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Search: Posts Made By: dan8152
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-16-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,670
Posted By dan8152
Re: repairing wooden spreaders with mast steps installed

I just got my JSI spreaders this last month and will get ready to put them on this spring. They took some time to get made but should be well worth it. I will post photos once I update it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-09-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,670
Posted By dan8152
Re: repairing wooden spreaders with mast steps installed

I guess I should have been more specific when I said it was not as bad:). I thought it would break apart at any moment. When I went again I took a wooden pin to push the tip into and probe out the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-09-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,670
Posted By dan8152
Re: repairing wooden spreaders with mast steps installed

did a rig inspection the other day. cables all look good and passed the cotton ball test. (got that book inspecting the aging sailboat)

The rot is not as bad as I thought and actually one of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-04-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,670
Posted By dan8152
Re: repairing wooden spreaders with mast steps installed

I'm looking at JSI aluminum spreaders. I know from looking at receipts that the stays and shrouds was replaced by the original owner between 1999 and 2002 to (S-2 quality)

the steps were...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-04-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,670
Posted By dan8152
Re: repairing wooden spreaders with mast steps installed

thanks for the input. I should have climbed up the mast before I bought it but I asked the previous owner and he looked me in the eyes and said no rot and that he paints them every year. I'm kinda...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-03-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,670
Posted By dan8152
repairing wooden spreaders with mast steps installed

Ok been going over the new to us boat (catalina 30 1980) fixing this and that. I trusted the PO about the spreaders being good to go (the survey did not cover rigging sadly) as he said no rot and he...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-15-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 724
Posted By dan8152
Re: Waterspouts Over Lake Michigan

yea that was the plan! There were reports that a sailboat got sucked up and the coast guard was out there looking. Nothing was found though
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-15-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 724
Posted By dan8152
Re: Waterspouts Over Lake Michigan

My boat is at northpoint and I was texted this photo at work. I thought I may no longer have a boat

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Forum: Electronics 09-09-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By dan8152
Re: What to upgrade on these older electronics

The PO replaced both Transducers. He said the big combo display one had to be sent in per a phone call with the company. The DMI round one is displaying random depths. I was told I could get another...
Forum: Electronics 09-08-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By dan8152
Re: What to upgrade on these older electronics

don't really want new, I prefer not to spend too much. I heard DMI charges around $250 to fix them. For 1980 era stuff that is pretty pricy when I can get new stuff for not much more. I've been...
Forum: Electronics 09-08-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By dan8152
What to upgrade on these older electronics

Most of the boat has been updated minus the electronics
The datamarine depth does not work and I would like to replace it with something round maybe so it still looks well. The other combined gauge...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-07-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 4,867
Posted By dan8152
Re: upraded my 22' for a 30' and now afraid to leave the slip

Wind...

Yea I just finally sold my Catalina 22 the other day and had to delivery it across the marina to the new owner. I was alone and it was a bit windy. I thought "well not as bad as my 30'...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-03-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 4,867
Posted By dan8152
Re: upraded my 22' for a 30' and now afraid to leave the slip

Ok me and the wife went out today! we pulled her out ok and then went out on the lake to relax and got hit with 10kt winds and 1 to 3 FT waves. so then over to the other side of the marina with the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-02-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 4,867
Posted By dan8152
Re: upraded my 22' for a 30' and now afraid to leave the slip

No we just relaxed at the Marina this weekend. It was a bit windy on saturday and then sunday it was perfectly calm and I was getting all ready to head out as I thought with the lack of wind I could...
Forum: C30 08-28-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 380
Posted By dan8152
c30TR with perkins M30 idle

I have a new to me 1980 catalina 30 TR with a perkins 30hp engine and tyring to figure out what the idle should be. the mid setting on the throttle is about 1200rpm and that is what the PO used as...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-28-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 4,867
Posted By dan8152
Re: upraded my 22' for a 30' and now afraid to leave the slip

no not scared off the forum yet!

Thanks for all the great info though. The wife and I will go on a calm day and just practice. This weekend she said "lets just relax on the boat". I think I'm also...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-26-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 4,867
Posted By dan8152
upraded my 22' for a 30' and now afraid to leave the slip

About sums it up. We have a catalina 22 and I always have to dock it in and out of our slip. My wife takes over out on the lake. We got our dream boat (catalina 30) and I have only taken it out...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-22-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 4,206
Posted By dan8152
Re: Help me find my next boat 24-29 foot

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-22-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,070
Posted By dan8152
Re: Going up the mast

great thread and just in time! I just got a new to me Catalina 30 that has mast steps and I will need to go up the mast for winterization soon. I free solo'ed climbing my mast on my C22 when I had to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-22-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 4,206
Posted By dan8152
Re: Help me find my next boat 24-29 foot

once I have enough posts I will post some photos;)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-21-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 4,206
Posted By dan8152
Re: Help me find my next boat 24-29 foot

well we got a boat today! A catalina 30 and I'm super excited yet overwhelmed at the same time. Survey came out good though I was white knuckled mooring her today in some wind (she is HUGE going from...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-04-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 4,206
Posted By dan8152
Re: Help me find my next boat 24-29 foot

So this C30 that is on our pier that we both love looking at just put a for sale sign on it. We contacted the owners and looked at it and that was a mistake:) My wife LOVES it and that does not...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-26-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 4,206
Posted By dan8152
Re: Help me find my next boat 24-29 foot

I'm really starting to think this is the way to go

so many people have neglected boats on the hard that have old photos on the listing when the boat was in bristol condition. I feel like the old...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-26-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 4,206
Posted By dan8152
Re: Help me find my next boat 24-29 foot

Thanks all for the Great replies!!!

so far I have found quite a bit of boats in the 25-30 range with inboard diesels for $5 and less. One was reduced from $9k to $3k for quick sale. There are a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-21-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 4,206
Posted By dan8152
Re: Help me find my next boat 24-29 foot

Update:

Just put a 1987 Ericson 26 on purchase pending survey. Drastic price reduction as it had been on the hard for over a year and current season is half over. Looked in great shape and the...
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