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Search: Posts Made By: maddata
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-09-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,661
Posted By maddata
The shaft is dripless so I doubt that is it. And...

The shaft is dripless so I doubt that is it. And its on the hard.

I agree and thanks to all who chimed in -- likely not catastrophic here. I did give the manual pump a few tries but I dont...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-09-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,661
Posted By maddata
It is covered with a canvass cover. Mast might...

It is covered with a canvass cover. Mast might very well be the culprit, but it is deck stepped. Would water be leaking down the compression post?

Batteries disconnected so no concern with the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-09-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,661
Posted By maddata
Frozen Bilge Water -- Issue?

All:

I'm seeking some comfort that the frozen bilge water I have is a non-isssue. My boat is laid up on the hard in the midwest and must have attracted some water (perhaps through the halyard...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By maddata
Anyone know what he was captaining? Were the 15...

Anyone know what he was captaining? Were the 15 members aboard his NFL possee or crew for his J105?

Benson is a whining, half assed RB. I just remember draft day when he cried like a little...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-17-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 2,924
Posted By maddata
Albatross Disaster

Did everyone see the full story the NY Post did on the S/V Albatross that was abandoned / rescued whilst sailing into a hurricane Noel?

SETTING SAIL INTO HORROR - New York Post...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-27-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 732
Posted By maddata
I think you can go 2 seasons but at the end of...

I think you can go 2 seasons but at the end of the second you should expect some build up. I'm in Burnham Habor (was on a can last season) and noticed a lot more fouling that I would have liked. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-01-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 3,743
Posted By maddata
The more you uselessly defend yourself, the less...

The more you uselessly defend yourself, the less credibility you have on all your other overly-opinionated posts.

Cardiac arrest upon sudden immersion in 60 degree water is no more a possibility...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-29-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 3,743
Posted By maddata
Sudden immersion in 60 degree water causing a...

Sudden immersion in 60 degree water causing a cardiac arrest across 3 otherwise healthy men? Nice posit buddy. Just be happy with your crappy new england sports teams and give it a rest.

EDIT: ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-26-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 3,743
Posted By maddata
Thanks Mr. Know It All. I will do you one better...

Thanks Mr. Know It All. I will do you one better than reading since I know about cold water and hypothermia first hand having been in a MOB situation in a frostbite fleet race. I am aware, Mr. Know...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 3,743
Posted By maddata
My first thought from the news reports was that...

My first thought from the news reports was that the MOB had to be the catalyst and that seems to be emerging as the likely cause. I think my first reaction would have been to circle and recover the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 3,743
Posted By maddata
Think the news stories mentioned it was S/V...

Think the news stories mentioned it was S/V "Jason", a J/35. That is a good offshore boat.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 5,079
Posted By maddata
Sail Place is the oldest dealer in the Catalina...

Sail Place is the oldest dealer in the Catalina network. Chances are they will respond if you make a stink. Or just email Gerry Douglas. I like the boat too. The weather helm is my only issue --...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 3,743
Posted By maddata
Every year it seems that a handful of Chicago...

Every year it seems that a handful of Chicago boaters get into trouble taking their boats down the Crowley's (there was a rescue last season in October I recall) but this is perhaps the most deadly...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 5,079
Posted By maddata
C309 #110 here. My fridge is definitely DC. I am...

C309 #110 here. My fridge is definitely DC. I am on a mooring can so it makes no difference, but when I am on transient docks I have noticed it does not run on AC alone. If someone kicks out your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-19-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,325
Posted By maddata
I was out that same day... Didn't hit 25 kts as I...

I was out that same day... Didn't hit 25 kts as I recall, but maybe 15-20. Seas were well behaved versus a N or NE blow which, well, would have had them around 10ft. Sunday was a really nice day...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-26-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 511
Posted By maddata
Model Replica of Sailboat

As a 50th birthday gift, I was considering having a model replica of a friend's sailboat (a Tartan) made to hang on the wall. Does anyone know where one can commision to have this done? Does this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 3,003
Posted By maddata
#110 here, Lake Michigan. I'm not entirely sure...

#110 here, Lake Michigan. I'm not entirely sure what benefit its adds, really. On technical advice, etc. I find myself relying on the dealer since its a new boat. I guess Catalina is also helpful...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-12-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,208
Posted By maddata
Wow. I was just out there Wednesday night single...

Wow. I was just out there Wednesday night single handed. Watched the fireworks -- waves were nearly calm. What a difference a few hours makes. I guess 16 feet isn't much to hang onto in 6 footers...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-02-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 5,706
Posted By maddata
I have an in mast furler and haven't had it jam...

I have an in mast furler and haven't had it jam up. It needs to be depowered to furl well in my experience. I am curious to see how others furl their main (i.e., what points of sail)?

For all...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-29-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By maddata
Righteous Set of Tools...

I need to purchase a good, relatively compact set of tools for my new Catalina. I am interested to hear suggestions about what it should include, or if reasonably complete toolkits exist.

Did...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,697
Posted By maddata
GPS Fix Lost

Has anyone had any issues with a Raystar 125 GPS receiver failing or losing its fix permanently? Mine (mounted on the sternrail) worked for a few weeks and now will not receive a fix. I tested the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-19-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 2,742
Posted By maddata
Understanding Amp Hours

I am trying to deterimine how much time I have on my deep cycle which is good for approximately 190 amp hours. Assuming I am running on a 12 volt battery, does a 9 watt electrical device (my GPS)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-19-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 569
Posted By maddata
Head Water Intake

I know I should know this, but how much water in impelled with each pump on a Jabsco compact manual marine head? I am curious how much water is actually drawn in with each pump. The manual does not...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-06-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 3,989
Posted By maddata
Wow. Look at what I started. Anyway, I close on...

Wow. Look at what I started. Anyway, I close on the boat today and sail away this weekend. Thanks to all for the spirited input.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-29-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 3,989
Posted By maddata
Hiring a surveyor doesn't seem necessary --...

Hiring a surveyor doesn't seem necessary -- cruisingdad, what do you think? It would be a Catalina, so your advice (yacht or no yacht) counts here!
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