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Search: Posts Made By: costaricanwannabe
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-26-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 3,021
Posted By costaricanwannabe
code zero vs 150 genoa

My Cal 39 came with two headsails - a working jib (about 110) and a 150 genoa. The 150 genoa was bought used by the previous owner but it has some problems and I am thinking about replacing it. Some...
Forum: Diesel 09-16-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 3,320
Posted By costaricanwannabe
American made diesel?

I need to repower my Cal 39 sailboat, replacing a Perkins 4-108 with another 45-50 horsepower diesel engine. I thought about Yanmar, because of the good reputation they have, but it would be ideal...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-13-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 4,447
Posted By costaricanwannabe
Telstar 28 - Bahamas/Caribbean cruiser?

I am considering taking a Telstar 28 trimaran to the Bahamas and possibly the Caribbean. Has anyone taken a Telstar 28 to the Bahamas or the Caribbean? I know I would have to wait for a good weather...
Forum: Cal 09-29-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,542
Posted By costaricanwannabe
Replacement portlight frames

Does anyone know where I could get replacement aluminum frames for the four fixed portlights on my 1983 Cal 39? If not, has anyone ever tried to get the old frames electroplated?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-12-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,423
Posted By costaricanwannabe
Mast height for Cal 39-2

I need to know the mast height of my Cal 39 (deep draft version), so I can determine from a NOAA chart whether my boat will fit under a fixed bridge. All I can find online is the P dimension of 48...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-11-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 990
Posted By costaricanwannabe
Spilled cetol on non-skid deck

Some cetol (about 1/2 pint) was spilled on a non-skid area of my Cal 39's cabin top. Immediately after the spill I used Acetone and MEK applied with paper towels to get it off the gelcoat, but a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-06-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 3,710
Posted By costaricanwannabe
Can a 6 foot eight inch draft sloop visit the Bahamas?

My wife and I have a Cal 39 deep-draft (6' 8'') sailboat. I am sure we would be limited in the places we could go, and we would have to watch the tides carefully, but I would like to know if the trip...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-31-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 4,984
Posted By costaricanwannabe
trying new transducer

I tried wiggling the wire, all the way from the transducer back to the engine compartment, where it gets difficult to trace. My wife thought at least one time that the wiggling helped, when it was in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-31-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 4,984
Posted By costaricanwannabe
Troubleshooting Depth Sounder

I have a Garmin 198C Sounder chartplotter that came with the boat (a Cal 39) when I bought it in 2006. The depth sounder function started to fail intermittently last spring, and by mid-summer it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-01-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 7,903
Posted By costaricanwannabe

Thanks. I appreciate the suggestion of taping the cut line to reduce gelcoat damage.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-01-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 7,903
Posted By costaricanwannabe
Best tool for cutting fiberglass cockpit seat

I am going to install an access hatch in the aft cockpit seat of my Cal 39. What is the best tool to cut the hole. Saber saw? If so, what kind of blade? I recently bought a Dremel Moto-Tool. Would...
Forum: Cal 01-21-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 3,101
Posted By costaricanwannabe
Thanks, J. Williams. Where is a good place to get...

Thanks, J. Williams. Where is a good place to get a ready made 20 gallon tank to fit under the V-Berth? I saw some non-rectangular tanks at the Raritan web site, but I would be interested in finding...
Forum: Cal 01-18-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 3,101
Posted By costaricanwannabe
Holding tank or Type 1 MSD for Cal 39

I have a 1983 Cal 39 with a 9-gallon holding tank mounted under the V-Berth. The tank is too small, the hose runs too long, and the whole unit smells bad. There is a manual pump for overboard...
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