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Search: Posts Made By: bratzcpa
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 3,687
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

We put the Origio non pressured stove into our boat. Works well. When we were in the Bahamas, we had no problem finding denatured alcohol. Every town with a hardware store had DA. It was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,276
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: .25 gal/hr. Really???

I am pushing a 27' Catalina with a 9.9 Nissan (4 stroke) outboard. At 1/2 throttle, we move approx. 5 kn in calm water. Fuel usage is somewhere between a 1/4 gallon and 1/2 gallon an hour.

This...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 801
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Last one for tonight. Tiller pilots

We have the ST1000 Raetheon/Raymarine on our Catalina 27. About 8,000 lbs. Works great - love it. BUT, the comments above about being NON-water proof are "dead on accurate." It isn't waterproof...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Bent shank on my Danforth Anchor

We bent the shank on our Danforth. Write to the company. They replaced the anchor at no charge with a brand new anchor. EXCELLENT customer service. We just sent them pictures.

I know that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,264
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Best outboard motor for a small inflatable?

okay, so the music video was a serious thread "drift". . . . but it was so dang funny, it was WELL worth it. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-08-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,264
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Best outboard motor for a small inflatable?

We have a Yamaha (it says "Mariner" but its really a Yamaha) 2hp. It is paired to our 8' Walker Bay inflatable with an air floor. The motor is a mod-1980s, so it is a two stroke.

We LOVE it. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-03-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,145
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: budget estimate for adding roller furling???

We have a Catalina 27 tall rig. same size luff as yours. This past winter, we ordered and have received a CDI FF6 (with ball bearings). We ordered this from the Sailnet store - best price, just...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-29-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 735
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Looking for welding plans to build trailer

thanks for your comments and suggestions.

Yes, I have searched and searched for a used trailer. I have been only able to find small trailers (undersized), or cobbled homebuilt, or very expensive...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-29-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 735
Posted By bratzcpa
Looking for welding plans to build trailer

Hello all:

I am looking for find plans to build a heavy duty trailer - for my sailboat.

Capacity needs to be +/- 10,000 lbs, fin keel. It is to be used for my Catalina 27 . . . and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-28-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,571
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Pictures of the icebergs of Lake Superior

Great pictures and an awesome "first trip" for 2014!!!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-20-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Catalina 27 Mast Weight?

We have a Catalina 27 Tall Rig (so I think that's 2' longer than yours), and have had the mast down numerous times for re-wiring, new masthead, installing VHF antenna on top, etc.

Two adults can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-19-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,597
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: LED Spreader Lights

I installed one of these last year. Worked GREAT. very low draw. SUPER bright.

http://tacomarine.com/item--Spreader-Light--F38-4600WHA-1.html

The only thing that I didn't like is that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-08-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,191
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Transom Mount Transducer

I mounted my transducer inside the boat just starboard of the keel (about 2 feet). I used plumbers putty to hold it in place. I get EXCELLENT sonar results even when heeled. And the water temp...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 2,990
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: How much do you use your Chartplotter?

Ours is on all the time. I have a small Lawrence HDS5. Very very little power draw. I think it's "fun" to track the speed and see any differences as I adjust sail trim, course, "rail meat"...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-23-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 4,414
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: composting toilet-should we do it

Getting back to the original poster . . . we installed a Natures Head in our Catalina 27 before our two-month live aboard trip in the Bahamas.

Bottom line - it worked GREAT. A few bits of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-27-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 4,059
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Catalina wing keel or fin keel?

Good morning - - whereabouts in Montana are you sailing?? We're over in Flathead Lake.

We have a 27' Catalina, tall rig, fin keel - - LOVE it. We're fairly new, and really like the stability...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-01-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 2,955
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Which 27 footer to buy.

We had similar requirements as you. Bought a Cataline 27 Tall Rig. Absolutely love it.

This past year, we spent two months on board in the Bahamas. It handled the Gulf Stream crossing and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-17-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 3,024
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Handling Anchor/Rode with no Locker

Like ASDF said above, we just have a little closed off area at the very tip of our v-Berth too, on our Catalina 27. I put one of the Hawse Pipes (see Denise's picture above) on the deck immediately...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-03-2013
Replies: 113
Views: 7,261
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Composting Toilets vs. Holding Tank

Getting back to the original poster . . . we installed a Natures Head in our Catalina 27 before our two-month live aboard trip in the Bahamas.

Bottom line - it worked GREAT. A few bits of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-11-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Removing an old marine head?

I glassed over three thru hulls on my Catalina this past spring. I had removed the marine head too (and installed a composting toilet - - works GREAT, by the way). It's not too bad to do the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-05-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,157
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: thru hulls - scared - need help

I mounted my transducer inside the hull using "plumbers putty" (solid hull, about 3/8" or 1/2" thick or so). It's been there for two years now. Works perfectly. Hasn't moved a bit. I like that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-06-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 2,101
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Fuel in oil - where to start?

Hey there Skagit. Where are you working on your project? Located at home on the hard . . . or Somers or Dayton? It would be fun to pop by and take a look sometime.

Regards,

markb
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-06-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,882
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: Boatyard transducer installation mistake

Warning - - -thread drift ahead.

I mounted my transducer (Lawrence) inside my Catalina 27. I didn't drill any holes, just cleaned up and smoothed a section of the hull and then used a big...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 4,589
Posted By bratzcpa
Re: sailing the Bahamas

We crossed this year (May through July) in our Catalina 27 with a 9.9 outboard auxillary. We learned a LOT. I would be happy to chat with you some more about what we found if you're interested. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-10-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,141
Posted By bratzcpa
make a inflatable Dinghy Floor?

I recently purchased a new (but previously owned) Walker Bay inflatable dinghy. Model AF270. Love it. Just one "minor" problem. . . . it is missing the air floor. I have been talking with the...
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