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Search: Posts Made By: CellNav
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-03-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 730
Posted By CellNav
Source for Chainplates

I found a crack in the starboard chainplate on my 73 Catalina 27. Looks like crevice corrosion where it bolts into the bulkhead. Anyone know of a source for these? With over 6000 built I'm hoping...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-06-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 892
Posted By CellNav
New Boat Values

Is there a source for new boat prices similar to what you'd find for real estate (Comps)? Neither the MFGs or dealers list prices on their web sites. I'm trying to compare models and prices.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-28-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 904
Posted By CellNav
Water

If it's saltwater and it's been in the bilge for three years then rest assured the keel to hull joint is solid. Otherwise, the water would have leaked out the way it came in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-13-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 3,763
Posted By CellNav
Rig

FastBottoms,
There was a 1020 on my boat when I bought it. i used it once or twice, but found it easier to use a tank and reg. The hose looks like standard compressor hose. Are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-12-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 1,883
Posted By CellNav
Canadian A4 we're sold with restrictors to keep...

Canadian A4 we're sold with restrictors to keep them below 17 Hp for some reason. I supect it was either tax related or to keep them from fleeing the winter weather...
I had the same trouble with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-12-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,154
Posted By CellNav
Cutlass

Mine's going and it vibrates badly when you shift into forward or reverse. You can also feel a slight rumbling under power. Dive the boat and if it moves more than 1/8" either direction it needs to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-14-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,345
Posted By CellNav
Stuffed

It's an ironic situation, most of us struggle to keep water out of our boats... Did your friend remove all the old stuffing? That could be a factor. If you can't get it to drip then I'd pull it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-12-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 2,804
Posted By CellNav
Dinghy repair adhesive?

The elements have dissolved the glue joints on our inflatable dinghy. The brand name is Baltic. What adhesive can I use to re-glue the joints?

Aloha,

Mike
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-10-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,531
Posted By CellNav
Software

Will any of these load into a Garmin chat plotter or are they PC only?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-29-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 2,702
Posted By CellNav
Another reason to replace the fuel pump is the...

Another reason to replace the fuel pump is the failure mode of the diaphram. If it's perforated it will fill the oil pan with gas. Had it happen on our A4 and it was a disconcerting, to say the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-20-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,381
Posted By CellNav
Thanks Guys! I know what a discharge...

Thanks Guys!

I know what a discharge placard is Saildog,
What's the difference (in a catastrophic leak) between fuel draining out the boat through a drain hole and fuel being pumped out of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-20-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,381
Posted By CellNav
Pickling A Gas Tank

The gas tank in my Atomic 4 powered C-27 was giving me problems with sediment. I've since installed a 5 gal plastic tank in the aft lazerette for safety. If the tank leaks, the gas drains overboard...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-28-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,836
Posted By CellNav
I painted my C-27 with three coats of ablative...

I painted my C-27 with three coats of ablative (West Marine's primium) about a year ago. The paint is just about at the end of it's useful life. I do sail the boat every weekend here in Hawaii, but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-15-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 6,957
Posted By CellNav
Been there with my C-27. Drill a few more holes...

Been there with my C-27. Drill a few more holes around the circumference. If it's dry you should be good. Patch the holes with expoxy and put an epoxy barrier coat over the whole thing. If the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-16-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By CellNav
Thanks for the advice- with two notable...

Thanks for the advice- with two notable exceptions....
Sailaway and Sailormann, you two need to find a quiet corner somewhere.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-15-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By CellNav
I thought about a 12V electric fence, then...

I thought about a 12V electric fence, then thought again....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-15-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By CellNav
Anti-Bird track???

I've got a C-27 mored on a ball. It's got boats all around it, but the birds have singled out MY BOAT as their night-time party spot/latrine. I've tried Owls, mono-filiment fishing line and rubber...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By CellNav
The best way would be vacu-bagging. There's a...

The best way would be vacu-bagging. There's a good article last month's THIS OLD BOAT magazine on the technique.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-24-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 11,936
Posted By CellNav
Talking - If it's cool it's going to be thick and dry...

- If it's cool it's going to be thick and dry slow so use a faster drying reducer
-- Warm the can in a pan of water if it's below 60F

- I brushed mine in warm weather straight from the can.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-14-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 2,509
Posted By CellNav
Notice the zinc is pristine while the casting is...

Notice the zinc is pristine while the casting is disolved. SD is right - bad wiring OR you have stray current in your marina. We had a stray current issue after a storm damaged the marina's shore...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By CellNav
I'm using Mapsource on a PC.

I'm using Mapsource on a PC.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By CellNav
Alternatives to Garmin Supplied Software?

I've got a Garmin CSX 76 with the electronic charts for Hawaii. The software used to load waypoints and routes is poor compared to what I've used in aviation. Is there an alternative that will work...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-11-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 806
Posted By CellNav
Stuffing Box into new hose?

Just received my new box and hose from Catalina. The hose is 1 5/8" id and the box is 1 3/4". What's the trick to getting the hose to stretch? I assume you put the box on the hose before setting on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-12-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 4,882
Posted By CellNav
Hysol comes in a two-part cartrige with a...

Hysol comes in a two-part cartrige with a dispensing gun and mixing nozzle. It's great for forcing epoxy into tight spaces:

AirPac Models - ADHESIVES...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-10-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,198
Posted By CellNav
My stuffing box is turning with the shaft...

My stuffing box is turning with the shaft (seized?). If I can free it I plan on replacing the hose and repacking. The Catalina drawing calls for 1 5/8 id. fiber reinforced hose. Where is a good...
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