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Search: Posts Made By: catchinrays
Forum: Cruising Videos 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 295
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 11-19-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By catchinrays
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos 11-08-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 409
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: 310
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: 14
Views: 1,478
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: 321
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 10-01-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 475
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: 14
Views: 1,478
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: 14
Views: 1,478
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: 522
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: 522
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: 14
Views: 1,478
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: 662
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: 73
Views: 7,323
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: 409
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: 409
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 06-04-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 409
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: 377
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...
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos 05-19-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 355
Posted By catchinrays
Stepping a Mast on a Catamaran

We just stepped the mast on our Fountaine Pajot Venezia today.

Check out the time lapse video here:

http://www.catchinrays.net/2014/05/new-video-re-stepping-mast.html

As always, I welcome...
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos 04-09-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,478
Posted By catchinrays
Renovating a Catamaran - the first 5 months

This video takes a look back on the last 5 months of renovation and repairs that have taken place in Key West aboard our 42' Fountaine Pajot Venezia - Catchin' Rays.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-17-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 16,246
Posted By catchinrays
Re: Best sailing blogs of 2014

My blog is about how we planned, saved, and bought our 42' catamaran and the ongoing renovation and repairs to get it ready to sail. Check out my site to see how we did it and everything that goes...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-11-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By catchinrays
Re: Groco Hydromatic Strainer

Update: Groco told me that the motor had thrown its magnets and ruined my motor housing. Patrick at Groco searched the shop and found a spare housing to exchange mine with and saved me about $1000....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-28-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By catchinrays
Groco Hydromatic Strainer

When I purchased my boat, the surveyor mentioned in his report that I had a Groco Hydromatic strainer on board that was in-operable, and "that these units are prone to failure and should be removed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-01-2014
Replies: 1,058
Views: 249,880
Posted By catchinrays
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

In 2011 we took an "adventure" tour with Mark, the owner of Stray Cat from Miami to Nassau, Bahama. This sunset picture was taken while we were anchored at Chub Cay.
...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-31-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By catchinrays
My family of four takes on a catamaran renovation and a new lifestyle.

In October of this year, we purchased a 1995 Venezia -our first ever sailboat. Not that this is a particularly original idea, but we like many others before us, have virtually no sailing experience....
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