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Search: Posts Made By: captron400
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 12-15-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 637
Posted By captron400
Telstar Owners Association

The Telstar Owners Associaton had to move to a new site and domain name when our webmaster went MIA and shut the system down.

We moved to International Telstar Owners Association • Index page...
Forum: C400 12-28-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 3,332
Posted By captron400
As I've said many, many times - the absolute...

As I've said many, many times - the absolute first thing to do is to get the compression checked. The 42B problem can be measured as a loss in compression, with the worst damage in the higher number...
Forum: C400 08-12-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 3,332
Posted By captron400
Westerbeke failures

A number of Westerbeke engines failed because of the very high exhaust backpressure, diversion of coolant from cylinders 3 and 4 for the water heater, high thermostat, etc. I measured my backpressure...
Forum: Catalina 08-08-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 2,069
Posted By captron400
You've got to call AB Marine to find out what...

You've got to call AB Marine to find out what blades will work with the Yanmar. The change in engine torque and gearing will require something slightly different that you don't have on on the current...
Forum: C400 07-29-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,457
Posted By captron400
Brian, et. al. - I had posted similar notes...

Brian, et. al. -

I had posted similar notes 4 or 5 days ago about using a single forum on both sites - on both Yahoo and Sailnet. I got about 10 returns from the Yahoo one, absolutely nothing...
Forum: C400 07-26-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,457
Posted By captron400
Brian - I posted a note on the Yahoo C400...

Brian -

I posted a note on the Yahoo C400 board concerning consolidating everything here at Sailnet. Reaction so far has been negative to coming back - they want emails, daily summaries, not...
Forum: C400 07-25-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,457
Posted By captron400
Brian - I suggested Yahoo because there...

Brian -

I suggested Yahoo because there seems to be more activity there, and more members. I think the Yahoo C400 forum had 34 posts in the last week, which I think is 34 more than this one. Any...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-25-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 12,585
Posted By captron400
Sorry for the delay getting back to this. I don't...

Sorry for the delay getting back to this. I don't normally follow this forum anymore. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, well - here are two during a match race between my 400 and a dealer...
Forum: C400 07-24-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,457
Posted By captron400
C400 Association and List

Hi -

My name is Ron Marcuse, former owner of #74 "Good Vibrations". I started the C400 Association about 13 years ago and was the commodore for 9 or 10 of them. I put a lot of work into it and...
Forum: C400 12-11-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 1,131
Posted By captron400
Whereabouts of hull #74

Hi -

My name is Ron Marcuse, former owner of hull #74 that was named "Good Vibrations" while I owned it. I was the founder, Commodore and Tech Editor of the association for about 11 years before...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-11-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 12,585
Posted By captron400
The forum has changed a lot since I last saw it....

The forum has changed a lot since I last saw it. I had spotted the words "equal" and "wash" comparing the 400 and 42. That just ain't so and I had to respond. I had to set up a rear view mirror when...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-11-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 12,585
Posted By captron400
Whereabouts of hull #74

Hi -

My name is Ron Marcuse, former owner of hull #74 that was named "Good Vibrations" while I owned it. I was the founder, Commodore and Tech Editor of the association for about 11 years before...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-11-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 12,585
Posted By captron400
As the former owner of C400 #74 (Good Vibrations)...

As the former owner of C400 #74 (Good Vibrations) for 11 years and Commodore / Tech Editor for just as long, I'd like to point out the 400 and 42 are both good boats but there is a noticable...
Forum: Catalina 05-27-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,628
Posted By captron400
What gear you leave the transmission in while...

What gear you leave the transmission in while sailing and whether you can easily get back into neutral depends on the engine / transmission combination. Many Yanmar's use a different kind of clutch...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-26-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 4,465
Posted By captron400
The absolute best way to clean a prop (or...

The absolute best way to clean a prop (or virtually any other piece of metal) is media blasting. It's quick and easy with unbelievable results. Find a friend with a blast cabinet or take it to a shop...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-24-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 4,216
Posted By captron400
I've gone thru the C&D a dozen times in the past...

I've gone thru the C&D a dozen times in the past 6 years, twice at night. It's extremely well lit with quartz lights on both sides and may be almost as bright as a ball park in spots, but I'd still...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-20-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 13,084
Posted By captron400
I've sailed a dozen trimarans in the past 5...

I've sailed a dozen trimarans in the past 5 years, and I'm on the Telstar waiting list (but penciled in because I'm trying to sell a 40 foot Catalina first). Yes - It's pretty big (wide), but this...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-19-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 4,632
Posted By captron400
Get it (or any other boat you like) surveyed by a...

Get it (or any other boat you like) surveyed by a licensed and accredited surveyor. There are a lot of things the average buyer will not see, or will not even look for. The right to survey and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-17-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 13,084
Posted By captron400
I get a kick out of the word "good" in "good...

I get a kick out of the word "good" in "good power sailers". Actually, it's a hard thing to build because the design specs are almost totally at odds with each other. There are exceptions - As noted...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-15-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 2,687
Posted By captron400
The 390 is a version of the 380, both based on a...

The 390 is a version of the 380, both based on a Morgan design. Catalina also made a Morgan 38 center cockpit with the same hull. They were all built, side by side, in the the old Morgan plant in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-14-2007
Replies: 199
Views: 94,794
Posted By captron400
Catalina and Hunter (and others) have water...

Catalina and Hunter (and others) have water ballasted sailboats that sail much better than the Macgregor. You can also get a keel boat with shoal draft as well - but obviosly not as low as a lifting...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-12-2007
Replies: 73
Views: 23,144
Posted By captron400
"I wasn't aware that they made 45, 47, 49, 51,...

"I wasn't aware that they made 45, 47, 49, 51, 52, 53, 55, 56, 57 size winches? Going from a 40 winch (since they don't seem to make a 44 anymore) to a 58 winch in with Lewmar...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-09-2007
Replies: 73
Views: 23,144
Posted By captron400
Catalina 400 - my choice

I'm not sure how I ran into this thread, but some of the posts caught my eye.

First - who is the guy who is called "Catalina 400 Technical Editor". I had that job (for Mainsheet) for a half...
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