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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-05-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By bajaking
Re: 1/4" line in a 3/8" rope clutch?

I think that's what I'll be doing with most of the lines. I was worried about working and breaking strength, which appear to be much lower on cam cleats -- even those rated for 1/2" line -- but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-04-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By bajaking
Re: 1/4" line in a 3/8" rope clutch?

Thanks all, I figured as much. Sounds like the simplest thing is to just use individual clutches, if at all. Maybe just clutches for halyards, and cam or jam cleats for the rest. Would save a few...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-04-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By bajaking
1/4" line in a 3/8" rope clutch?

Doing some deckwork on my Cal 2-27 and running my mast lines aft while I'm at it. My main and spin halyards are 3/8", but most of the other lines (reef 1 & 2, vang, spin up & down) are 1/4" or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-09-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,397
Posted By bajaking
Re: Mixing teak and mahogany: how ugly?

Yep, nothing looks wrong on Tom's boat. I'll probably end up using African mahogany and try HR28's trick of leaving them out in the sun for a while to see if that changes the tone at all.
Iroko...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-08-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,397
Posted By bajaking
Mixing teak and mahogany: how ugly?

My Cal 2-27 has pretty minimal wood above deck compared to most older plastic classics, but it's there and it's teak: companionway surrounds, sliding hatch runners, hardware base plates, and long...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-09-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,619
Posted By bajaking
Re: Holding tank vent fitting options

Thanks everyone. I hadn't considered just looking at other boats. Venting to the topside does make the most sense. I was worried about stinky seawater getting in when heeling hard, but if the vent...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-09-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,619
Posted By bajaking
Holding tank vent fitting options

I'm installing a holding tank setup on my Cal 2-27, which never had one.
Arrived at the last bit: installing the vent line. I plan to run the hose up to the cabin side since I figure that's the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-08-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2,911
Posted By bajaking
Re: Mount above-deck gas tank below-deck?

I considered that for a minute, but I can't imagine what's inside the tank. Engine seized at least 5 years ago, per p.o., so I suspect there's some 5 year old diesel in there. The tank exterior and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-08-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2,911
Posted By bajaking
Re: Mount above-deck gas tank below-deck?

Mine has the "vomit red" stripe.
Now, if I can only find out where to buy one of these tanks. There's a 6 gallon on ebay for $200. I notice the Moeller site says "approved for use in Australia,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-08-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2,911
Posted By bajaking
Re: Mount above-deck gas tank below-deck?

The more I think about it, the less I'm inclined to move the tank below deck. The cabin is currently clean and odor free, and bilge is clean and dry as a bone, and I'd like things to stay that way....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-07-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2,911
Posted By bajaking
Re: Mount above-deck gas tank below-deck?

I see the Catalina 27 has a large, proper lazarette (my Cal 2-27 cockpit runs right to the transom). The 4th pic at the listing below shows a portable tank in the lazarette with a couple of vent...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-07-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2,911
Posted By bajaking
Re: Mount above-deck gas tank below-deck?

Thanks for the input, folks. I don't think fuel delivery will be an issue since I would install it at about the same height it is now, just on the other side (inside) of the cockpit wall. But I am...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-06-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 2,911
Posted By bajaking
Mount above-deck gas tank below-deck?

On a new-to-me Cal 27, the p.o. installed an outboard engine to keep sailing despite a dead inboard (which I intend to remove). He just kept the gas tank sitting on the cockpit floor full time. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-06-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,292
Posted By bajaking
Re: Cheap sewing machine that takes a binding feeder?

Thanks for the input, folks. I should have looked harder -- just received this guy in the mail, no need to bolt to the machine!
Amazon.com: Distinctive Tape Binding Sewing Machine Presser Foot -...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-05-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,793
Posted By bajaking
Re: Cal 27 vs Albin Vega

Get the Cal! I'm a bit biased as I recently bought one (we are talking about the popular 2-27, I assume, as opposed to the original 27, T2, or 80's 27-3). My Vega experience is limited to stepping...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-04-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,292
Posted By bajaking
Cheap sewing machine that takes a binding feeder?

A few years and 2 boats ago, I used my sister's 1990's(?) Singer Scholastic to make everything from a tiller cover up to a Sailrite dodger kit(!). It bogged down a little doing the dodger windows and...
Forum: Living Aboard   06-14-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 25,053
Posted By bajaking
Re: Just beginning to shop around... would love feedback/ideas...

Hi Shadow -- apparently I can't respond to PMs until I have 15 posts, so I'll save everything I started writing for a future reply. But, to be brief: yes, please do let me know if you hear anything...
Forum: Living Aboard   06-06-2013
Replies: 412
Views: 108,214
Posted By bajaking
Re: Living aboard - and sex

Oo, oo, I got one!
"Permission to come aboard?"
Anybody said that one yet, anyone!?
Just discovering sailnet now. It's no SA, but this thread is close!
Forum: Living Aboard   06-06-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 25,053
Posted By bajaking
Re: Just beginning to shop around... would love feedback/ideas...

Hey Shadow,
Just stumbled on this thread. Your posts have been very helpful to a fellow bay area coder thinking about buying a small boat, probably also a c27, to liveaboard. Have had so many...
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