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Search: Posts Made By: Billy654
Forum: Electronics 04-12-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 2,259
Posted By Billy654
Re: Garmin 740 vs 741

Paperbird
I am starting from scratch too. I bought Garmin 740s on sale. I also will be at the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show. My wife and I are going to tour Washington D.C. first. I did not...
Forum: Electronics 04-11-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 2,259
Posted By Billy654
Re: Garmin 740 vs 741

What did you buy?
Forum: C30 09-14-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,748
Posted By Billy654
Sundaysail Welcome to the C30 family. ...

Sundaysail

Welcome to the C30 family. Sounds like a wild ride.
What year is she.
Forum: Learning to Sail 03-18-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 4,685
Posted By Billy654
My wife and daughter and I took lessons in New...

My wife and daughter and I took lessons in New Orleans with nolatom. We were just talking about him the other night, about how goooooood of a teacher he was. We live in Baton Rouge and drove to...
Forum: C30 02-07-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,748
Posted By Billy654
Walt & Debi Wecome to the Catalina 30...

Walt & Debi

Wecome to the Catalina 30 forum. Look forward to your pics. Whats your hull #. What engine do you have? My wife and I are also verrrrry green at sailing. What are your future...
Forum: C30 01-18-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,748
Posted By Billy654
Vindago what engine do you have? What area do...

Vindago what engine do you have? What area do you sail?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-22-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,069
Posted By Billy654
Walt Can't give advice on how to get her to...

Walt

Can't give advice on how to get her to you. However I can tell you that I own a Catalina 30 and she is a fine boat. You will find her easy to sail and the cabin very roomy. Good luck and...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-24-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 3,381
Posted By Billy654
The trip went great. The advice was good. We...

The trip went great. The advice was good. We sailed in light winds, traveling about 2kn. The kids on board would like to go a lot faster. Hay its a sailboat not a speed boat. One thing the kids...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-22-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 3,381
Posted By Billy654
Thanks to all who responded to this thread. My...

Thanks to all who responded to this thread. My wife and I are on our way to prepare the boat for her voyage on Friday.
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-21-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 3,381
Posted By Billy654
The total sailing on Friday is now 7. (5 Adults,...

The total sailing on Friday is now 7. (5 Adults, 1 Teenager, 1 Child) Three of the Adults have had sailing lessons. One of the adults is career military, on leave from Iraq. The others have no...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-20-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 3,381
Posted By Billy654
What do you tell guest?

Please share with us what you do.

My wife and I have been sailing for a year. We will be taking some family on our sailboat and would like to give them some instructions on what to do and what to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-09-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,782
Posted By Billy654
deniseO30 very interesting. Good ideas I...

deniseO30 very interesting.

Good ideas I hope others will post what they are doing to cool their boat.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-05-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,406
Posted By Billy654
Bellatrix1965 Hoses are going to be...

Bellatrix1965

Hoses are going to be replaced. Wouldn't routing the vent hose back down to the bilge defeat its purpose?

Anyone know if this is where Catalina Places their vented loop?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-04-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,406
Posted By Billy654
Siphon Loop

Have a 1980 Catalina 30. The vented loop is under the galley sink. The hose at the top of the vent goes back down into the bilge. I noticed that when the engine is running that water is coming out...
Forum: C30 06-22-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,748
Posted By Billy654
I have a C30, "Sloop Du Jour" 1980, Hull #1866. ...

I have a C30, "Sloop Du Jour" 1980, Hull #1866. Sail out of Mandeville Louisiana on Lake Pontchartrain.

Good pics SailingWebGuy. Lots of hard work. What year? what hull #?
Forum: Catalina 06-22-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,047
Posted By Billy654
Jeff and Sailnet Thank You, Thank You. ...

Jeff and Sailnet

Thank You, Thank You.

Let me know when you are in the Baton Rouge, LA area and I'll take you out for pizza.
Forum: Catalina 06-21-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,047
Posted By Billy654
I vote "YES" for a C30 forum on sailnet.

I vote "YES" for a C30 forum on sailnet.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-14-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 917
Posted By Billy654
Lake sailing is good. My wife was like...

Lake sailing is good.

My wife was like yours. She likes to see land. She is not the best swimmer.
But she is beginning to change. We bought a boat almost a year ago. This week-end she got...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-06-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 7,142
Posted By Billy654
Jay My wife and I sail out of Mandeville. ...

Jay

My wife and I sail out of Mandeville. We bought our Catalina 30 in Slidell. Hired a captain to bring it to Mandeville. Listen to nolatom and steer clear of Goose Point. The captain we...
Forum: Catalina 05-28-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,047
Posted By Billy654
I agree with jmabe, geetcher, and SailingWebGuy. ...

I agree with jmabe, geetcher, and SailingWebGuy. I own a C30 and spend 90% of my time on sailnet. We need a dedicated forum on sailnet. Wonder what it takes to start one?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-12-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 4,885
Posted By Billy654
Thanks

Thanks for the ideas and suggestions. I know I am now ready to change my first sail slide.
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-11-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,827
Posted By Billy654
Tom From one of your former students ---...

Tom

From one of your former students --- GooooD Going.

My wife and I practice what you taught us (MOB) this past week-end.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-10-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 4,885
Posted By Billy654
mainsail slides

While sailing this week-end (Catalina 30) I noticed one of the slides on the mainsail had broken. When I lowered the mainsail I found that all slides were made of plastic (7/8"). Can I replace...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-04-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,332
Posted By Billy654
Bubb Praying for your recovery. It's...

Bubb

Praying for your recovery.

It's great that you haven't given up sailing.

Tell us more about yourself. How long have you been sailing and what kind of boat you have.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-11-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,410
Posted By Billy654
My wife and I own a Catalina 30 (1980). She has...

My wife and I own a Catalina 30 (1980). She has plenty of room. She is easy to sail. She is not the fastest boat on the water but if we were looking for fast we would have bought a power boat. I...
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