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    Replacing passive skimmer with electric field pump and automatic switch

    I have a 1987 Catalina 27. It’s a project. I just cleaned out the bilge in the cabin. Instead of an Electric bilge pump, it has a skimmer. It has a manual bilge pump. I am attaching pictures. Any advice on whether replace the skimmer with an electric bill to pump and switch is a good idea?
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    1987 Catalina 27 cabin bilge pump?

    Thank you. I really appreciate all of y’all being willing to answer my questions.
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    1987 Catalina 27 cabin bilge pump?

    No. My friend with another 1987 Cat 27 does have a bilge switch on his panel.
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    1987 Catalina 27 cabin bilge pump?

    I recently acquired a 1987 Catalina 27. It is a project. Pulled up the carpet and wood plank that covers the area where the cabin bilge pump is located. A friend of mine has a similar boat with a fairly new rule industries bilge pump and switch. I anticipated finding a similar set up in this...
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    Mast bracket question

    Thank you! Can you tell I’m a new owner?
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    Mast bracket question

    I have a Catalina 27. I only recently bought it. I just noticed that the mast has this attachment on it. I’m a little puzzled about what it is for. Any ideas?
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    Main sheet rigging

    Thank you! This is very helpful.
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    Main sheet rigging

    I am new to this form and I cannot tell you how much I appreciate all of your opinions and wisdom. Unfortunately for you, I’ll probably have more questions as time goes on. Thank y’all all very much!
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    Main sheet rigging

    It is beefier than the ones I’ve seen on similar Catalinas. I also think that keeping it simple is always the way to go. May be in the market to dumb it back down to original.
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    Main sheet rigging

    I have a Catalina 27. It’s a 1987 model. I recently bought it from someone who had not used it for over four years. I have replaced all the running rigging and found the original parts catalog. I noticed that there is a big difference between how the main sheet is rigged on my 27 versus what’s...
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    Catalina 27 mast issue

    Thank you!
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    Catalina 27 mast issue

    Thank you. That's great information. what lubricant have you used before on the sheaves?
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    Catalina 27 mast issue

    Thank you! I will give it a try. I actually bought the mast climber last week and tried it out. Works really well. Of course I also keep the other halyard on me as a safety precaution. Part of the fun of a used boat I am finding out is tinkering around and fixing it. So appreciative of this forum.