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Catalina 315

Aug 21, 2019
7
Catalina 315 Grosse Pointe Park, MI
I just purchased a Catalina 315 and I would like to see if there is anyone out there who wants to exchange information, tips etc.
 
Oct 22, 2014
10,210
CAL 35 Cruiser Portland OR, moored EVERETT WA
@stephen_i_w Welcome to the forum.
You can go one of two ways here. You can limit your activity to just Catalina 315 boat owners, or you can open your questions and sharing to the vast friendly sailors of all types of boats including Catalinas.

Some of us realize that while our boats were built by a single manufacturer, all of the manufacturers used non boat builder parts to assemble their boats (unlike cars). So when you have a problem with your water heater, you'll find 20 different boat manufacturers used one of 3 water heaters in their build. We tend to have the same issues no matter which builder.

Have fun and share a picture of your new girlfriend.
 
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Aug 21, 2019
7
Catalina 315 Grosse Pointe Park, MI
@stephen_i_w Welcome to the forum.
You can go one of two ways here. You can limit your activity to just Catalina 315 boat owners, or you can open your questions and sharing to the vast friendly sailors of all types of boats including Catalinas.

Some of us realize that while our boats were built by a single manufacturer, all of the manufacturers used non boat builder parts to assemble their boats (unlike cars). So when you have a problem with your water heater, you'll find 20 different boat manufacturers used one of 3 water heaters in their build. We tend to have the same issues no matter which builder.

Have fun and share a picture of your new girlfriend.
Thank you for your comment. I agree that we often do have the same issue and of course I am very interested in exchanging information with sailors of all sorts of boats. Your are quite right that most components are common to many sailboat make/models. I do think, however, there may be some issues unique to the 315. So, for those issues it will be nice to get those points of view as well.

BTW, except for some head sail furler issues, she seems to be a great boat. She is much faster and points way better than my previous boat (Com-pac 27) I will send a picture of my new girlfriend once I have one of her under sail.
 
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JRT

Feb 14, 2017
1,381
Catalina 310 211 Lake Guntersville, AL
What year is your 315? In the short time I've had my C310 I'm very happy to step up from an O'day 25. Sure my O'Day 25 was cheap fun, but the C310 is such a nicer boat to spend time on for us. Our boat condition was excellent and my items I have addressed are replaced the traveler lines, replace the last 2 coolant hoses that were original, replaced the joker valve.

Oh just remember I did have a leak in the forward Vbirth hatch, screws were loose, but I also used did a quick bead of sealant around the edge since I did not have time to pull and use Mainesail's Butyl tape, which I plan to do some time this fall.
 
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Aug 21, 2019
7
Catalina 315 Grosse Pointe Park, MI
My "new" 315 is a 2013 model year. One thing I have learned is that with boats there is always an issue.
 
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Dec 15, 2006
150
Catalina Catlina 310 Campbell River BC
The 309,310 and your 315 are in the same class and have some of the same features. As mention before we are here to help so you can enjoy your new toy.
 
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JRT

Feb 14, 2017
1,381
Catalina 310 211 Lake Guntersville, AL
My "new" 315 is a 2013 model year. One thing I have learned is that with boats there is always an issue.
Cool, 10 years newer, so less problems:) I'm planning a new bimini this fall by a local shop and next June / July haul out for bottom job and new stuffing box since that is still the original one from 2003. Maybe it isn't needed but I figured might as well address before an issue.
 
Oct 3, 2011
668
Anam Cara Catalina 310 Hull #155 Lake Erie/Catawba Island
The 309,310 and your 315 are in the same class and have some of the same features. As mention before we are here to help so you can enjoy your new toy.
I agree with everyone, WELCOME, look forward to the new girlfriend/mistress photos!
We re all here to help!