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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-06-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 1,416
Posted By lgsailor19
Auto Pilot settings for Catalina 36

I have the 4000 on my Catalina 30. Many of the settings were NOT the default settings. Follow the owner''s manual, it is not too difficult to set it up. Trial and error.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-20-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 1,010
Posted By lgsailor19
Batteries

My research ended in getting the (2) deep cycle batteries. Seemed the sensible thing to do with the 25 HP Universal. I did get seven seasons with one deep cycle and one dual-purpose.....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-18-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 1,010
Posted By lgsailor19
Batteries

My batteries have to be replaced. Should I get two "deep-cycle" or one "starting" with one "deep cycle"?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-21-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 1,308
Posted By lgsailor19
Limiting Prop & Shaft Barnicles

Anybody with positive results to this problem?

We sail in the northeast. Ideas? Thanks!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-21-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 925
Posted By lgsailor19
mast cleaner

I have my mast down (aluminum) and would like to clean it. Any suggestions for a good product to use?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-16-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 2,589
Posted By lgsailor19
Best way to learn how to sail?

Abel, I would start with getting some time as crew on sailboats in your area, and enrolling in a beginner''s class. There are many sailing schools available, such as the Annapolis Sailing School,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-09-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 3,714
Posted By lgsailor19
First Boat- Pearson 27 or Tartan 28???

I have owned a P-27 and although, in my opinion, the boat is constructed well, it isn''t my choice .

The P-27 is a bit "tender" (heels quickly) due to its relatively light weight, shoal keel and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-09-2004
Replies: 0
Views: 1,168
Posted By lgsailor19
Autohelm noise

I recently noticed a "high-pitched" tone coming directly from my Autohelm 4000 command box in my cockpit. I shut off all other electronics and the sound still remains. The unit is only about a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-16-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 1,821
Posted By lgsailor19
Catalina 30 - Docking

Capttack, I own a Catalina 30 and I have not found the need for the cleat that you are asking about. I have a cleat which slides into the genoa sheet track, for midship use, but have not used it at...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-16-2004
Replies: 0
Views: 990
Posted By lgsailor19
Dufour 32

Any feedback/reviews on the DUFOUR 32 (2000) ?
I cant seem to find much info on it.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-11-2004
Replies: 0
Views: 736
Posted By lgsailor19
Dufor 32

A friend is considering the purchase of a 2001 Dufor 32, to be used as a coastal cruiser and day sailer. Any reviews or input?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-08-2004
Replies: 12
Views: 1,854
Posted By lgsailor19
Vibration dilemma

It isn''t engine related. I think my best leads are; slightly loose strut or a bent prop shaft.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-03-2004
Replies: 12
Views: 1,854
Posted By lgsailor19
Vibration dilemma

How can the driveshaft straightness be checked, short of hauling out and removing the shaft itself?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-03-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 772
Posted By lgsailor19
Broken engine mounts

Would the engine vibrate all the time if the mounts are broken? Or, like a car with bad mounts, be noticable when in the trans is in gear?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-01-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 772
Posted By lgsailor19
Broken engine mounts

Other than a visual inspection, which may be inconclusive, how can one test for this problem?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-31-2004
Replies: 12
Views: 1,854
Posted By lgsailor19
Vibration dilemma

The vibration is too loud to be harmonic resonance. My yard mechanic tells me it is a livable situation, that it is no worse than most boats. The vibration has been with me only the last 2 seasons. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-28-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 2,616
Posted By lgsailor19
Catalina 35

Any feedback/input on the Catalina 35?
Owner reviews?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-26-2004
Replies: 12
Views: 1,854
Posted By lgsailor19
Vibration dilemma

On my Catalina 30, with Universal 25, we get a vibration at various rpm''s. Sounds like something loose rattling in the locker, but we cannot locate anything. We replaced the prop, the cutlass...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-26-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 947
Posted By lgsailor19
Autopilot Control Mount

Do the installation instructions mention the best place for mounting? Is it in fact OK to mount near the compass ?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-07-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 654
Posted By lgsailor19
Rattles at 1900 rpm

I recently had the cutlass bearing changed, and the prop reconditioned on my Catalina 30. Starting about 1900 rpm there is a rattle, which gets progressively more pronounced as I increase power....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-22-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 698
Posted By lgsailor19
Changing belt on Catalina 30

I was recently told that is is impossible (or extremely difficult) to change the engine belt on my 1988 Catalina 30, which has the Universal 25 diesel engine, without structural changes to the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-31-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 3,926
Posted By lgsailor19
Installation of Raymarine 4000

How many hours to install a Raymarine Autohelm 4000 (wheel)? Is it a job for the pros, or can it be attempted by a novice?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-08-2002
Replies: 5
Views: 3,170
Posted By lgsailor19
Autohelm

I am in the market to purchase a new autohelm (with remote) for my Catalina 30. What units are the most trouble-free? Any recommendations?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-27-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 654
Posted By lgsailor19
gelcoat chips

I have some chips in my gelcoat due to a scrape with a dock. Are the commercail "tube remedies" any good? Anybody have any experience with them?
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