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    Pendant for autofurl

    My apologies for having forgotten i asked for help thru this forum. Thanks for all of the replies. The genoa hasn't been installed yet, need to tune rigging, get spreader boot, find a furling line and 4 stanchions. i was going to learn from previous owner but he killed himself a couple of weeks...
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    Pendant for autofurl

    Hello, wish everyone's having a fantastic season. i am replacing the 150% 39' luff genoa with a 135% 37' luff. i was told that i would need a pendant so there is no tangling up. i chose the 37' luff for better visibility, the sailor advised to attach pendant to head of sail. Wouldn't it work if...
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    Best genoa for Catalina 30

    Been busy working but finally was able to measure the linguineed genoa. The luff is 38', i can't get leach and foot measurements. Looking into a 130% genoa with 37' luff, 34'4" leach and 13'8" foot, without sun cover. Would it be good for the Catalina 30 tall rig?
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    Best genoa for Catalina 30

    i don't turn engine on whilst in the slip, i will shut fuel valve off from now on, thanks for the tip. i have shore power but not connected to the boat's outlet, rather i bought a pigtail 125v30am-15amp and it works really well. i will replace the outlet on deck soon, but will not use it. If one...
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    Best genoa for Catalina 30

    i concur, it just makes sense considering i am alone. In the past on my O'day i was confident sailing with friends who don't know anything about it. Now with Luchi she's only 5ft longer but the tall rig with bigger sails at the moment compels me to have at the very least a lookout but after my...
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    Best genoa for Catalina 30

    i am aware of instances of fuel spills on docks. It makes sense that it isn't permitted in some places but when i first took up sailing in 2003 what made it affordable was being able to fuel from a local gas station. i am a working class novice sailor and try not to use the engine, prefer...
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    Best genoa for Catalina 30

    Yes, it needs tuning, the PO told me to rock the halyard. i am disappointed with myself for giving him the benefit of the doubt and believed him when he said it only needed maintenance, ready to sail. The shore power outlet on deck is burnt and the Seafurl is missing a part (rope splitter) which...
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    Best genoa for Catalina 30

    Hello, thanks for your replies. What i meant is the bead in the luff tape that goes into the furler track , the previous owner referred to it as bead. It's my first furler and it's a Seafurl 810. The mast is not centered properly and don't know if i did something or i didn't notice it when bought.
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    Best genoa for Catalina 30

    Thank you, i am looking at a jib for 475$. The seller does list it under genoa but no %. i figured my novice self can handle a 115% on the LIS. i don't think i know what you mean by 'backwinded', i apologise, only sail alone and am not nautical term savvy. Yea, the O'day 25 was a great boat...
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    Best genoa for Catalina 30

    Wish everyone a fantastic season and best of health. i'm a novice sailor that recently became aware that the previous owner of Luchi a lifelong sailor and rigger has no clue what the dimensions on the 150% genoa are. i don't know and wonder if i could replace the now shredded genoa with a 36ft...