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Search: Posts Made By: bratzcpa
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,116
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Best outboard motor for a small inflatable?

okay, so the music video was a serious thread "drift". . . . but it was so dang funny, it was WELL worth it. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-08-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,116
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Best outboard motor for a small inflatable?

We have a Yamaha (it says "Mariner" but its really a Yamaha) 2hp. It is paired to our 8' Walker Bay inflatable with an air floor. The motor is a mod-1980s, so it is a two stroke.

We LOVE it. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-03-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,088
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: budget estimate for adding roller furling???

We have a Catalina 27 tall rig. same size luff as yours. This past winter, we ordered and have received a CDI FF6 (with ball bearings). We ordered this from the Sailnet store - best price, just...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-29-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Looking for welding plans to build trailer

thanks for your comments and suggestions.

Yes, I have searched and searched for a used trailer. I have been only able to find small trailers (undersized), or cobbled homebuilt, or very expensive...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-29-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By bratzcpa
Looking for welding plans to build trailer

Hello all:

I am looking for find plans to build a heavy duty trailer - for my sailboat.

Capacity needs to be +/- 10,000 lbs, fin keel. It is to be used for my Catalina 27 . . . and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-28-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,530
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Pictures of the icebergs of Lake Superior

Great pictures and an awesome "first trip" for 2014!!!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-20-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Catalina 27 Mast Weight?

We have a Catalina 27 Tall Rig (so I think that's 2' longer than yours), and have had the mast down numerous times for re-wiring, new masthead, installing VHF antenna on top, etc.

Two adults can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-19-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,528
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: LED Spreader Lights

I installed one of these last year. Worked GREAT. very low draw. SUPER bright.

http://tacomarine.com/item--Spreader-Light--F38-4600WHA-1.html

The only thing that I didn't like is that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-08-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,138
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Transom Mount Transducer

I mounted my transducer inside the boat just starboard of the keel (about 2 feet). I used plumbers putty to hold it in place. I get EXCELLENT sonar results even when heeled. And the water temp...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 2,809
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: How much do you use your Chartplotter?

Ours is on all the time. I have a small Lawrence HDS5. Very very little power draw. I think it's "fun" to track the speed and see any differences as I adjust sail trim, course, "rail meat"...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-23-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 4,188
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: composting toilet-should we do it

Getting back to the original poster . . . we installed a Natures Head in our Catalina 27 before our two-month live aboard trip in the Bahamas.

Bottom line - it worked GREAT. A few bits of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-27-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,699
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Catalina wing keel or fin keel?

Good morning - - whereabouts in Montana are you sailing?? We're over in Flathead Lake.

We have a 27' Catalina, tall rig, fin keel - - LOVE it. We're fairly new, and really like the stability...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-01-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 2,824
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Which 27 footer to buy.

We had similar requirements as you. Bought a Cataline 27 Tall Rig. Absolutely love it.

This past year, we spent two months on board in the Bahamas. It handled the Gulf Stream crossing and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-17-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 2,848
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Handling Anchor/Rode with no Locker

Like ASDF said above, we just have a little closed off area at the very tip of our v-Berth too, on our Catalina 27. I put one of the Hawse Pipes (see Denise's picture above) on the deck immediately...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-03-2013
Replies: 113
Views: 6,862
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Composting Toilets vs. Holding Tank

Getting back to the original poster . . . we installed a Natures Head in our Catalina 27 before our two-month live aboard trip in the Bahamas.

Bottom line - it worked GREAT. A few bits of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-11-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Removing an old marine head?

I glassed over three thru hulls on my Catalina this past spring. I had removed the marine head too (and installed a composting toilet - - works GREAT, by the way). It's not too bad to do the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-05-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,130
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: thru hulls - scared - need help

I mounted my transducer inside the hull using "plumbers putty" (solid hull, about 3/8" or 1/2" thick or so). It's been there for two years now. Works perfectly. Hasn't moved a bit. I like that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-06-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 2,031
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Fuel in oil - where to start?

Hey there Skagit. Where are you working on your project? Located at home on the hard . . . or Somers or Dayton? It would be fun to pop by and take a look sometime.

Regards,

markb
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-06-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,812
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Boatyard transducer installation mistake

Warning - - -thread drift ahead.

I mounted my transducer (Lawrence) inside my Catalina 27. I didn't drill any holes, just cleaned up and smoothed a section of the hull and then used a big...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 4,532
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: sailing the Bahamas

We crossed this year (May through July) in our Catalina 27 with a 9.9 outboard auxillary. We learned a LOT. I would be happy to chat with you some more about what we found if you're interested. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-10-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,002
Posted By bratzcpa
make a inflatable Dinghy Floor?

I recently purchased a new (but previously owned) Walker Bay inflatable dinghy. Model AF270. Love it. Just one "minor" problem. . . . it is missing the air floor. I have been talking with the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-28-2013
Replies: 71
Views: 5,107
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Otter problem, help!

If you can manage to wait until fall, Otter season opens on November 1st in Washington. You can rid the marina of pests, be a hero to your fellow boaters, and pad the "cruising kitty" a bit. ...
Forum: Florida - Keys 03-19-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By bratzcpa
any SailNet'ters live in Fort Lauderdale?

Good morning. We're hoping to find a fellow SailNet person who lives in the Fort Lauderdale area who might be willing to let us park our truck/trailer at their house for a month and a half (May...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2013
Replies: 167
Views: 20,841
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Best small boat for cruising the Bahamas?

In answer to your question, Kriscross, we have the "stock" water tank in the Catalina 27 of about 10 gallons (yikes, way way small).

Years ago, the PO removed the inboard motor. All of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2013
Replies: 167
Views: 20,841
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Best small boat for cruising the Bahamas?

We are headed across FL to Bahamas for two months starting on May 1st with a Catalina 27. All new rigging and systems. Solid boat. Draws an inch under 4', but loaded with beer and wine, probably...
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