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Search: Posts Made By: Philzy3985
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 2,471
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: Boat Explodes

Aside from the unfortunate event - did anyone see how that the hoses on the fire boat kick it back? That's pretty insane, that much power pumping out of those things that they have to fight it back...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,087
Posted By Philzy3985
re: Cruising California. Experiences and advice.

I think you should start in SoCal, if that's what you want, and it's going to be more comfortable, and less risk.

I've thought of a similar adventure, but when you realize that fun surf = swells &...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: Auction Boats?

They're almost always as-is. It's a bit of a gamble, with the risk of getting a money-pit or getting something of a diamond in the rough for a good price.

2 people on my dock recently took over...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 5,006
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: So where the heck do you shower???

Solar-heated shower bag, up on deck or in the cockpit.

You sacrifice privacy if you want to get clean.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 805
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: Does an Hobie Catamaran a good intro to sailing?


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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,815
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By Philzy3985
Re: smelly 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) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,490
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) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,431
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) 07-15-2014
Replies: 70
Views: 4,178
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) 07-11-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 961
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) 07-11-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,500
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 07-11-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,440
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 07-10-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 4,461
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 07-09-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 2,239
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 07-02-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,840
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: 550
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: 754
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: 1,143
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: 584
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: 1,561
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: 957
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: 1,087
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: 1,073
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: 1,073
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...
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