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 on: Today at 03:41:22 PM 
Started by sailor2mon - Last post by Noah
Ron- not sidesways, just photo distortion that makes it look very wide not square. The door hinge is on the left side as it is in real life.

 on: Today at 03:04:36 PM 
Started by John Langford - Last post by Ron Hill
Ed & Greg : FYI, the C34 MKII has a completely different muffler setup with their 4 cylinder M35 BC engine, than your MKI.

A thought

 on: Today at 02:59:16 PM 
Started by sailor2mon - Last post by Ron Hill
Jim : You bottom picture kind of screwed with my mind - until I decided it was sideways!! 

A thought

 on: Today at 02:53:44 PM 
Started by NewToTheRoad - Last post by Ron Hill
Guys : Any spreader boots do NOT last forever!!  You need to check and see how "nimble" they remain after a couple of years! 
UV, rain & drying out always does a job on them over time.

I always had good luck with the "rubber" boots, but changed them every 4 or 5 years.

A thought

 on: Today at 10:58:58 AM 
Started by Robert Mann - Last post by Dale Stone
Hi Robert
I'll report back after this weekend. I love the boat but have some issues with details like yours and mine of last year. When I fixed the piano hinged locker, I made sure no water would ever again get in that area. I would hope Catalina would have thought to seal exposed balsa around hatches. Thanks to this site and others, our experiences can warn others and we get great information in return. Thanks for sharing.

 on: Today at 10:46:50 AM 
Started by NewToTheRoad - Last post by Jim Hardesty
I have a MKll with the aro-shaped spreaders and have always purchased from the spar OEM.  However I'm thinking of installing some rollers to help the sail slide over easier.  Think there are more options but here is what I'm talking about.


 on: Today at 10:30:57 AM 
Started by NewToTheRoad - Last post by Noah
I have always used leather on other boats so, I bought the leather ones from CD instead of cutting my own, and was not too impressed. Although they work, the fit is mediocre. They have lasted 3-1/2 year so far, so I canít complain too much. Sew them on wet for best fit.

 on: Today at 09:58:19 AM 
Started by NewToTheRoad - Last post by mdidomenico
i purchased the ones from CD a few years ago for a C250 i had.  i was fairly disappointed.  the boot didn't fit very tightly, they were difficult to sew and they changed color as they aged.  i have to complete the same task this year.

 on: Today at 09:09:21 AM 
Started by NewToTheRoad - Last post by NewToTheRoad
Adding new sails this year and I want to protect my investment.  The spreaders were previously taped and had a tendency to chafe and eventually rip the 150 genoa.

From experience, which type of spreader boots do you prefer and why?

Rubber ones.|118|2358491|2358503&id=1004624
The sewn on leather kind.
The wrap around fabric kind.

BTW, my mast is down so I can easily sew new ones on if that is the limiting factor.


 on: Today at 08:40:26 AM 
Started by sailor2mon - Last post by Stu Jackson

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