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    Calling all Catalina 275 owners

    The 189 rating is without the chute. The base rating is 183 with 3 seconds added for the furling jib and another 3 for the fixed prop. For comparison the Catalina 30's here rate between 183 and 201 depending on configuration. C27's rate 210-222, Ranger 28's 183-189. And J-80's rate 117...
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    Calling all Catalina 275 owners

    Congratulation Pete, I would have bought that boat myself but I didn't want a shoal keel. It is in really good condition and very well outfitted.(I looked at it awhile back). I just received a PHRF rating of 189 here on Lake Norman, but with the present crisis all racing has been cancelled for...
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    Mounting the backstay flicker and what stove

    The black object is the mount for the Raymarine wind transducer, my boat has an I60 wind display. I'll be replacing the rest of the bulbs for the running lights with LED's from marinebeam in the future.
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    Mounting the backstay flicker and what stove

    Roo and Codybear,,,, thank you both for the helpful advice. I think I will forgo the stove and use the space for more useful purposes as you suggest. I installed the correct brackets for the flicker and replaced the anchor light with a combination tricolor/anchor light from marinebeam.com...
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    Rig Tension

    Download the "hints and advice" pdf from this link, Rigging instructions & sailmakers guide : Seldén Mast AB to find mast tuning advice.
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    Mounting the backstay flicker and what stove

    Codybear, that's correct, no brackets! Guess it was too much trouble for boatyard to install correctly. I have brackets on order, expected in a couple of days. Thanks for the picture, it clears up the issue.
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    Mounting the backstay flicker and what stove

    Ted, this posting is in reference to my new Catalina 275, not the C&C 30.
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    Mounting the backstay flicker and what stove

    My boat arrived at my marina last week and I've been getting to know it. It's on the hard to get a bottom job if the weather ever cooperates. How is the backstay flicker mounted on the top of the mast? Mine has two holes through the flicker (selden says "do NOT drill any holes....) and two...
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    Calling all Catalina 275 owners

    I was up there to look at that boat. Would have bought it except it is shoal draft, that wasn't reflected in the listing at the time. I'll use both boats as guides when I set mine up, along with all the advise I can get(including waiting awhile).
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    Calling all Catalina 275 owners

    I've looked for more info on that 275R but haven't found any. Perhaps it's a custom modification. I sail in a VERY light air area and think a 130-150% genny would be just the ticket in spite of the loss in pointing. And since I primarily race in non-spin it would be would be a game changer...
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    Calling all Catalina 275 owners

    Hello all, I just became the first owner of hull #31. I bought the boat in Ohio and will have it shipped to NC asap. I will be day sailing and club racing on Lake Norman as soon as it warms up. The boat has an A-Spin on a furler and the 106% genny, plus I'm planning to add a larger Genoa...
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    Rig Tension

    Tell us how you do in the double handed race I'm considering purchasing a 275, the only reservation I have is the race performance. Can it sail to a fair rating? (ie how does it compare to an older C25 or C27?) Steve
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    Rig Tension

    Did you get out for that race? If so how did the 275 stack up against other boats? (Especially the J-24 going to windward) Steve