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Search: Posts Made By: Glen53
Forum: Columbia & Coronado 02-10-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 7,627
Posted By Glen53
Re: The Trouble With Columbias

Just a quick post to all who may have read my past postings. Wind Star now has a new owner and will be given a new home in northern Michigan
Forum: Columbia & Coronado 04-18-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 7,627
Posted By Glen53
Re: The Trouble With Columbias

She said she will be selling her. The boat (Wind Star) is set up for living aboard, and has some very nice features. as any older boat there is work needed but the asking price should be around 40K
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-11-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 3,696
Posted By Glen53
Re: Zebra Mussels - Lakes

Hay Travel, never thought of it in those terms. I think I would enjoy sitting down to a beer with you and listing to you speak about this and other issues. However this might lead to a couple of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-09-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By Glen53
Re: newbe question about freshwater tanks

Donít get us wrong. We want you to pursue your dreams of sailing. Thatís what we are all about. We just want you to get a boat that will serve you well. Remember a faulty first boat can become your...
Forum: Columbia & Coronado 04-05-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 7,627
Posted By Glen53
Re: The Trouble With Columbias

Your avatar is in better shape. A few months ago my brother asked if I would help him sell them. I posted here but that was before I went to inspect them. After going out to the farm and looking at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-05-2013
Replies: 277
Views: 26,428
Posted By Glen53
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

As the rest I can only join the multitude of friends you have worldwide and send my sincere condolences. You are all in my prayers, stay strong my friend. Glen
Forum: Columbia & Coronado 10-22-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 7,627
Posted By Glen53
Re: The Trouble With Columbias

If anyone is interested I know where a couple of the Columbia molds are located. Back in the late 1980s my brother bought them along with some Ranger molds in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I believe Lancer...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-18-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 3,796
Posted By Glen53
Re: Dodgers: Do we need one on our boat?

On our 25 foot Catalina we have a bimini that has separate removable front and side curtains. Because it has a tiller I sit in the aft and have no problem seeing how the sail is trimmed. We will only...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-30-2012
Replies: 71
Views: 4,308
Posted By Glen53
“low visibility means that you can see very...

“low visibility means that you can see very little of the bad weather” Jessica Watson Jan 7, 2010
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-17-2012
Replies: 151
Views: 11,481
Posted By Glen53
Veni, Vidi, Seputus

Veni, Vidi, Seputus
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-27-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,383
Posted By Glen53
Thumbs up Iíll be glad to add my name to the roll call. We...

Iíll be glad to add my name to the roll call. We have owned and loved our 79 swinger for 20 years.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-01-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 3,546
Posted By Glen53
Let me chime in with you. I have a 1979 Catalina...

Let me chime in with you. I have a 1979 Catalina 25 like the abused and neglected boat in this thread. I keep it in the best shape I can, and Iím quit happy with her. Any one who thinks there boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-31-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 3,467
Posted By Glen53
On our 25 Catalina I have the salon set up so I...

On our 25 Catalina I have the salon set up so I can change it into a full size bed, which lies athwart ship. We have an Air- Bed that goes on top of that. This is very comfortable for overnighting,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-08-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 4,339
Posted By Glen53
I talked with the owner of a Chinese Junk and was...

I talked with the owner of a Chinese Junk and was told that if the boat was used for fishing the eyes look down, but if the boat was sailing long distances the eyes would look outward
Forum: Great Lakes 08-08-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 889
Posted By Glen53
Exclamation Your right, and while were at it, What about Lake...

Your right, and while were at it, What about Lake St Clair & all the connecting rivers. There all part of this Great water basin.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-27-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 6,790
Posted By Glen53
I have a 10 HP Honda, and was able to pick up an...

I have a 10 HP Honda, and was able to pick up an identical engine as a spare. If I should encounter a problem mid season itís good to know I can swap them out and not miss any time dealing with the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-26-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 3,156
Posted By Glen53
Dick if you are familiar with the tool that...

Dick if you are familiar with the tool that electricians use to bind conduit, then bower or buy one, along with a pipe cutter and get some sticks of half inch conduit. You can use this as a cheep way...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-26-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 3,156
Posted By Glen53
Dave was the frame made in sections, so it could...

Dave was the frame made in sections, so it could be shipped easily, or were the bows in one piece. Sorry to imply that Sailrite wasnít up to quality, in-fact we bought a 150 kit from them to replace...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-25-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 3,156
Posted By Glen53
Kits are nice and moderately priced, but lack the...

Kits are nice and moderately priced, but lack the strength and safety of a 7/8Ē or 1Ē SS frame constructed specifically for your craft. Any reputable canvas shop will be able to help you with this....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-22-2011
Replies: 359
Views: 39,587
Posted By Glen53
This is a good book, but to get a quick feel for...

This is a good book, but to get a quick feel for that particular storm (November 1913) there is some information in Wikipedia
Great Lakes Storm of 1913 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...
Forum: C25 and 250 07-22-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,509
Posted By Glen53
Ronjh My Catalina is also a 79; sail number 1478....

Ronjh My Catalina is also a 79; sail number 1478. She sails Lake St Clair in Michigan. Itís a standard rig with a swing keel. And yes there a very fine boat.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-22-2011
Replies: 359
Views: 39,587
Posted By Glen53
I will be going to Port Huron tonight myself to...

I will be going to Port Huron tonight myself to walk the docks. Itís a Michigan tradition called ďBoat NightĒ Many of the boats that will be there are from the Clinton River, this is the same river...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-21-2011
Replies: 359
Views: 39,587
Posted By Glen53
Better re-think the coffee table books. Paper...

Better re-think the coffee table books. Paper cuts can be very traumatic.
But dnf is right, I sail knowing there are certain risks. I use common sense and years of sailing knowledge to make safe...
Forum: C25 and 250 07-14-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,509
Posted By Glen53
Check out the Catalina 25 National site. There is...

Check out the Catalina 25 National site. There is also one for the 27. Any questions you have can be answered by a number of knowledgeable owners. As for overnighting we frequently will spend up to 2...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-24-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,796
Posted By Glen53
You can use the ice pick after you chipped off...

You can use the ice pick after you chipped off enough ice for the martini. Works on my 25
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