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Messages - glennd3

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Main Message Board / Watch the aerosol can caps
« on: July 15, 2019, 11:15:34 AM »
Just a reminder to watch the caps on aerosol cans. I have a collection of spray cans in my cockpit locker. I happened to somehow put something on top of a can of PB Blaster which then discharged completely. Nice mess and odor to deal with. I went thru and have thrown away a lot of junk/cleaners I had not used in 2 years. Looking at the bright side I have more room and a cleaner locker. I have a new project now to paint the interior lockers and hull.

Main Message Board / Re: New Rudder Oversized?
« on: July 11, 2019, 06:38:56 PM »
Glenn- do you have the drain holes drilled in the bottom as manufacturer recommends?

Yes, although I did not check to see if they we closed after I painted. I will check and make sure to open them when hauled this year

Main Message Board / Re: New Rudder Oversized?
« on: July 11, 2019, 06:04:32 PM »

I looked at CD website I believe I have model 8036 HDPE which states the following, which I believe is what I am experiencing when sailing. I do not fight the wheel, easy to sail.

Our Catalina 34 and Catalina 36 rudder's balanced shape moves the center of effort of the rudder forward for a lighter helm. This rudder offers a vastly improved shape you can see when compared to the original Catalina 34 and 36 rudder's. It is an NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) 0012 airfoil considered by many sailboat designers to be the ideal combination of maximum lift with minimal drag.

I did some searches for 0012 airfoil but got caught in a physics lesson!

Main Message Board / Re: Core Repair Under Cowl Vents
« on: July 11, 2019, 01:54:37 PM »
I am thinking drill and epoxy, the solar vents are wide and will cover your work. Would not think there is much load on the deck there unless the rot got to the traveler "tower".

Main Message Board / Re: New Rudder Oversized?
« on: July 11, 2019, 05:37:16 AM »
If possible it would be interesting to see a photo of your new rudder to compare.

I looked for a picture while on the hard, could not find one as I purged some from my phone and the one I did have had a car in the picture that blocked a view of the rudder. I will be at the boat this weekend and I believe I can get a picture of the top of the rudder in the water.

Main Message Board / Re: New Rudder Oversized?
« on: July 10, 2019, 04:39:15 PM »
It does extend beyond the skeg, but not deeper the keel. Previous owner was very happy with the change in performance, says wife , he has passed. I will also say that I back into marinas,slips and it turns on a dime when backing. In the first picture on this thread I think the photo makes it look longer than it is, mine extends beyond the skeg but if you are not really looking you would not notice.  Like buying a new car you never see one on the road till you buy one and then you see them everywhere. I will look at it this weekend and try to see how far it extends.

Main Message Board / Re: New Rudder Oversized?
« on: July 10, 2019, 02:18:37 PM »
I have the same rudder as Dan on my boat. Previous owner installed in 16. I have no weather helm compared to my 30. I looked and cannot find a picture but it extends past the hull and is basically rectangular. I have no problems with it.

Main Message Board / Re: Does anyone know what this is?
« on: July 06, 2019, 05:08:57 PM »
Geoff I see in your previous threads that you were adjusting your rigging. Any chance this piece came from any of that activity?

Main Message Board / Re: Does anyone know what this is?
« on: July 05, 2019, 01:36:26 PM »
Maybe be your slip neighbor is messing with you and put it there! :shock:

Main Message Board / Re: Hoisting mainsail singlehanded
« on: July 04, 2019, 04:10:18 AM »
   Happy 4th,  how difficult was drilling and tapping the mast?  It looks like a very nice "Noah work".

Cushions are gone.

Main Message Board / Re: Hull number 1645
« on: June 26, 2019, 02:22:31 PM »
1645 looks good on line!

Main Message Board / Observations from first weeklong cruise
« on: June 24, 2019, 12:44:17 PM »
Spent last week on the Chesapeake with 8 other boats. The group had the option of marinas or anchoring every night. I went to a marina every night.

No problem with water usage , although I showered off the boat.
New refer unit worked fine, put a half a block of ice at bottom of chest and that lasted 3 days.
Had enough room for food in the chest for week, we did keep another cooler under nav station for drinks.
AC worked great, mounted in locker near nav, vents in both berths worked fine.
AC noise when running is noticeable in salon. When doors are closed in births they are quiet.
Feature of the AC that I had not realized is that when the temp is acquired and the AC shuts off the fan continues at a low speed which keeps the births from seeming stuffy from the doors being closed. Made a difference.
Sailing in wind less than 5 knots is doable not desirable.
5 to 10 works , but you have to trim/work the sails, I enjoy that.
10 to 15 off to the races.
15 and more , need to reef.
Used the spinnaker that came with the boat for the first time. Had it up for a couple of hours on one tack. I need to work on the sheets and running rigging for the spinnaker. I am cautious when using a spinnaker, sort of figure if something is going to happen it will be with that sail!  Had a wind off less than 10 knots and with just the spinnaker cruised around 5 knots.
Head and holding tank work fine, again being in a marina daily helps.
Oven and stove worked fine.


Main Message Board / Re: cabin sole
« on: June 10, 2019, 06:38:09 PM »
I did mine using west system clear epoxy. Three coats, I am happy with the results so far. You may want to check out Noah's work on his sole, I like his finish too.

Main Message Board / Re: Transmission replacement
« on: June 10, 2019, 06:15:28 PM »
I will have to check mine, thanks for the tip.

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