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  1. T

    Disconnecting/Removing mainsheet while motoring?

    Hi all, new sailor here, so first, thank you for any insights. Taking all the help I can get and trying to learn. I acquired an old '74 Catalina 27 over the winter. Been working on her all spring and now have been out a few times with the wife and young daughter. We would like to install...
  2. MattPerkins

    Hull cracks forward of the swing keel

    I recently bought a 1981 Catalina 25. Overall, it's in fantastic shape. However, even though we inspected the hull, I didn't notice until yesterday two cracks in the hull immediately forward of the swing keel. It's in dry dock now. When I put my fingernail in the crack, I was able to draw a...
  3. S

    Catalina 27 1975

    I cannot seem to access"classified "section in spite of following the instructions repeatedly.
  4. A

    First Boat- O'Day 192?

    Hello everyone, I'm working on buying my first boat this week. I have a bit of sailing experience but I am certainly rusty, but looking forward to sailing and learning a lot this summer. I'm seriously considering this O'day 192 to sail on Lake Champlain. I'm looking for something in this size...
  5. R

    First Boat Recommendations (aka - Can-o-Worms post)

    Ok folks, I know this is highly subjective but I would love a few comments around pros/cons of a few boats the family and me are looking at right now. Basic requirements: Good family boat, not really interested in racing (for now anyway) just need a nice weekend family boat. Fits a family of 5...
  6. J

    Ideas to refinish salon table top and underside

    I'm working on freshening up the teak in my 1983 Catalina 25 and am planning to update the galley counter using the epoxy idea found in the below SailboatOwners thread linked below. But I'm at a loss for what to do about the dated salon table top and bottom. Since the table folds in half and it...
  7. S

    1982 Cat 30- Wooden Spreaders

    Ahoy everybody! My wife and myself just purchased a beautiful cat 30. Before we restep the mast next week, we are replacing the old wooden spreaders with new oak spreaders . No we don't want aluminum. If the old wood ones lasted that many years being an 82 model, I'm okay with that. My...
  8. S

    Wooden Spreaders- Cat 30

    Ahoy everybody! My wife and myself just purchased a beautiful cat 30. Before we restep the mast next week, we are replacing the old wooden spreaders with new oak spreaders . No we don't want aluminum. If the old wood ones lasted that many years being an 82 model, I'm okay with that. My...
  9. G

    Adding a wind turbine to my boat.

    I have a new wind turbine I want to attach to the stern of my Catalina, I bought an aluminum post, and was going to buy a bracket of some sort and use that to attach to to boat, on the back, and then I have two 1inch supports I intend to attach to the post and then to the railing, at the back to...
  10. H

    Completely restoring those old cabin lights with switch, socket, and bulb

    So I've had my 1987 Catalina 25 for about 8 months now and have done a few small clean up projects and tried buying replacement LED cabin lights from a certain online dealer for our boats but found the mounting holes didn't line up and I was nearly blinded with the super bright white LED's that...
  11. A

    New paint for Catalina 22

    Hi all, I'm looking into buying a used Catalina 22, I live in So Cal, and I am curious as to how much it might cost me (ballpark) to get a new paint job. Any info helps!
  12. hillzz22

    Bimini for 1976 C30 w/ Aft Traveler

    I am searching for a bimini or similar solution that would work with my 1976 Catalina 30 with an aft traveler. Are there any options out there that would work without upgrading to a midship traveler? I'd be good with something that covers only the area of the cockpit foreward of the traveler...
  13. Slartibartfass

    Memorial weekend sail with the family

    UNCUT: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly..... Got a little bit exciting while getting out the harbor..... Sorry, language is German-English garble....
  14. ShotgunSlim

    Finally got her out for the day part 2

    Here's the video version of my good day on the water with friends:
  15. P

    Referral for dodger maker in Sausalito, CA?

    Anyone out there have a good suggestion for a company to build a dodger for a Catalina 30? I live in Sausalito, CA (Bay Area). Thanks!
  16. T

    Looking to buy a Cat 25 Swing with the dinette layout

    Hey, I'm interested in purchasing a Cat 25 Swing with the dinette layout. It will be a live aboard for a few months in the Caribbean. I'd like to buy it in the next 4 months or so if possible but won't be setting sail until Dec 16. I have been looking on sailboatlistings.com and the yacht...
  17. sashaproctor

    Replacing my electric stove

    Hi I purchased a 1976 Catalina 27' last summer that came outfitted with a two burner electric stove. Why on earth anyone would want an electric stove on a boat of this size is beyond me. I've been looking around and from what I've read so far it looks like the easiest and cheapest option would...