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Search: Posts Made By: norahs arc
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,195
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Mast shaking in gusts

Sounds to me like the mast is pumping due to lack of support in the mid sections. I have seen a mast come down on the mooring because of this - so really try to solve the problem - it can cause...
Forum: Boat Reviews 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Kirby 30 vs. Catalina 27

The Catalina 27 smile is caused by improper cradle storage - the rear of the keel should not be blocked as it hangs lower than the forward end. Bloc in the middle or forward only. That said it is not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Setting up a 24v solar charging system

Re 24 volt solar panels. In my area a 24 volt panel is about half the price per watt of a 12 volt panel -so you would be better off with a 24 volt panel for two reasons - cost per watt and you won't...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-05-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 3,060
Posted By norahs arc
Re: 12V refrig units and power

I use a Domatic cooler/freezer, it can be used as a deep freeze or cooler. For the summer I set it to 0 C (32 F) and leave it on all the time. I have two 100 ah batteries and a 64 watt (10 year old)...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-05-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By norahs arc
Re: 30 Watt Solar Panel Output

That sounds like your solar panel is a 6 volt output. Not good for charging a 12 volt battery.(Some older panels will run 6 or 12 volt so look for info on your panel - it may be capable of both 6 &...
Forum: C27 07-22-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Jib Furling

Said I would get back to this post after installing and operating the unit for a while.
It was my first time installing a furler and it took longer and required more help than expected but all is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-22-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Solar Charger "Load" connectors

Hi there. DO NOT connect an amp meter across the load terminals. These terminals are for running a load from the controller directly and/or (depending on you controller) controlling the load with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-15-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Snapfurl CF500 Furling Jib Question!

I have just done the same thing - installed a 700 snap furl. Just take your jib to a sailmaker/repair shop and get them to install a luff wire strip. It sews on over the sail and is not real...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Cold beer a Must

We use a Domatic cooler/freezer. It is 12/24Volts DC or 110Volts AC. We run it on DC on the boat as a cooler with the temperature set at 1 degree C (Appx 34 degres F).
LOVE IT! Uses very little...
Forum: Multihull 03-01-2014
Replies: 301
Views: 19,064
Posted By norahs arc
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

I learned to sail on a small cat. It turned out to be my first and last multihull.
I would not go further from land than I can swim in any boat that has an escape hatch in the bottom.
I joke about...
Forum: C27 02-03-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,376
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Yay! A c27 subforum!

There is a simpler way using lag bolts, call Catalina Yachts or check their web site for details.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-02-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Loos Gauges and Alternative Rig Tuning Methods

In his book "Boatowner's Mechanical And Electrical Manual" (Third Edition Pg 763)
Nigel Calder describes a simple methood of setting up rigging with a tape measure and some tape or a marker. The...
Forum: C27 02-02-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,376
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Yay! A c27 subforum!

Keel bolts, deck leaks- both repairable without a major fuss.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-02-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,136
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Solar battery charger showing 19 volts?

Notice that on the spec sheet it says "23.8 open circuit voltage" The panel is probably working as designed, your voltage reading is low but it doesn't seem to be in bright sunlight.
This small...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-28-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 4,416
Posted By norahs arc
Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

I'm not sure, but I think he takes the subway. :)
The boat does have one doesn't it?
Forum: Engines 01-28-2014
Replies: 99
Views: 3,942
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Ethanol in gasoline questions

I have only one engine besides my car that is designed to run on ethanol/gas blend. It is an American Made Generic generator that has run appx 40 hrs/week this past year and appx 20 hrs/week avg. for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-25-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,926
Posted By norahs arc
Re: 22ft on Lake Huron

I have read most of the replies to the question about suitably of an Edel 665 for sailing Lake Huron. A lot of critical comments but not much info from experienced owners.
So - here goes...I owned...
Forum: C27 01-20-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Jib Furling

Thanks for the input folks but the decision has been made. It was between Harken and Schaefer because both are available local. (Shipping arround here is priced out of this world.) I bought the...
Forum: C27 01-13-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By norahs arc
Jib Furling

I am going to add jib furling to my C27 this season. I have been looking at Shafer and Harkin, leaning toward Shafer (spelling???)
Anyone have experience, comments, or suggestions I would like to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-13-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 3,176
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Things lost in the water

My dad lost his false teeth over the side one time. He asked me to go back and try to find them but I explained the 100 ft or so of water depth to him.
I have lost other (ususal) things but that is...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-01-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By norahs arc
Re: 1978 Catalina 27 on Lake Ontario

Welcome aboard:
Another C27 cruising - I sail out of Saint John NB on my 1977. Had a great season and enjoyed myself.
I have done most of the maintence you did except for the deck core - no...
Forum: C27 10-25-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By norahs arc
2013 Was A Great Season!

Norahs Ark is on the hard now after an enjoyable sailing season on the Saint John river and lake system and one trip on the Bay of Fundy. Logged over 600 miles this summer with only one problem, had...
Forum: C27 10-25-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Keel bolts

Re C27 keel bolts, they are a weak point, just plain steel on mine and all are rusted and one broken off!!! The factory has a solution for the problem though. They recommend drilling new holes and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-13-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,589
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Paceship PY23 thoughts/opinions

Good solid boats but THEY DON'T SAIL WORTH (enter your own choice fowl language here). They make a good motor sailor though. In my area they are selling for next to nothing if selling at all.
Forum: C27 08-04-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,376
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Yay! A c27 subforum!

Has anyone (else) encountered rudder problems when under power.
My C27 has the old Atomic 4 inboard engine. When under power if I let go of the tiller for just a second the boat...
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