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  1. Flying Jay

    Rigging the 2nd reef in a 310?

    Our mainsail has grommets for a 2nd reef, and from what I've researched we are able to rig jiffy reefing for a 2nd reef on our 310s, but has anyone done it? I saw a post from Jesse that eluded to it. Our Catalina 310 manual (pg 28) shows the "optional 2nd reef" on the port side of the lines led...
  2. Flying Jay

    New toilet and holding tank system

    From what we've been able to piece together from various threads, reading Peggy's book, and other bits of research we are leaning towards pulling it all apart and starting from scratch. Our general issues are: Odors associated with the head and sanitation hoses; also, we really want a holding...
  3. Flying Jay

    Exhaust hose replacement

    I've read a few threads on replacing the exhaust hose (from transom to the lift muffler) on other types of Catalinas, but don't see a lot on the 310 specifically. It looks straight forward until I get to the transom fitting. It's deep in my starboard lazarette with the hard-to-move refrigerator...
  4. Flying Jay

    Transmission bracket issue

    As I start to poke around deeper into our newly acquired C-310 I've come across a few issues, (I'll post my questions/issues separately for better search-ability for future readers). There's a bracket that comes off the transmission that holds the transmission cable in place. Based off of my...
  5. Flying Jay

    Maiden voyage

    We brought our new-to-us 310 from alameda to San Mateo yesterday. We were a very green crew enjoying steady high teens, with gusts up to 25 kts. My brother-in-law got overly excited and fell in while docking, but that was the only casualty (he was smart enough to not have his phone in his...
  6. Flying Jay

    Survey day

    We took the next step in the process today and it all went well. Had a great surveyor and the broker set it all up and made it a fun day. All looked really good/perfect with just two small items. First, there's a leak in a hose that supplies the sea water to the toilet (directly in the back of...
  7. Flying Jay

    Catalina 22 to a Catalina 310 - the right move for us?

    Hello 310 crew! I've been on your forum threads for a few nights now, as there's a 310 I've got my eye on. I've learned a ton from many of you already, so thank you! I thought I'd ask the group's thoughts on our upgrade ambitions. My wife and I have been sailing our 94' Catalina 22' in San...
  8. Flying Jay

    Stepping the mast with just muscle?

    Hello! We are replacing our jib fuller, adding a windex, and replacing the anchor light... To do so we will lower and raise the mast for the first time. The owners manual leads us to think this should be doable with two people. To raise (step) the mast it says: "...Walk the mast aft and drop...