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Forum: Learning to Sail   05-30-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 617
Posted By catfish26
thanks saildork

yes its just bunks. I can mount the board reversed to avoid gouging on the metal. Im going to try your suggestions today to try to get it recentered. If I fail, then we'll go with the board...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-29-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 617
Posted By catfish26
three inch worry

Dear all,
I managed to shift the stern of my Catalina 18 by three inches off center during the course of painting its bottom. Something in the way that I lifted her off of the trailer bunks using...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-07-2009
Replies: 359
Views: 43,361
Posted By catfish26
Named ours 'Magnolia' after the JJ Cale song, ...

Named ours 'Magnolia' after the JJ Cale song,

"Magnolia, you sweet thing. You're drivin me mad. Gotta get back to you babe. You're the best I ever had. You're the best I ever had..."
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-04-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 679
Posted By catfish26
JJNS, Yes its not the warranty that concerns me...

JJNS,
Yes its not the warranty that concerns me as 2010 is staring me in the face. Its whether or not to trust the factory barrier coat as good enough. I don't know what chemistry they use.. is it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-04-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 679
Posted By catfish26
Bottom job strategy

I know I've crossed the line asking about 'strategy' and 'bottom job' in the same line,....maybe if I was younger it would make good sense... Okay, back to the point. I recently bought a 2005 Capri...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   02-02-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 2,779
Posted By catfish26
What an excellent question as I have an 05 Capri...

What an excellent question as I have an 05 Capri with a blister warranty until 10. I was planning to lightly sand the factory barrier coat to add an epoxy barrier coat followed by epoxy antifouling...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-14-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,648
Posted By catfish26
We Did It!!

We visited the Capri 18 and loved it. Very roomy cockpit and serviceable cabin. We went ahead and bought it and dragged it home behind the minivan (200 miles). I must admit that we began to worry...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-28-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,648
Posted By catfish26
update on the typhoon

Dear All,
We just got back from visiting the Typhoon and the owner kindly offered a sea trial. All I can say is that the Typhoon carves the water like a knife. Wow!! The boss had the helm and we...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-22-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,648
Posted By catfish26
I need your help to read my future

Okay, I'm back after my near fiasco with the Skipper 20 and I'm trying to decide between a 1978 Cape Dory Typhoon (needs trailer, motor mount and outboard) versus a 2005 Capri 18 (needs nothing). I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-12-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 3,223
Posted By catfish26
Mike, Yep, that's the guy and the boat. For me...

Mike,
Yep, that's the guy and the boat. For me the starting price was $3000 firm and then was discounted to $2500 after his refusal for a sea trial. Never made it to the level of brother-in-law at...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-12-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 3,223
Posted By catfish26
Reply to Mike AR

Mike,
Yep, its the same guy (boat in Fla, man in Tenn). When did your episode occur? Was your experience in any way also strange?
Thanks,
Glen
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-12-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 3,223
Posted By catfish26
The guy had been active in the yahoo group

Yes, the guy had several posts in the Yahoo group, not many but a few, over a two year period that led me to believe he really is a sailor and an owner of that vessel. On the other hand, the red...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-11-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 3,223
Posted By catfish26
Unhappy Was I Out-of-Line? Deal gone bad

Dear All,
I have been looking into a Skipper 20 as a likely sailboat for me and my family. I am not looking for anything fancy or fast, just forgiving and safe. I joined a yahoo group dedicated to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-13-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 3,254
Posted By catfish26
Thanks Gentlemen

AH-HAH!! One Doohickey deserves another. It all is crystal clear to me now.
Thanks,
Glen
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-13-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 3,254
Posted By catfish26
Strange Catalina 22??

Well,
The boss and I went on a sea trial of a Cat 22 yesterday. The boat is owned by a gentleman who admits that he is a novice (as are we). Here's the deal, the mast had a groove for the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-13-2008
Replies: 98
Views: 6,861
Posted By catfish26
I saw on the weather channel that the surge in...

I saw on the weather channel that the surge in Clear Lake was about 12 ft. The marina next to the Hilton looked bad with a few boats sunk and one in the parking lot....Does anyone have a clear idea...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-10-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,175
Posted By catfish26
Thanks to those who responded. I am impressed...

Thanks to those who responded. I am impressed with the help you provided. I now have a plan and a better sense of options. Wow, this sailnet thing really works! If ever I learn what I am doing...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-08-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,175
Posted By catfish26
Please Advise me about a sailboat with an older Diesel Engine

I am a newbie at sailing and we are considering a 25 foot Bayfield with a 76 Yanmar YSE8 diesel engine. The engine was rebuilt in 1993. It had new heads and mufflers in 2007.

Here's my question,...
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