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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-10-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,876
Posted By MarkusM
Painting the deck with interlux perfection and intergrip

I am redoing the deck paint on my catalina 27. The previous owner painted the deck and used interlux perfection, but first of all he did not take of the deck hardware and he painted over the non...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-16-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,352
Posted By MarkusM
solar panel

Thank you all the answers and advice. One other option I am considering is to go together with some friends and buy panels in bulk. It would come down to 1$ a watt for polycrystalline panels.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-15-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,352
Posted By MarkusM
solar panel

Hello does anybody have experience with the blue planet solar panels from Canadian tire? The 40watt is 70% off and costs 90$ now.
Any thoughts?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-14-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 4,108
Posted By MarkusM
Catalina 27 compression post

I do see some deformation on the outside under the mast. A little flatter then it should be. So I assume that there is some rot under the mast. I guess i will have to step the mast I think and have a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-12-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,591
Posted By MarkusM
recoring foredeck and side deck

I decided to do it from above. Working against gravity is probably not a good idea. as suggested here before i will paint the deck.

I called Catalina and they looked up the lamination schedule...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-12-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 4,108
Posted By MarkusM
Catalina 27 compression post

Would it be a safety issue if I would leave it without doing anything?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-11-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 4,108
Posted By MarkusM
Re: Catalina 27 compression post

Thank you for your input.
yes i have noticed that the cabin top is a bit flat. I have the feeling i have to step the mast pretty soon and have a look. I am a bit worried about cutting the liner...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-10-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 4,108
Posted By MarkusM
Re: Catalina 27 compression post

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/members/markusm-albums-compression-post-picture2408-a.jpg
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-09-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 4,108
Posted By MarkusM
Catalina 27 compression post

I added some pictures of the described places on the boat into a photo album in my profile. Sorry I have not figured out how to embed them into a post using the mobile app.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-09-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 4,108
Posted By MarkusM
Catalina 27 compression post

Hello everyone,

I was taking off all the deck hardware to fill the holes and re-drill them in epoxy and reseal all of the hardware. As well as resealing the windows which was very much neglected...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-16-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,591
Posted By MarkusM
recoring foredeck and side deck

I am going to re-core the foredeck and the side deck of my catalina 27. Wondering do I need to brace the vberth when recoring the deck from the inside? I am going to do it in 3 steps. 1 foredeck /2...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-12-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,583
Posted By MarkusM
Re: Honda Outboard BF15 oil pressure problem

No the engine sound does not change after the pressure drops.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-12-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,583
Posted By MarkusM
Re: Honda Outboard BF15 oil pressure problem

The rebuild happened because of a seized engine. The thermostat was faulty and the engine overheated.

I changed the, Connecting rods, the crank journals for the connection rods where acid...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-11-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,583
Posted By MarkusM
Honda Outboard BF15 oil pressure problem

Also revving the engine does not help
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-11-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,583
Posted By MarkusM
Honda Outboard BF15 oil pressure problem

Thanks for all the suggestions. I got the oil pressure gauge hooked up. It runs with the right amount of pressure for a while and then looses pressure. I start it back up and the pressure is back....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-10-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 4,235
Posted By MarkusM
Re: Boat cushions

One other thing you could look at is something like a self inflating sleeping pad for camping. Not an air mattress but one that has foam on the inside. They come in different thicknesses and can be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-10-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,623
Posted By MarkusM
Re: sewing machine advice

I own a Sailrite LSZ-1 and I it works great for me. The only thing is that if you want to sew any kind of lightweight fabric's it wont work very well. The gap between the feeding foot and the plate...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-10-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,583
Posted By MarkusM
Re: Honda Outboard BF15 oil pressure problem

Thank you for the suggestion.

I have been trying to buy a mechanical engine oil tester, I think it might be useful to have on the boat anyway. But I cant seem to find one except of ebay or amazon....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-09-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,583
Posted By MarkusM
Honda Outboard BF15 oil pressure problem

Hello Everyone,

I just rebuilt my Honda BF15 1997, and It starts with the second pull. The oil pressure light is on, but after about 3 min of idle it goes off and even if I rev the engine up a bit...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-10-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 5,700
Posted By MarkusM
Honda 8HP outboard to charge 12V

For the 9.9 and the 15 hp (bf15a) it is possible to upgrade the charging coil to produce a higher amperage. I am not sure if that is available for the 8 hp version. Something to look into. I think it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-13-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,363
Posted By MarkusM
butyl tape

Just a quick note. In case someone else was looking for butyl tape in Vancouver bc. Home depot, home hardware and canadiantire do not carry it. I found it at Vancouver glass on commercial drive and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-06-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,358
Posted By MarkusM
plumbing Catalina 27

Hello Everyone,

I am replumbing my Catalina 27 1974. Including updating from a direct discharge head to a holding tank.

I drew out a plumbing plan and Any input would be highly appreciated. ...
Forum: Living Aboard   05-03-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 10,401
Posted By MarkusM
Re: Cal 28 Vs. Catalina 27 livaboard

i will post pictures of the boat and the work in progress.
Forum: Living Aboard   05-03-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 10,401
Posted By MarkusM
Forum: Living Aboard   05-03-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 10,401
Posted By MarkusM
Re: Cal 28 Vs. Catalina 27 livaboard

Thanks everyone, all of were a great help!!!!!!

got the boat for 3000 today!

Yeah!!
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