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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-03-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 4,288
Posted By DBlair8809
I keep hearing people mentioning trailer tires of...

I keep hearing people mentioning trailer tires of the radial and bias variety. What are the benefits and drawbacks to either type?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-03-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 4,288
Posted By DBlair8809
Trailer Tires

It turns out that the trailer for the Catalina 22 I purchased recently has dual axles (4 tires) of 175/70/13 passenger tires. They seem old and have been sitting for quite a while (at least one needs...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-02-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 2,588
Posted By DBlair8809
Update: I used the manual bilge pump shown...

Update:

I used the manual bilge pump shown above and cleared out most of it, but it seemed that more kept coming out so I tried the tilt/lifting method and was able to soak up a lot more of it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-02-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 2,046
Posted By DBlair8809
This is a topic I'm looking into as well with my...

This is a topic I'm looking into as well with my Catalina as there are a bit of gelcoat and cockpit cracks and so forth. The ideas you mentioned are things that likewise came to mind as well (I even...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-28-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By DBlair8809
Tampa Bay, FL

I was wondering if anyone knew of places that give sailing lessons in the Tampa Bay, Florida area (or perhaps other areas of Florida) and could either suggest some good places or provide opinions...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   05-28-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 244
Posted By DBlair8809
Smile Greetings!

Hello everyone!

I just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Dan and I'm currently living in Tampa, FL. Originally from NJ, I did some sailing as a child and teenager, but none...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-28-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 2,588
Posted By DBlair8809
How to remove water beneath floor? (Catalina 22)

Prior to asking my question, I wanted to preface it by stating that I am somewhat new to sailing (did some as a child/teenager, but none as an adult) and this is my first sailboat, and so please...
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