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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-26-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,762
Posted By Gust14882
Re: Minimum electronics for coastal cruising

For sailing the Santa Barbara Channel & Channel Islands on a 22' Catalina: Small chart plotter w/ depth sounder, handheld VHF, and auto-pilot for now. Planning on adding a fixed mount VHF with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-14-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 762
Posted By Gust14882
Re: Tacky West Systems Epoxy

Two part epoxies are very temperature sensitive, especially at their initial kick-off. The standard West System mix of resin and hardener won't kick-off below about 60 or 65F if my memory serves me....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-21-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 908
Posted By Gust14882
Re: How to prevent corrosion: SS bolt in Al mast

I use Locktite Blue to prevent corrosion on SS to aluminum connections and it seems to work well.)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-02-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By Gust14882
Re: Halyards on the starboard? Crazy or like a fox?

My boat is rigged as Mike says above, but I'd like to add that my single-line reefing is right next to the main halyard on the starboard side. That makes it much easier to reef.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-05-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 3,296
Posted By Gust14882
Re: Mystery water in bilge in CAL-29

Check your drain line from the anchor locker. If the fittings are loose, you could be picking up water when heeled over. Should be a simple fix too.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-21-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1,746
Posted By Gust14882
Re: Uses for totally shot sail?

I had a old sail that seemed far too weathered to be of much use for anything. I ended up donating it to a friend who was building a "pirate ship" playhouse for his kids. The tattered look only...
Forum: Racing   10-14-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,265
Posted By Gust14882
Re: Tacking Asymmetric Spin

During very light-air jibes, we've used the bowman to run the asym through the slot by hand and along the new lee side of the boat. This speeds the transition. Might be worth a try during a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,078
Posted By Gust14882
Re: can I get my boat high?

I have my Catalina 22 launched this way all the time, but the marina crew operates the crane and they use a lifting frame (see the photo from tommays). All I have to do is take down the back stay to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-16-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 753
Posted By Gust14882
Re: Catalina 22 swing keel faring?

LL: There are some great online groups/forums for Catalina 22 owners you should check out. One is on Yahoo, search groups for Catalina 22. Another is the national organization home page: ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-26-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 4,269
Posted By Gust14882
Re: Mainsheet size?

First off, it appears that Harken is more conservative with their MWL's than other suppliers. They use a safety factor of at least 3 or 4, compared to others who use a factor of just 2. (Safety...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-28-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,001
Posted By Gust14882
Re: Favorite Barometers

I have both kinds, but on the boat (where it really counts) I stick to the old fashioned brass one. It never needs batteries!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-10-2012
Replies: 82
Views: 7,990
Posted By Gust14882
Re: Closing seacocks

My little Gust has but one (for the galley sink) and it is kept closed except when in use.

Life is so much simpler with a smaller boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-24-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 6,818
Posted By Gust14882
Re: Shoot Thru Hull Transducer

I installed a standard transom-mount transducer as a shoot-thru by epoxying it to the center of the hull, just forward of the keel. It works great and was much cheaper than the "made as shoot-thru"...
Forum: Extreme Sailing Videos   04-06-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3,986
Posted By Gust14882
Re: Extreme Sailing Action

Once you start out, you're committed. Actually, you should be committed for even starting out. Not a good idea to leave the companionway wide open in that kind of water either. At least slide the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-29-2012
Replies: 180
Views: 17,145
Posted By Gust14882
I used to work at a marine supply store and...

I used to work at a marine supply store and pretty much found out that the young sales kids hung around the electronics counter because of the various sales commissions offered by the suppliers. ...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls   02-18-2012
Replies: 134
Views: 17,583
Posted By Gust14882
My grandfather taught me a lot ...and most of it...

My grandfather taught me a lot ...and most of it involved fixing things. So yes, I've always been a DIY'er. Working on my boat is worth my time in so many ways and many have already been touched...
Forum: C22   01-21-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 3,076
Posted By Gust14882
I see no real need for a windlass. My 22'...

I see no real need for a windlass. My 22' Catalina has a 14# Delta with 30' of chain and 250' of nylon rode through a Catalina Direct bow roller. My chain length is more than most would use on this...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-24-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 3,007
Posted By Gust14882
Water ballast can be an issue for boaters...

Water ballast can be an issue for boaters travelling to and from lakes infested with zebra mussels and other animal/plant pests. Some lakes here in California require special clean out procedures...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-26-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,163
Posted By Gust14882
7x is about the limit for hand-held,...

7x is about the limit for hand-held, non-stabilized binocs on board any boat. The 50mm diameter lens is minimum for practical use in low light. Waterproof design and a neck strap with bright...
Forum: Racing   04-12-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 5,452
Posted By Gust14882
I used to crew on a J-80 named "Uproar" because...

I used to crew on a J-80 named "Uproar" because the keel hummed at speed. It started at around 8 or 10 knots, and increased in pitch the faster we went. Once the boat started humming, we ignored...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-08-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 3,633
Posted By Gust14882
If they are in the water, it would be hard to...

If they are in the water, it would be hard to tell the difference. On a trailer, it is VERY noticable since the boat sits at least 2' higher at deck level.
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-08-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 3,633
Posted By Gust14882
The wing keel has a horizontal "wing" at the...

The wing keel has a horizontal "wing" at the bottom (almost hidden in your photo). The fin keel is about twice as tall as the wing. You'll know it when you see one.
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-08-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 3,633
Posted By Gust14882
The top photo is a swing keel with the keel...

The top photo is a swing keel with the keel raised. The bottom is a wing keel (fixed) with a draft of 2-1/2'. There is also a "fin keel" version that is deeper draft of about 4'.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-13-2010
Replies: 164
Views: 16,273
Posted By Gust14882
Heating canned foods causes the contents to...

Heating canned foods causes the contents to expand in volumn, creating pressure inside the can. If the hole is not big enough to vent off the increased pressure, the can will explode ...water or no...
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