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  1. Lurker Comes Clean

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi Everybody!, Been here a little while now (lurking) taking it all in and amazed at the extensive level of knowledge I've found thus far. There are some great contributors here and some suggestions to others that I have been fortunate to make use of. I've got a few miles "under the boom" on...
  2. Raising the mainsail

    My wife does not have much upper body strength, but she would still like to be able to raise the mainsail on our Catalina 30 Tall Rig on her own. The obvious solution is to use the starboard jib winch. The trouble is that the fairlead and cleat for the main halyard are on top of the cabin...
  3. Trade up to Catalina 36 MK2

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hi All... I'm considering trading my 30 foot Scampi up for a Catalina 36 MK2. Not a brandy new one of course, that's way outside my price range, but something in the early 2000 range. I would definitely want a MK2, probably the tall rig. As I look at them, what should I be looking for that's...
  4. Fiberglass crack on seat

    Gear & Maintenance
    Thinking about purchasing a 1985 Catalina Capri 22. Is this fiberglass crack on the cockpit seats something to be majorly concerned with?
  5. universal m25 over heating

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    I have recently acquired a m25 engine. I am re powering a my C30 replacing a 5411. the engine starts up nice and easy , sounds good but after running for 10 minutes starts to over heat? Raw water flow is good, thermostat is good, coolant is topped up and seems to be blead properly. the problem...
  6. Long Beach Bareboat Charter

    Hi All, I was looking at two different outfits in Long Beach for a potential three-day charter to Catalina: Harbor Yacht Club and Marina Sailing. The reviews on-line are limited and decidedly mixed on both, and I was hoping to tap in to some local knowledge on these places. The reviews I could...
  7. A Mystery

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    What bent the boom vang? Last October we had our Catalina 36 hauled. We winterized her and put on the winter canvas. When we removed the canvas this spring the boom vang was seriously bent. There appears to be no damage to other parts of the boat nor to the winter canvas. Had the vang been...
  8. Hanse 370

    Boat Reviews
    I thought some information on Hanse, generally, and the Hanse 370, specifically, might be helpful to many of you trying to decide which production sailboat to buy. I purchased my 2006 Hanse 370e new, sight unseen! I had already carefully inspected and sailed the 2005 Hanse 342, by the same...
  9. Damaged Catalina 25 for a deal

    C25 and 250
    Hello everyone, would just like some advice on what I should do. I have found a 1985 Catalina 25 tall rig for a helluva deal but was damaged when the boat beside it broke loose from it's moorings and began rubbing up against the forward side of the cockpit. The damaged is very localised with a...
  10. Help a newbie out-1980 Catalina 22 for $2350

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hi everyone, This will be my first boat and so I wanted some advice on it before I bite the bullet so to speak. I found a 1980 Cat 22 with trailer and a sizable list of extras (wrap around cover, boat cover, life jackets, solar panels, extra sails) for sale for $2350 but it does not include...
  11. Advice for buying this Catalina 30

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hi, I am new to sailing. Have only been on a boat once but have been reading a lot about it. I looked at a Catalina 30 and did a self inspection and would appreciate experienced advice and recommendation on purchasing a boat in this condition. I would like to know which of these are deal...
  12. Salty california kid needs advice

    Learning to Sail
    I've come to you guys in need of help, I'm from southern California and have been on the water my whole life, be it surfing, diving, or spending weeks on Catalina fishing and hiking and I've spent a lot of time on/around boats as well. I have always had a huge passion for the ocean and sailing...
  13. Universal 5411 inboard diesel

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hi All, I'm thinking of buying a Catalina 30. One I'm looking at has a Universal 5411 inboard diesel. I just heard that the Universal 5411 produces only 11hp and is sea water cooled. Can someone confirm if that is correct and also what issues that would raise. The whole reason for me to spend...
  14. Grey Water in No discharge areas

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Anyone know if you can still drain your grey water (sink, shower, etc) through a direct overboard in harbors that are "no discharge?" I am off to Avalon on Catalina Island in a couple of weeks and have always wondered about this. I know sewage is a no no and they put the dye tablet in your...
  15. Catalina Cruiser's Weekend - Free

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    The 17th annual Catalina Cruiser's Weekend is October 18-20. This is a free event for boaters. Money from sponsors and raffle go to non-profits Heal the Bay, and Tall Ship Institute. Come join us! Friday evening Live Music at the Harbor Reef Bar Saturday Seminars, events, before...
  16. Any Catalina 350 or 400's in Solomons Island MD?

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hello, My boat is behind Di'giovanni's. I'm interested in Caralina 350's and especially the 400's. I'd like to take the admiral along to see one. I'll bring you a bottle of Wine or some beer. Would just like her to see the interior. It'll help me out greatly. Thanks. Brian 301-752-8504
  17. Are you heading towards Catalina or Channel Islands? Need a crew?

    US West Coast
    Hello sailors! I'm interested to sail towards Catalina or Channel Islands. I wanted to do it on my boat but I don't think I'll be able to get it ready until before it's too late this summer, so decided to post here. I'm in San Francisco Bay area but will be happy to drive to where you are...
  18. Possibly buying Catalina 22...have some questions

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    My husband and I are looking into buying a sailboat. I grew up sailing, but it has been awhile, so we are probably going to take a refresher course! We are highly considering purchasing a C22. We found one in our area for $4500. It is a 1978 or 1979 Catalina 22. The seller bought it from a lady...
  19. Help on Pedestal manufacturer

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Help, My brother and I just purchased a 1981 Catalina 30 and would like to know who's pedestal is mounted on the boat. Thanks Bob
  20. Newbie-ish finally starting posting!

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hello to all! I have been lurking around here and reading posts for a long time now. I am a newer member to the sailing community, and have been sailing for about the last three years. Sailing is no easy feat to accomplish here in New Mexico, where I currently reside.We have a ton of beach and...