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Search: Posts Made By: ahab211
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By ahab211
Glue is good if your not taking it apart....

Glue is good if your not taking it apart. Stainless screws are not cheap . Use both for added strength.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-06-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,969
Posted By ahab211
How much water is normal?

No one seems to think it is loose keel bolts? An older boat with a crack line on the keel joint and that leaks from that needs them tightened and the joint sealed at the least! I sealed the joint on...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-05-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 4,201
Posted By ahab211
looking for a small sailboat

A flying junior was my first boat and while trailer came with it was light enough to lift by hand and still quite stable. I added a spinnaker, outboard and even a trapeze to make it a lot of fun ....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-14-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,572
Posted By ahab211
I bought my first boat.. now i have a million question

I, too have a Cat 27 and although mine wasn't surveyed have did a visual survey of the chain plates and they look to be in good condition and the wood solid. Having read this I will look further into...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-12-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,987
Posted By ahab211
Second-hand sails

Picked up some used Dacron sails from Kent sails in Michigan for my Catalina 27. The genoa was cut from a 30 Cat and luff tape added. It was a North sail sold by Catalina Direct and has sailed well....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-01-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,518
Posted By ahab211
Which 27 footer to buy.

I bought a Catalina 27 in the spring and at first didn't like it. Came with blown out original sails, leaking keel bolts and a finicky atomic 4(replaced from a diesel don't ask me why?). Worked on...
Forum: Catalina 10-11-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By ahab211
Depth gauge on cat 25 acting up

Could be a pinched wire. Try a conductivity test with a Meter as when the wiring gets old it gets brittle. I had to replace the señor and wiring in my previous C&C boat with wiring break. Try a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-28-2013
Replies: 572
Views: 149,882
Posted By ahab211
I tried to leave my slip a couple weeks ago with...

I tried to leave my slip a couple weeks ago with my shore power cord still attached! Luckily, I was leaving gently and felt the tug before it got nasty. No worse for the wear except my pride!! Also,,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-28-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 4,736
Posted By ahab211
I bought a 27 Catalina from a retired principal...

I bought a 27 Catalina from a retired principal and someone I!d know. Several years from the marina and gym. He gave me a dog life jacket for one of my dogs prior to the sake. When I asked about the...
Forum: C27 08-16-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 867
Posted By ahab211
Keel bolts

What's with the keel bolts on my Cat 27! I had stainless large keel bolts and nuts on my C&C 24 I recently sold and the ones on this boat are smaller, corroded steel and leaking from the bilge! Can't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-23-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,051
Posted By ahab211
Bang, ouch

A newcboater at our marina hit my Catalina 27 on the swim ladder and stern pulpit hard enough to put a hole in his Searay hull above the letters! He wants to replace the pulpit himself to avoid...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 4,245
Posted By ahab211
Re: Why so many unused boats?

I lament on not using my own boats enough yet alone worry about others! My marina neighbor has went out in his sailboat less then a dozen times! This year after buying new sIls never used it or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-25-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 4,578
Posted By ahab211
Re: Traveler positions - pros and cons

I have a floor mounted main sheet fastener and find it adequate age easy to maneuver around on my C&C .24 sailboat. Don't like the idea of stepping over a traveller, especially in front of the cabin,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-05-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,957
Posted By ahab211
Re: C&C 26 Impressions

I have a C&C 24 but have never seen a 26! I have a 26 Mirage and a 27 C&C near my boat and there are many 25's but on lake St. Claire where there many C&C's the 26 is elusive! My 24 is tender but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-03-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 4,730
Posted By ahab211
Re: Repair of broken hull around keel stub

I also have a C&C and have the front keel bolt pushed off center, probably from acprevious underwater collision. I've tightened the bolts and Bondoed a slight C&C smile Seam crack.i've bumped...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-21-2012
Replies: 199
Views: 102,835
Posted By ahab211
Re: MacGregor 26 vs. ?

Ther are a few in our marina but they aren't out much and when they are I can sail circles around then with my C&C 24. When I see used ones selling in the mid twenties! I think Zi could get a 15 year...
Forum: C & C 09-20-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,200
Posted By ahab211
Re: Mast bend?

It is just trial and error but as said it helps to properly diagnose what and how to adjust. Comparing the tension by hand may give you a rough idea which is tight or loose! Making sure the backing...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-20-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,220
Posted By ahab211
Re: Sailing with a dog

Since I just day sail with my three dogs so it isn't a big deal but I gave an old portable putting artificial grass on board(like at the driving range). Having a little bit of urine scent on it the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-14-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By ahab211
Re: Jig-a-Loo

Good stuff, have some on my boat but also have WD40 as Jigaloo is not friendly on plastics or circuitry so you have to be careful what you spray it on!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-14-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 13,180
Posted By ahab211
Re: 4hp outboard motor questions

I understand that Tohatsu bought Merc, make a well equipped, comparable, much cheaper motor. Why buy a Merc when a Tohatsu as my friend who sold his Merc to buy one says the best motor he ever had!
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-14-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 5,008
Posted By ahab211
Re: Docking with an outboard

My 18 HP Merc has the gear shift in the throttle do it makes controlling it easy! I don 't think any of the smaller OB's have this feature and I have a 8 HP Yamaha on my sailboat and the shift...
Forum: C & C 09-12-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,034
Posted By ahab211
Re: C&C 24 Former Yard Derelict - First Sailing Season Afloat in 10 Years

I used GE Ultra Glaze on my C&C 24 windows and it has held up for six years! It is black, pliable and is used with a caulking gun.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-11-2012
Replies: 908
Views: 70,085
Posted By ahab211
Re: The future of the sailing world. Why are there so few young people cruising??

Sounds like a trip of a lifetime! I have A C&C 24 and just do day sailing on Lake St. Claire. Have fun and good luck!
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-11-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 5,008
Posted By ahab211
Re: Docking with an outboard

A good topic as we All have had issues docking with outboards! I have read some good alternatives but still prefer leaving both the tiller and outboard free to maneuver! I have recently changed docks...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-10-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 522
Posted By ahab211
Spider poop

Went for a sail yesterday and noticed spider poop on my main sail(Dacron ) but not my roller furling genoa(mylar). Is it safe to spray spider killing spray directly on the material under my sail...
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