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 on: Yesterday at 06:09:58 PM 
Started by girmann - Last post by girmann
Thanks Stu!

 on: Yesterday at 05:44:49 PM 
Started by Susan Ray - Last post by KWKloeber

If the last of the Hull Identification Number is correct then your full HIN is

CTY = Catalina Yachts
P = Catalina’s code for the 34 (C-30 = N, O isn’t used)
0833 = hull sequence no (”approximately” the 833’d C-34 built)

See for an explanation:

The P0833 is like a serial number on a toaster.  It doesn’t necessarily need to be sequential numbers or in any particular order or indexed by “1”. A mfgr can assign any ID it wants to, but it has to be unique to that boat. (XYZ builder could start at 99999, assign them in backwards order counting by 10, or 4 or whatever and interject a letter in the middle on days with full moons.)  It doesn’t matter to the coast guard so long as each serial number is unique and doesn’t contain the letters I or O.

Plug in your HIN here to return the basic info:

The HIN format is required, it’s not required to have a sail number, but Catalina uses the “hull number” (distinct from the “HIN”) on it’s sails.  There could be a scenario where a sail number has no relationship to the mfgrs hull number.

 on: Yesterday at 03:45:10 PM 
Started by mtmaksim - Last post by Susan Ray
I added these solar vents in place of the cowl vents.
 There’s lots of sun here so they work fine!

 on: Yesterday at 03:32:18 PM 
Started by Susan Ray - Last post by Susan Ray
Thank you all for the responses :clap.
 From what I understand the sail number is inside the HIN number? The HIN ends in 0833G889.  I know the 89 is the year so is the 833 the same as the sail number?
There is no info under the fwd berth. There is a plate on the inside transom but worn off.
 Thank you again for your help finding #534.

 on: Yesterday at 01:58:00 PM 
Started by girmann - Last post by Stu Jackson
C34IA records show it was owned by a couple from Basking Ridge, NJ, their membership expired in 2004.

 on: Yesterday at 01:26:00 PM 
Started by glennd3 - Last post by Ekutney
Spent this past Sunday on the Chesapeake, great weather but wind was light at times.

Glad your trip went well Glenn.

 on: Yesterday at 01:10:20 PM 
Started by glennd3 - Last post by Noah

 on: Yesterday at 12:44:17 PM 
Started by glennd3 - Last post by glennd3
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.


 on: Yesterday at 07:35:39 AM 
Started by girmann - Last post by girmann
Still considering buying a C34 Mk II.

Does anyone know anything about this hull? I can't seem to find any mention of it here, or anywhere else on the internet. Hailing port is Bay Shore NY.

It's for sail, and I'm thinking about going to take a look at it. 2003 Catalina 34 MKII, std rig, wing keel. Haven't seen it in person yet, but I've seen other 34's from this seller and they price them to condition, so I'm guessing it's a good one.

 on: Yesterday at 02:30:35 AM 
Started by Susan Ray - Last post by KWKloeber
Search box, main c34 page.

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