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  1. Catalina 27 with snapped kill bolt

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Catalina 27 with snapped keel bolt Looking at a Catalina 27 for sale. Great looking boat. the owner mentioned that when he first got the boat he droped the keel to make sure it was all dry between the led and the fiberglass. Filled it with sikaflex to seal it all and then re apoxeyed the whole...
  2. Cat 27 need opinions on bilge condition

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hello, I am a new member and look forward to all the late night reading ill be doing here. I recently got a 1977 Catalina 27. The boat is in pretty good shape for the most part thanks to the PO and in a freshwater lake. I am slightly concerned about the condition of the bilge (cracking and rusty...
  3. Looking to purchase 1st boat

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    just got into sailing a few years ago and have some lake experience plus up to my ASA bareboat chartering certificate. i am in my 30s and have a wife and a son and am looking to get a good boat for weekend trips/camping. We live in NJ right by NY and close to jersey shores. looking into...
  4. Have You Seen A Mainsheet System Set-up This Way?

    Gear & Maintenance
    I recently purchased a Catalina 27. I'm not an experienced sailor...yet. The mainsheet system seems a little odd to me though. Can you tell from the photo what's going on? Instead of the rigging traveling along the boom to the mast and then forward to the winch on top of the cabin it is going...
  5. Ahoy! From Charleston

    Introduce Yourself
    We recently moved to Charleston. One of the first things I did upon deciding to move to Charleston was learn to sail. I have taken the ASA 101 and 103. Bought 50% interest in a Sovereign 7M at Lake Lanier near Atlanta and then an American 14.6. I spent summer sailing in Hilton Head, Beaufort and...
  6. $1500 Catalina 27

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hey guys, I have come across a '76 Catalina 27 for $1500. I guess the guy bought it as a derelict at a marina auction a year ago or so for a friend. Said friend never decided to buy the boat from him, so he is trying to get rid of is so that he doesnt have to pay slip fees anymore. I'm...
  7. Live blog - Lefkas to Stoupa on Jaguar 27 'Cake Walking Baby'

    Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    This is the live tale of the delivery over two weeks of 'Cake Walking Baby', an ex-flotilla, 1978 Jaguar 27 (UK-built Catalina 27) from Lefkas through the Southern Ionian around the Messenian peninsular into the Gulf of Kalamata and on to her new home somewhere near Stoupa. I will be...
  8. Replacing compression post w/SS post?

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    I'm in the process of completely restoring/upgrading an 82 C-27. My compression post looks pretty good but does show signs of having been wet (duh). This got me to thinking....should I replace the wooden compression post and upgrade with a stainless steel type? I'm a big fan of...
  9. Autopilot install with a switch

    Gear & Maintenance
    I got an used autopilot for my Catalina 27 (wheel). I don't have a dedicated switch on my fuse panel for my instruments. I will add that in the near future when I replace the non working depth and speed. Today I installed the autopilot and wanted to put it on a switch in the cockpit. I have...
  10. Universal 5411....Hurth Transmission...propeller rotation

    My boat is a 1982 Catalina 27. It has a universal 5411, 11 hp engine. Since I have had the boat I have never been able to reach hull speed under power. I recently pulled the boat out of the water for a bottom job and inspected the propeller. It is stamped with 12LH7, a 12x7 left hand prop...
  11. Catalina wing keel or fin keel?

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hi Forum, I am considering purchasing a late 80s Catalina 27 with either a wing keel or fin keel. Can't sail in Montana in the winter to discover the difference, so I need help in considering the sailing characteristics of both of those Catalina keels. Would truly appreciate hearing from you...
  12. Which 27 footer to buy.

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hey everyone, I'm looking to buy my first boat and I was wondering if I could get a few tips as which would be best. I would like to get something in the 27 foot range with an inboard motor and from the late 70's to early 80's. I want to be able to use it for day sailing and maybe some longer...
  13. Composting Toilets vs. Holding Tank

    Gear & Maintenance
    I'm sure this has been discussed to death, but I'm new to boating and couldn't find a thread on this topic. We recently bought a 1976 Catalina 27 with no holding tank. We'd like to live on board, which means we have to install either a holding tank or a composting head. We're leaning toward...
  14. Adding Hydro Foil to Yamaha 8 HP 4 Stroke on 27 Catalina

    Gear & Maintenance
    Has any one added a hydrofoil to help their sailboat plane at slower speeds to prevent the motor from being drowned? SE SPORTS? STINGRAY?
  15. Tips for Living Aboard Catalina 27'

    Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    Hi, I will be moving on to a 27' Catalina in a few days and I have never done this! I am wondering if anyone has any tips for storing things on the boat, orginization systems etc. Much appreciated!
  16. Atomic 4 Shakes the Boat

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    I purchased a Cat27 last summer and am hooked. She has an Atomic 4 that runs like a horse. Last weekend as i was headed back into port (under power at top speed) the boat suddenly lost a lot of speed and the motor got loud, the boat also started to shake. I throttled back on the gas and ran...
  17. Just stopped living aboard in Annapolis

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi, I'm not really new. But I've been living on my 1982 Catalina 27 for the past two years, the last year at Port Annapolis Marina. The live-aboard life was great, but the 1.5 hour commute each way to work, six days a week, was not. I finally qualified to telecommute full time, but I was...
  18. C27 wheel to tiller conversion

    Boat Buyers & Sellers Forum
    I am looking at buying my friends 1987 Catalina 27. The boat is in great shape but it has a wheel which came from the factory, and I would much rather have a tiller. There is an emergency tiller which can be put in in case the wheel breaks so I was wondering if anyone has ever gone through the...