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  1. Alansails

    Ventilation for Catalina 25

    We owned a 1987 Catalina 25 TRSK for 10 years, we put a solar vent in the top of the head and it work fine, no problems.
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    What is this?

    Flag Pole with flag attachments we have a wooden one that is cetoled
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    Enjoy Sailing the Finger Lakes, my wife and I grew up in Rochester and than Spencerport, Beautiful area We now sail Lake Erie and beyond enjoyed the finger lakes, Have Fun!
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    Catalina 27 (1980) port cockpit locker

    Congrats on Your Choice, Keep us updated !
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    Our 2003 C310!

    There are only so many times you can do reconditioning etc than you have as much in as you would in new gear besides re sale may not get you as much as the sails are worth without multiple re conditioning. Fabric breaks down and wears thin. At least thats what I have been told.. Let us know how...
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    Our 2003 C310!

    We went and bought both new sails this year, We did reconditioning once to our catalina 22 sails and it seemed to work out fine, read alot of pros and cons, this year we decided to bite the bullet, bought a new 135% head sail and New main from Doyle/Quantum sails detroit also decided to get a...
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    Catalina Factory in Florida hit by Hurricane this month

    Re: Catalina yachts hit by hurricane « hope all is safe
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    Check Your GFI's

    Wow, Thats scary, Good Find, prior to the boat burning down! You will not only replace to GFI but also wireing?
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    Hunt for a 310

    We bought our boat from Green Turtle bay at Kentucky Lake from a Broker-John Pinney- who we would use again in a minute! Fresh water boats are worth more as they have less problems caused by saltwater. We used Sailboat Transports ( Derek Leslie, who also moved friends...
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    Hatch size

    Defender has hatch covers on sale, does anyone know the hatch size, we are away from the boat (3 hrs drive each way) Lewmar Ocean Flange / Flat Hatch Cover | Defender Marine I am looking for the forward hatch and the mid ship hatch size. I did the search and did not find it. Thanks in advance!
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    Sad News

    Frank W. Butler – Catalina Yachts Woodland Hills, CA – November 15, 2020 It is with great sadness that we announce that Frank Willis Butler, President and Chief Executive Officer of Catalina Yachts, passed away November 15, 2020 in Westlake Village, CA, due to unexpected complications from a...
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    Catalina Galley

    When we owned our Catalina 22 hull #10380 we left the galley in the basement, again racing and little kids. We brought a water jug, Cooler, wet wipes and towels, bathing suits etc. to eliminate the weight of the galley. The 22 is a Great Boat, and we may go back there someday, But all Catalinas...
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    First time boat owner (Catalina 310) with basic questions about electrical and plumbing

    They are Very EASY to replace, pull out-push in!
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    First time boat owner (Catalina 310) with basic questions about electrical and plumbing

    Congratulations and Welcome!, You will find this is the best place to get answers to your questions-There are NO dumb ones! We all start somewhere and have been there done that! We have owned our 310 for 7 years and are still learning and upgrading. The VHF socket is for a RAM mic, the one above...
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    Moving to the Dark Side

    And Please Recommend our Association to the new owners, Everyone benefits, And you get Mainsheet Plus a BoatUS discount! And you get to share boating challanges with a Great Group!
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    Winterizing the C310 engine?

    Do Not Forget the stern shower and shower sump in the head . I am in fresh water also, leave the impellar in, but we watch the hours on it, Change the oil every year prior to haul out and fuel filters based on hours or what our plans are for the coming sailing season in the spring!
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    Is the C25 capable of traveling from Fort Myers FL, to the Bahamas.

    let us know your choices, on our 25 we could store, had a stove, marine head, safety equipment, vhf etc. and a very compatible crew (Wife!) but as stated it is a longer than a10 minute journey. Buddy Boating is great and we have done that.
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    Is the C25 capable of traveling from Fort Myers FL, to the Bahamas.

    We owned a 1987 Catalina 25 SKTR and we sailed/raced her on Lake Erie (Short choppy steep waves) We were comfortable the years we did so before we moved up to a 310. There are youtube videos of guys crossing the GS on a 25 check it out!
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    Bilge pumps clogged: Fiberglass debris in the hull of my vessel

    Costs money, takes time, for a place most will never visit, at least that is my theory.. and if you find some of the nuts ,bolts, etc that I have lost.....:biggrin:
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    Starboard hanging locker in forward berth

    let us know, I am NOT that courageous, and if that is worth all the work for what you will accomplish?