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Search: Posts Made By: Philzy3985
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: Does an Hobie Catamaran a good intro to sailing?

Yes.

Catamarans in that size teach you a lot (probably more than monohulls in the 16ft range).

Backwinding the jib for most tacks, the trickiness to dock one, the sensitivity to flip over, the...
Forum: Living Aboard 1 Day Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,257
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: Is the Newport 27' a suitable liveaboard for a small family?

Sounds like a nice boat, but "SUITABLE"? ---- no. ----

Doable? Yeah, but like in a "All you need is food and shelter for survival" kind of way.


Same goes for a Catalina 30 - Much larger, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: smelly sink

DON'T POUR BOILING WATER DOWN YOUR BOAT SINK.

Close the through-hull if there is one, flood the pipes with vinegar. Let it sit for a day or more, then flush it out.

I have this problem...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,250
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: Music Etiquette at the Dock

The thing about music is that not everyone around has shares your taste.

So, the balls in your court whether to show neighbors respect or disrespect. I love my music at the dock, too, but if...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,342
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: This is getting ridiculous

We all know that if something WAS more serious, and the Coast Guard DIDN'T send all those rescue boats and plane, and something bad DID happen to that crew, they'd get the media fire storm and be in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 3,706
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: Sailing around the world on a Catalina 22 sailboat

With perfect weather windows it's probably possible. You'd have to have a lot of patience, and not need a lot of food or water storage.

Realistically yes, a 22 foot sailboat can do it - but you'd...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 910
Posted By Philzy3985
Moorings Put Where There Weren't Moorings

In my home base of King Harbor, Redondo Beach, CA, there was this long-time hidden gem about this harbor, and that is that you can just steer your boat to the side of the channel and drop anchor. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,462
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: How many things can go wrong in 4 hours

Some people get into the rhythm of doing so many things wrong, but still getting the job done, they're oblivious that they're dangerous. We all have a learning curve, however I agree that it would be...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,299
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: Catalina 34

Having the M25 in my C30, it's been great. Strong when I need it, Hyper-efficient, and easy to learn to fix just about anything after a few website searches. Of course, it shakes and sounds like the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 4,384
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: Fresh water tank vent location options

I guess for the sake of varying answers, I'll chime in.

On my Catalina 30, the fresh water tank(s) vent together up through a stanchion, and out a small hole drilled through the side of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 2,135
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: Ah!quick help. Extender plate under furler?

The upside is that your sail clears above your lifelines.... (sarcasm)

You're situation is pretty bad, I would just argue and be frustrated and demand as much as possible as all of these problems...
Forum: Learning to Sail 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,676
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: high wind gybing technique??

When I had my P16 catamaran, and in really sketchy high wind conditions in dinghy sailboats, I would actually sheet in, while steering towards downwind - this way the wind just passes past the sail....
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-17-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: First time out in my Lido 14

Get that jib on there, it'll be worth learning and getting used to, as well as helping the boat control.

Nice DIY mast float! Those are really fun perfect day sailors. It's great that you got so...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-06-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: Like where you liveaboard?

Redondo Beach, CA . No big-enough-to-live-on-in-available-slip-sized boats.

But lots for sale over 30', and lots of open recreational-use slips under 30'

Oh, love living on a boat in socal, I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-23-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,100
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: Catalina Video Up!

Nice job! Motivates me to take the trip from Redondo.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-13-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: SoCal -- Santa Ana Winds

Surfing today in Huntington Beach and the wind pushes you so hard it's a challenge to catch the wave and stay on the face. Most surfers just get blown out to sea and don't realize it.

Saw a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-17-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,521
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: Practising to be a liveaboard

I tell people to imagine sitting on their bed and looking around their spacious bedroom, now imagine everything in your entire apartment or house and all the walls and countertops and shelves those...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-10-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 935
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: towing vehicle choices

Used Toyota Tundra... around the 2002 -2006 era. torquey V8, solid dependability, low clearance in the back (because it's a pickup) which helps if you have a mast overhanging. And bed storage.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-06-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: Sailboat Rentals in the Orange County, CA area

The craigslist one for a 25 or 27 foot sailboat in MDR is a scam.

There's a spot at the Balboa ferry in newport that has 1 or 2 C14.2's, and Long Beach must have bigger things.

Mission Bay in...
Forum: Engines 02-26-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,008
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: Replacing Oil Pan

Thanks for all the responses, everyone.

I prefer to work on as much as I can with what resources I have. This all started with being unable to unscrew some corroded bolts from the water pump to...
Forum: Engines 02-24-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,008
Posted By Philzy3985
Replacing Oil Pan

I wanted to title the thread "things my mechanic tells me" but though I should get straight to my point.

After a 2-hour quoted job required 4 days of trips, some work was done on my 1985 Catalina...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-27-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,105
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: How do you rate your marina/mooring ?

I'm in Redondo Beach, CA. As a liveaboard they tack on $200 to the ~$425/mo. It varies about $5 depending on electrical use. The docks are old and splintery, people in the harbor accidentally...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-27-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,592
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: Boat Purchase Timing ??

You'll notice many boats up for sale for months and months and even years, repeating the same ad. That's a sign that there isn't much of a season. I would guess that if you expand your search to the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-27-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 4,093
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

I think if you can cook and sleep comfortable in it, it's a yacht.

But really I don't care. My girlfriend calls my sailboat a yacht and I happily don't correct her. I know a guy living on a 60'...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-20-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,303
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: My new sailboat, El Toro?

Sabot sailing kit. Sail, mast, boom, dagger boards, tiller, rudder. (http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/boa/4295549161.html)

or just

SABOT SAIL BOAT SAIL...
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