"New owner of Cat 30 "Fandango" Mk.11, TRBS, #4348. Sail from our farm on east end of Lake Ontario, near Picton, ON. So far I am very impressed with my Catalina and expect to do more sailing in 2012. Will update my profile with pics."
I am a new boat owner, still learning the ropes, but I hope to take my Catalina 27 cruising some day soon. For now I know the San Francisco Bay area has much to teach me, so I am content there...for now.
Sacramento Delta, Long Beach, Ventura, Santa Barbara.
Polish my skills so I can cruise in the future, maybe to Hawaii.
Hi Kevin, still screwing around with the ports .... friend sealed two, one still leaking. Is it possible to buy just the gasket?? withouth the whole kit? Thinking about trying ourselves...company out here will do for 85.00 port without replacing gasket. Many have told me gasket doesn't do anything (interior) to keep water out, it's all in the proper rebedding. Thanks, Terri
Hi Kevin, My ports all fixed (what were they think'n??). Have seen the CD kit for them, will probably get it. Will attempt fix'n the leak'n one first and see how I do. then get brave and do the rest. Thank you! Do they have replacement opening ports for head and port across from it. small ones, figure may replace those w/opening for some cross ventalation. Also bought a solar air fan..all on the "when i get brave" list.. :-)
Hey Kevin! Hope you're doing well and sailing your Baby. I'm getting splashed soon, I hope... still freak'in cold up here! Going tomorrow to finish polishing the brightwork. Someone told me months ago about replacement gasket (?) for port lights. Mine have dried and are slightly leak'in..do you know where I can get?? Looked on Cat. Direct site, no luck. Thanks! Terri
Hey Kevin, went out this weekend, all day sat, n half day sunday, wow, what ride, sat winds 20-25, puffs 30, what a ride, sunday was nuts started out same as sat, then when I went to come back was blowing 25-30 with the highest clocked 41.1 knts, what a ride, put the 2nd reef in the main, amazing day, love that boat was a real thrill. well got to get some rest talk to you later.
Hi Kevin, Hope you're getting some sailing in. I might be ordering a mastgate from Catalina Direct.. When I derigged boat for the first time, took it off & put in a safe place...lol....gonna give it 4 more weeks to show up. I know it didn't go out in the trash...I always get in trouble with those safe place's. Next time, duct taped to the ceiling.
"FYI I installed a ProSol isolator that prioritizes the start battery at start up. Once the start battery is at 13.3V it switches charging to the house bank. It has colored LEDs that indicate where the charge is going and works well. BTW Beneteau put…"
"Thank you Scott and Mike for your experiences. Exchanging with John Stevens I had the same good feeling.
What digital battery isolator did you use Scott ? Is it also a separator so you can charge the starting battery and the Exxide batteries for the…"
I am glad that you found my post informative. At this time of the year, I have the panels and the bimini top at home. I have just took 2 photos. As you can see, I have 4 "corner triangles" made in acrylic. That was the way I…"
"Denis I too installed an ElectroMaax but I went with the 140A model. Also installed the serpentine belt kit and Balmar regulator. Like Scott stated John and his people did a great job and is very supportive. I too changed out the battery isolator as…"
"Hi Dennis. I just did that upgrade 2 seasons ago and couldn't be happier with the results. I put in a 160 amp Eelectromax alternator with Serpentine pull-up kit, Balmar Smart regulator, up sized battery cables and a digital battery isolator.…"
"Thank you for this most informative post. Two questions, how did you attach the panels to the new acrylic fabric, and how is this working in real world cruising? I continue to be frustrated by the large draw down from the fridge/freezer…"
Hello,Has anyone upgraded the Hitachi OEM alternator to a high output one with a serpentine pulley kit ?We currently have a Mastervolt 90 A with an alphapro regulator driven with a single v belt, I think it slips a little and was looking for an upgrade to automotive type serpentine pulley system.Thank you.DenisSee More