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  1. trevor1955

    Wanted: Trailer for Catalina 27

    I am looking to buy a trailer for my 1988 Catalina 27 with shoal keel. Is there anybody out there with one to sell? I live in the San Francisco Bay area.
  2. trevor1955

    Check Valve on Inlet Line?

    I am trying to minize the usage of freshwater, and minimize what gets pumped into the holding tank.
  3. trevor1955

    Check Valve on Inlet Line?

    Peggie, My head sink drain and toilet intake are tee-d at a single seacock/thruhull below the waterline as you describe on Page 52 of your book. With the seacock closed the drain supplies fresh water to the toilet; this works very well. If/when I do decide to use seawater for flushing the the...
  4. trevor1955

    Catalina 27 Sanitation Upgrade

    Hi David in Sandusky, Could you please tell me(us) the brand and model of the MSD portapotty that you are having success with? Thank you, Trevor
  5. trevor1955

    Catalina 27 Sanitation Upgrade

    Hi Donnybrook. The holding tank is under the V-berth mounted to the keel. The toilet is immediately aft of the V-berth on the starboard side. The boat is a 1988 Catalina 27. Thank you, Trevor
  6. trevor1955

    Catalina 27 Sanitation Upgrade

    Hi Peggy. I have your book and have talked to you in person at the Oakland/Richmond sailboat show and I believe I am following the advice you gave me. I have already replaced the puny (and completely blocked) holding tank vent with a 3/4" thru-hull to get air to the good aerobic bacteria. The...
  7. trevor1955

    Catalina 27 Sanitation Upgrade

    Valid question Meriachee. Thank you. I have 2 prinipal reasons: 1) To reduce the amount of hose that will inevitably permeate and need replacing. My new design will also have the same number of hose clamping interfaces as my current system. 2) To redesign the system so that there is never...
  8. trevor1955

    Catalina 27 Sanitation Upgrade

    Hi All. I am preparing to do a sanitation system upgrade and I would like the benefit of the experience of others: 1) Has anyone installed vented loops between the toilet and holding tank, and between the toilet and flushing pump outlet? This is what is recommended in everything I have read...
  9. trevor1955

    Drilling the Boom

    Thank you ST. I have a boat that came with a bent boom and I could not figure out how it could have happened. I couldn't believe just using the mainsheet or vang hard could do it because the boom is designed for that.
  10. trevor1955

    Need boom for Catalina 27

    Thanks Ted, but I found one.
  11. trevor1955

    Need boom for Catalina 27

    I need a boom, or boom extrusion, for my 1988 Catalina 27. Does anyone have one or know of a source for them?
  12. trevor1955

    shroud turnbuckles

    Randy, could you please post a close-up picture of your PVC tube covers. I am still undecided between taping and tubing and would like to see how good they look.
  13. trevor1955

    Upgrading Engine Instrument Panel

    Vince, I am about to tackle the same job on my Catalina 27 but for a different reason; I have a dodgy fuel gauge. I have the new genuine Cataina Yachts (not Catalina Direct) panel assembly as I think you do. I also got the new harness and the housing that the panel sits in. My boat just has a...
  14. trevor1955

    Replacing Sending unit in 1988 Cat 27 Fuel Tank

    I had great success with one of those oscillating tools and a plunge cutter blade. I cut out a rectangle about 2" by 4" with very clean cut lines. I plan to replace it (some day) using a sealant like 4200.
  15. trevor1955

    Line sizes for Catalina 27

    So far the discussion seems focused on comfort in handling. Are there other aspects to take into account such as strength, how well it grips the winch, etc.?
  16. trevor1955

    Line sizes for Catalina 27

    Thanks to both of you. I can now make a plan to replace what I have, most of which is way oversize.
  17. trevor1955

    Line sizes for Catalina 27

    Ahoy there! I have inherited a mixture of different line sizes on my Catalina 27 (1988 with wing keel) some of which seem oversized and some that seem undersized. Could anyone point me, a beginner, to where I can find out what size each line should be as a baseline? I am not into racing, just...
  18. trevor1955

    CATALINA 27 RENDEZVOUS - Cdn West Coast

    Excuse my ignorance, but where is Gulf Island?