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Search: Posts Made By: csharp56
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-27-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By csharp56
Anchor line snubber

I just purchased a Davis shockles anchor line snubber from WM for $63. I can return it if someone can instruct as to how I can make my own for less money. I have a 30 foot Catalina with 30' of chain...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By csharp56
Fairing compund??

Could anyone please reccommend a good fairing coumpound for the seam on my keel of my '84 catalina 30. The seam is tight, but some of the old fairing is chippin off (4"x6"piece).Thanks
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-28-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By csharp56
Re-bed Hatches

I have just completed the process of removing my three Bomar hatches from my 1984 Catalina 30. I removed all the paint and I am planning on leaving them unpainted in their natural aluminum state. Is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-11-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By csharp56
Re: Porthole Rebed??

Thanks to all who responded with good advice and suggested links to my request for information to re-bed my porthoels.
:)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-07-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By csharp56
Porthole Rebed??

I need to reseal my portholes on my 1984 Catalina 30. The aluminum on the cabin side of a couple of the portholes also appears to be blistered as well and that seems to be where the leaks are coming...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-17-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By csharp56
Should I clean my sails?

First, I would like to thank everyone who responded to my question about whether to remove my halyards or not. I purchased my 1984 Catalina 30 this past summer. Not sure how old the sails are but not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-05-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,609
Posted By csharp56
To store halyards or leave on mast?

I live in Massachusetts. It is my first year as a sailboat owner and am in the process of decommissioning for the season. I have heard conflicting suggestions as to whether to leave my halyards...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-28-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 384
Posted By csharp56
West Marine Combine/Overload module???

The West Marine module in question is located near my batteries. One red wire is connected to my engine battery, the other red wire to my house battery and the black to a ground connection. It has 2...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-25-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 913
Posted By csharp56
Re: Battery Charging Problems

My Interstate engine battery is one month old, my WM house is 2011 and my Napa house #2 is 2010. Output reading at the alternator is 13.7v but the readings at the batteries themselves while the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 913
Posted By csharp56
Re: Battery Charging Problems

Help! I am still having Battery problems. I know the quickest way to check to see if my alternator is putting out the correct voltage and amps would be to take it out and bring it to be tested,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-13-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,032
Posted By csharp56
Re: 1984 Catalina30 House water pump??

Thanks. I found the exact switch at Catalina Direct.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-13-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,032
Posted By csharp56
Re: 1984 Catalina30 House water pump??

The switch for the water pump located on the navigation electrical panel. Each switch has its own designated fuse next to it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-13-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,032
Posted By csharp56
Re: 1984 Catalina30 House water pump??

Thanks to everyone once again for helping this novice boat owner. Can I replace the water pump switch on the navigation panel with one from a auto parts store such as Auto Zone or does it need to be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-12-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,032
Posted By csharp56
Re: 1984 Catalina30 House water pump??

Thanks again to all who responded. The problem was not the pump but a faulty switch on the navigation panel. My next question is does this 1984 Catalina 30 have a house water filter and if so, where...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-12-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,032
Posted By csharp56
Re: 1984 Catalina30 House water pump??

Thanks again to all who responded. The problem was not the pump but a faulty switch on the navigation panel. My next question is does this 1984 Catalina 30 have a house water filter and if so, where...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-10-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,032
Posted By csharp56
Re: 1984 Catalina30 House water pump??

Thanks to all who responded to my house water pump problem. I will head out over the next couple of days to try some of your troubleshooting suggestions.

P.S. there definitely was no noise comimg...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-10-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,032
Posted By csharp56
1984 Catalina30 House water pump??

I recently purchased a 1984 Catalina 30. The overall condition is very good. However, I can not get the House water pump to work. No water comes out of either the galley nor the head faucets. There...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-03-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 913
Posted By csharp56
Battery Charging Problems

Help! I am a new owner of a 1984 Catalina. I have one Engine batt which is working fine and seems to be charging when the engine is running. I have two house batterys which only work for a short time...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-05-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By csharp56
Documentation Vs. State Registration

Would anyone care to share their thoughts on the pros and cons of vessel documentation vs. state registration. I live in Massachusetts. I am in the process of closing on a 30 ft. sail. I don't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-02-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By csharp56
1987 Freedom 30 Survey

I will be having a 1987 Freedom 30 surveyed next week that I have had my offer on accepted. Does anyone have any suggestions and/or recommendations as to items or issues that I should bring to the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By csharp56
Sail time from Boston to Dartmouth

Would anyone would be willing to offer a educated ETA to sail from Boston to Dartmouth. Looking to shove off from Hingham sometime late April on a newly purchased Freedom 30 so not sure as to her...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-06-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By csharp56
Attention: Freedom Owners

I am seriously close to making an offer on a 1987 Freedom 30. I am in my mid fifties and new to sailing although I have owned many powerboats. My sailing area averages 10-15knot winds throughout the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-04-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,082
Posted By csharp56
Re: Catalina 30 vs. Freedom30

I have been on Sail Calculator Pro for performance comparison of the Freedom 30 vs. equal size Pearson, Oday and Catalina on hull speed and didn't notice much of a difference. Sail are actually goes...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-03-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,082
Posted By csharp56
Re: Catalina 30 vs. Freedom30

Thanks to all that replied to my inquiry; Catalina 30 vs. Freedom 30. I am still looking for "the right boat" for me but with each that I look at, I am learning more and more. With the input from...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-28-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,082
Posted By csharp56
Catalina 30 vs. Freedom30

I will be heading to Boston this Saturday to view both a 1987 Catalina 30 and a 1987 Freedom 30. I would love any input and or opinions from either vesselís owners. Anyone willing to make comparisons...
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