauvin - you're welcome

svtrio - thank you; we hope so

Kevin at s/v Catchin' Rays
Forum: Electronics   07-02-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,002
Posted By catchinrays
Need Help - 12 volt tv or 110 volt tv?

I am confused about the energy consumption difference between a 12 volt television and a 110 volt television that runs through the inverter.

For example, I have spent this whole time thinking I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-10-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 10,665
Posted By catchinrays
Re: Before and After Photos - Show Us!

Just a couple of before and after:

The original navigational equipment:
http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/xx136/Catchinrays/navold_zpsdb50c41d.jpg

And the after:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-08-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By catchinrays
Re: Need help removing these icebox lids

I have never heard of embedded nuts....I will have to look them up. Of course, I've never seen anything like them before period. And checking from the back and underneath might be impossible, but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-08-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By catchinrays
Re: Need help removing these icebox lids

That would have been the most logical thing to do, right?? But unfortunately I didn't even touch one of those cap/cover things...and now I've already left the boat.

Thanks for the suggestion...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-03-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By catchinrays
Need help removing these icebox lids

Just thought I'd post a couple pictures of my icebox lids because I can't figure out how to remove them. The only attachments look to be bolts without any pattern to remove them (no wrench or...
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos   06-03-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 495
Posted By catchinrays
A Catamaran Refit Part 2

New video detailing my latest projects aboard Catchin' Rays - our 1995 Fountaine Pajot Venezia.

Check out the video here:

Catchin' Rays: New Video - A Catamaran Refit Part 2...
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