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Search: Posts Made By: SantaSailor
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-26-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 10,223
Posted By SantaSailor
Re: All is Lost

Off shore without an HF, Satelite radio or EPIRB?
That's just asking for issues. IMHO
Forum: S2 06-04-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,837
Posted By SantaSailor
Re: S2 9.2A questions

Yes, big problems getting under the Shands.
I have been under twice at low tide with the fenders indicating 45 ft. I broke off the VHF antenna on top of the mast hitting the bottom of the Shands...
Forum: S2 06-04-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,837
Posted By SantaSailor
Re: S2 9.2A questions

I put mine below the plate.
Plenty of room.
Forum: S2 01-23-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,837
Posted By SantaSailor
Re: S2 9.2A questions

I've owned my 9.2A for 10 years now and have sailed her in 2 knot to 40 knot winds and she handles it well. I use a 100, 135 and 150 head sail hanked on. The 150 is good to 15 knots and the 135 is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 3,628
Posted By SantaSailor
Re: Why so many unused boats?

I bought my boat 10 years ago. Set it up to my liking and moved aboard. I lived on her for 4 1/2 years and sailed her most weekends and some nights after work. Then I met a lady and moved back into...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-24-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,290
Posted By SantaSailor
Re: Catalina 27 Shaft Log Tube Repair

I had the same problem with my S2. 2 motor mounts gave up on me and caused an out of alignment condition. This bent the shaft and wore the shaft log oblong internally. I had a contractor put in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-26-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By SantaSailor
Re: Cleaning winches

Just did mine last week. 2 springs had to be replaced but no pawls. The pawls in mine have been in since I bought the boat back in 2000. Still look and work good.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-30-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 2,122
Posted By SantaSailor
When I grew up my father had power boats for...

When I grew up my father had power boats for fishing and water skiing. I started sailing when I was in the Navy on a layover in PR. My crew had 3 days of and my flight engineer was a licensed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-31-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 3,395
Posted By SantaSailor
I used 3M 5200 on my S2. It lasted for 5 years...

I used 3M 5200 on my S2. It lasted for 5 years with no leaks.
I just resealed my chain plates 2 weeks ago. The old came off with a razor blade and mineral spirits. It took 2 hours to...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-28-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,415
Posted By SantaSailor
Excellent educational videos! Brings new meaning...

Excellent educational videos! Brings new meaning to "Missile Hazzard" if you don't secure things down.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-20-2011
Replies: 198
Views: 11,994
Posted By SantaSailor
I have a 45 min commute from my new house to the...

I have a 45 min commute from my new house to the boat.
If I leave right from work, I can make the Wednesday evening beer can races!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-26-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 3,117
Posted By SantaSailor
One other thing you might want to look at is the...

One other thing you might want to look at is the Mixing Elbow in the exhaust.
I have just spent many hours troubleshooting an overheating problem that ended up being a clogged mixing elbow. I found...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-04-2008
Replies: 146
Views: 18,099
Posted By SantaSailor
I was involved with power boats and canoes at a...

I was involved with power boats and canoes at a young age but no sails.
While in the military I got a 4 day pass with my crew and they dragged me onto a 22 ft catalina. I didn't think much of it...
Forum: S2 05-04-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 2,234
Posted By SantaSailor
Wanted S2 9.2A Mainsheet traveler info

I have an 1980 S2 9.2A. I am in need of information on the original maker of the mainsheet traveler system. One of the stop blocks has broken the stop pin and I have been unable to find a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-02-2008
Replies: 68
Views: 22,122
Posted By SantaSailor
I bought a 17" LCD TV with built in DVD for $379...

I bought a 17" LCD TV with built in DVD for $379 at Walmart. It was the only one I could find that ran on 12vdc and not 18vdc. But I could not find a 15" that didn't run on 18vdc.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 3,643
Posted By SantaSailor
I wear Sperry topsiders without sox and Sperry...

I wear Sperry topsiders without sox and Sperry Flip Flops without sox.
I find the Sperry's grip well and don't smell as bad as sneakers when they get wet with brackish river water...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-01-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 4,426
Posted By SantaSailor
I installed a solar fan in the head and in in the...

I installed a solar fan in the head and in in the main cabin. I also installed 12v fans in the V-berth, quarter berth and sette area. I also use a wind scoop on the front hatch when on the hook. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-03-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,697
Posted By SantaSailor
That looks like the same/similar one that I had...

That looks like the same/similar one that I had on the 25 but it had a cigarette lighter plug on the end instead of the aligator clips. I had a cigarette lighter socked mounted just inside the main...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-03-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,697
Posted By SantaSailor
On my 25 foot all I had was a single deep cycle. ...

On my 25 foot all I had was a single deep cycle. I used a single solar panel trickle charger that I left tied to the cabin top when I wasn't at the boat. It kept the battery charged during the week...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-03-2008
Replies: 73
Views: 5,114
Posted By SantaSailor
It's a sailboat - Blow Boat - Stick boat - home...

It's a sailboat - Blow Boat - Stick boat - home on the water - but not a yacht...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-28-2007
Replies: 3,269
Views: 456,277
Posted By SantaSailor
Jacksonville Florida

Jacksonville Florida
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