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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 735
Posted By H and E
Re: Adding a Topping Lift

For what it is worth.
I had a pigtail on the aft stay when I bought the boat. It was a pain in the ass to reach with the bimini up. I first rigged a topping lift attached to the masthead through a...
Forum: Diesel   07-20-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,546
Posted By H and E
Re: Remove the old inboard or keep it in?

I would be willing to bet that if you got a wiring diagram from any similar diesel boat you could adapt it to your boat. The basic wiring should be similar. Also, you may be able to replace one wire...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-20-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By H and E
Re: 1981 Catalina '25 Needs a rudder

There are two Catalina 25's being parted out on the International Catalina site

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-10-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By H and E
Re: soft deck under the step

I do not know if this was the correct way or not. I cut out the top fiberglass under the step and removed all the old damaged wood. I cut a piece of teak to fit under the step and imbedded with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-21-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,469
Posted By H and E
Re: Installing electric faucet/plumbing

I installed this system in my boat for both sinks. I have a switch to turn it on below the galley sink. I have an indicator light to let me know when it is on. I think my fresh water tank is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-01-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 954
Posted By H and E
Raymarine products

I am very disappointed in the reliability of the two Raymarine products I have installed on my boat. The speed failed in less than three years and the depth in less than four years. One of those...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-14-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,681
Posted By H and E
Re: spinnaker sheet in the prop

Well I got lucky. Diver cleared the prop and inspected for damage and found none. Ran the engine at normal running RPM, in gear, and no vibration. Also, he cleaned the hull. Good to go now. Maybe...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-11-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,681
Posted By H and E
spinnaker sheet in the prop

I finally did it-got the spinnaker sheet in the prop while dousing the sail.
I have a diver coming out to remove the line from the prop and inspect for any damage. Engine was low RPM so not sure...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-24-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,841
Posted By H and E
Re: Soft shackle with jib sheets

I crew on a Catalina 22 for racing. We change headsails quite often. Sheets are one continuous line with cowhitch to a bowling knot loop on small dyneema line to clew with bowling knot. The short...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-09-2015
Replies: 75
Views: 5,443
Posted By H and E
Re: this puts the price of boats into perspective

I am not an expert on finances but I do know not to spend what I do not have. When we were working with a builder and real estate agent for our house were constantly prodded to borrow more money and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-09-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3,605
Posted By H and E
Re: Jib sheet knot catching on stays...

I use a cowhitch fastened to a bowline loop with a 8" leader to the clew. (Leader is small diameter dyneema line) Jib sheets need to be one continuous line. Works great for me and makes it easy to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-19-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 3,881
Posted By H and E
Re: What is the most idiotic mistake you have made on a boat?

First sailboat with furler. First time out of the marina, raised main, shut down engine, unfurled jib and watched it fall into the lake-forgot to tie off he jib halyard.

Racing on fairly new lake...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-30-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,858
Posted By H and E
Re: Percentage self-taught sailors?

I was a power boater and in 1963 bought a Sailfish hauled it to Lake Michigan and went sailing. Had that boat for several years sailed lots of lakes and the Atlantic ocean with it. Sold it in 1974....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-25-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,400
Posted By H and E
Re: Mast steps

Mast Mate Home (
Marina neighbor used these. He seems to get along well with them.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-24-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,641
Posted By H and E
Re: Light air/Downwind sail choices

First, I am not a long time sailor. I borrowed an asymmetrical spinnaker from a friend to fly on my boat. It had a sock that you raised with the sail in it. It worked great for me and was the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-20-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,111
Posted By H and E
Re: Fisheries Supply in Seattle, WA

Received a credit today after lots of correspondence with them and bank.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-19-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 4,519
Posted By H and E
Re: What is the life span of a chart plotter???

I have had two Garmin GPS units for flying. Neither one lasted more than three or four years. Old Lowrance still going.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-15-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,987
Posted By H and E
Re: Best place to buy a secondhand sailboat

I spent 11 months looking at sailboats. I was not sure what I wanted as it was the first cabin type sailboat I was looking to buy. I thought I wanted a furler, bimini & wheel. Also, I wanted to be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-15-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,111
Posted By H and E
Fisheries Supply in Seattle, WA

Have any of you done business with Fisheries Supply in Seattle, WA?

I ordered a mast eye from them on Nov 3d. I did not get any shipping information so I called them on Nov 4th and learned that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-10-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,818
Posted By H and E
Re: Painting a boat trailer

In the past I restored several horse drawn items. Some I sand blasted and some I used the rust converter. The rust converter seemed to hold up better. I did knock off the heavy rust with a wire...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-13-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 6,748
Posted By H and E
Re: Annoying Halyard Slap

Sadly, there are members of our yacht club that enjoy the sound of halyards slapping. I tie mine off to keep them from slapping. So easy-so simple.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-20-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 4,232
Posted By H and E
Re: Battens Vs No Battens

I am by no means an expert about sails, actually I am still in a learning mode. I just replaced my main with a full batten, loose foot, double reef main. It works quite well for me. Sailed a boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-13-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By H and E
Re: Catalina 22- Patching Sail, Weathered rigging & Teak, Hull stain cleaning?

You might consider throwing the lines in a net bag and running them through a wash cycle. (air dry) If they are stiff from dirt that will help. I do that for new lines to soften them up. I would...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-12-2014
Replies: 98
Views: 8,347
Posted By H and E
Re: Anyone ever buy bigger or new and regret it?

I did that. Still sail solo or with friends. Admiral rarely goes.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-01-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,199
Posted By H and E
Re: Reducing bird mess

This works in our hangar : ET Bird Control 2000 (Electronic Bird Repeller) : Bird Repeller Ultrasonic : Patio, Lawn &...
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