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Search: Posts Made By: SpeedAgent
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-01-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By SpeedAgent
Where to put "WTB used sail" post?

Hey Guys,

If I am looking to buy a used sail for my Catalina 27 where should I post this? Is it appropriate to post here? The classifieds don't have a sail category, which I think is odd.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-17-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 6,759
Posted By SpeedAgent
Poorly Running 9.9 Merc Outboard

I've searched for advice on my outboard issue and all of the results seem to be conflicting.

I have a 2001 Mercury 9.9 outboard on my Catalina that I bought in November. When I bought it the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-22-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,493
Posted By SpeedAgent
Listings the companies involved here on sailnet...

Listings the companies involved here on sailnet is not publicly shaming them, it is educating other sailors regarding the business practices of some companies other frequently use and to be aware of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-16-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,660
Posted By SpeedAgent
I'm in Atlanta. This may not be a bad idea, but...

I'm in Atlanta. This may not be a bad idea, but I still need to measure. I was thinking if nothing else I would order half the lenght I need and use the cut section as the second piece, but I'm not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-16-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,660
Posted By SpeedAgent
Synthetic teak

I am beginning my research into these products and am curious if anyone is familiar with them. I like Plasteak and the vinyl interior flooring, but the sheet is 6' wide X however many feet in length...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-16-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By SpeedAgent
topside rubber grip panels?

I have seen some local boats with what look like rubber grip laid on top of the deck. I can't find this online, anyone?

Thanks,

Chris
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-13-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,171
Posted By SpeedAgent
Non furling sail to furling

Hello,

A local boat salvage yard has a nearly new, if not new, headsail and is willing to sell it for $125. I think he's going out of biz. Anyway, I don't know if it is a furling sail or not. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-10-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 707
Posted By SpeedAgent
Boom pin

This weekend I noticed on my Catalina 27 two pins attaching the mainsail boom to the mast and they were very rusty. Are these common parts or would they be specific sizes to my particular boat? Any...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-09-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By SpeedAgent
Additional insight; I just watched a video...

Additional insight;

I just watched a video online about "tacking a sailboat" and this boat (similar in size to my Catalina 27) had the foresail lines on the inside of the rigging-mine is on the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-09-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By SpeedAgent
Sheet rubbing on rigging

Total newbie question, but what better place to ask...? I may regret this.

Yesterday was my second time sailing...ever, and I have a question about the proper technique for adjusting my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-09-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 610
Posted By SpeedAgent
Wood filler/epoxy around sill

The PO of my current boat put sunbrella window covers on the inside of the window sills on my Catalina 27. I began removing them this weekend and have realised where my last couple of water leaks...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-03-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By SpeedAgent
If I can't get it to budge this weekend I will...

If I can't get it to budge this weekend I will try to find the mnfctr name and model of the bracket. I have had it up and down several times, but I guess I pushed it down further this time to ensure...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-03-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By SpeedAgent
Thanks for the help. This looks like my model,...

Thanks for the help. This looks like my model, or similar. I might need to take a mirror with me next time so I can see behind the motor. From the diagram it looks like part #8 would be what I am...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-03-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By SpeedAgent
The carrier/bracket has a main handle that has...

The carrier/bracket has a main handle that has notches to allow it to be raised or lowered into multiple positions. Are you suggesting it would have another lever that would lock it in either the up...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-03-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By SpeedAgent
2 issues with outboard

Hello,

I took my Catalina 27 out for her maiden voyage this past weekend and ran into two problems with my outboard. When I lowered the motor down into the water I think I may have pushed it down...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-20-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 5,502
Posted By SpeedAgent
Cockpit cushions

Anyone ever make their own cushions? I just priced out a set for my Catalina 27 and I don't think I'm willing to spend $800+ on a set of 2-3 cushions.

Any suggestions, comments?

Thanks,
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-15-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 3,340
Posted By SpeedAgent
This is all good to hear. I'll wait to hear back...

This is all good to hear. I'll wait to hear back from them again on my issue.

Chris
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-15-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 3,340
Posted By SpeedAgent
Catalina Direct

Anyone ever buy anything from this company? Good/Bad experience?

Thanks
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-13-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,265
Posted By SpeedAgent
I may give that a shot, thanks. Chris

I may give that a shot, thanks.

Chris
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-13-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,265
Posted By SpeedAgent
It's going to be a lot. I called a local "The...

It's going to be a lot. I called a local "The Sail Loft" and the gentleman explained that it costs $1.50/ft to remove the old UV panel and $7.50/ft to install new. They use either Sunbrella or a UV...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-13-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,265
Posted By SpeedAgent
If it costs more than 25% of the cost of a new...

If it costs more than 25% of the cost of a new sail I may decide to wait and use what I have. I have no reason to replace other than I know it will always be an issue to me until I have it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-13-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,265
Posted By SpeedAgent
sailortjk1, what did you end up paying for the UV...

sailortjk1, what did you end up paying for the UV replacement? I'm assuming they charge by the foot like fabrics are sold, including the cost of labor.

Thanks,

Chris
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-13-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,265
Posted By SpeedAgent
Thanks for the reply. I was very disappointed as...

Thanks for the reply. I was very disappointed as well. The woman I bought the boat from seemed to be very honest and everything she told me about the boat seems to ring true, so I have no reason to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-13-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,265
Posted By SpeedAgent
UV fabric on Genoa-replace?

When I bought my Catalina 27' a couple of months ago the genoa was furled on and appeared to have been there for a while. It was dingy looking. I unfurled it, pulled it down and took it home to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-08-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 861
Posted By SpeedAgent
Winches; what's the deal with these?

(I'm saying this in my best Seinfeld voice)

I need a little assistance understanding winch sizes and what they mean and why is it so important. I have done some research, but I have not seen any...
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