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Topics - glennd3

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Main Message Board / Accidental Drowning
« on: November 29, 2021, 12:21:35 PM »
We had a boat owner drown at my marina yesterday. I did not know him and do not have the details. I know it was windy here yesterday and the water temperature is cold. Although my boat is out for the season my thoughts are we should all know where the ladders that the marinas have put out for emergencies are located and we should set up our slips with some safety lines to use in case we fall in. The piers at my marina are long and maybe he was hurt when he went in and could not make the swim to safety. We all need to stay vigilant about safety, sometimes we forget we are all getting older. Sucks

Main Message Board / High Tide, High Wind
« on: October 29, 2021, 12:02:40 PM »
Here are some videos of my marina and boat. We are having a high tide and wind at same time on the Chesapeake. When we have a "Noreaster" wind from the eastern low pressure the water tends to "Pile Up" on the western shore. Of course my pier is floating a little although it is not a floating pier. The wind is gusting to 35 now on the bay and supposed to go to 50 later.  I took these videos.  Sorry could not upload videos but here are a couple of photos. Downtown Annapolis is flooded now.

Main Message Board / Cockpit Teak
« on: October 22, 2021, 03:02:37 PM »
I am going to remove and refinish my cockpit teak this winter. I have started with the eyebrow piece above the companion way hatch. I drilled a small hole in the middle of the plug then screwed a wood screw into the drilled hole. The plug then broke into pieces and I was able to unscrew the screw holding the wood onto the boat. I am going to get the forstner bit  to clean the hole. I will become a plug expert by the time I am finished. Some pictures.

Main Message Board / Getting ready for my longest trip, any advice
« on: July 30, 2021, 11:19:56 AM »
I am leaving for a 300 mile round trip from Baltimore to Norfolk in a week. I am going with a life long friend, 1st grade, who is flying in from Nashville for the trip. I have the boat ready in terms of my systems have been repaired, replaced or added over the 4 years I have owned the boat. We are leaving the wives behind so it is just the 2 of us. I have not set a schedule for where or when we need to be on any day on purpose. We will basically be marina hopping every day. I do have a basic itinerary on our route down the Chesapeake. We will be eating breakfast and lunch on the boat, dinner off. Through the years I have done many week long cruises on the bay but once we are past day 4 we will be in new to me locations. I am looking for any advice you may have for me that could help me during the trip. Not in terms of where to sail on the bay but things I may not be taking into account on a trip like this. 

Main Message Board / m25xp dipstick
« on: July 09, 2021, 09:21:48 AM »
I have looked but cannot find where to get a replacement oil dipstick, mine leaks. Any help would be appreciated.

Main Message Board / Retired today
« on: July 02, 2021, 11:21:32 AM »
I will be able to go sailing any day the wind is good. I hated just having the weekends to sail.

Main Message Board / feeling a little old
« on: May 15, 2021, 05:30:50 PM »
Painted the bottom today and I have to say it seemed easier just a couple of years ago.

Main Message Board / depth transducer
« on: April 06, 2021, 09:48:02 AM »
My depth gauge raymarine started working sporadically last summer. From what I have read it is a good chance that it is because of wire connections that I need to clean. However I would like to clean the surface of the transducer before I launch the boat. Has anyone cleaned one before? Sandpaper? Steelwool? ???

Main Message Board / engine mounts one more time
« on: March 25, 2021, 09:45:11 AM »
Would it make a difference if I replace the front mounts with the k75 and leave the rear mounts? I can do the front fairly easily.

Main Message Board / Companion way Steps
« on: January 30, 2021, 06:06:56 AM »
I am in the process of refinishing/repairing the steps. The top steps are in good shape and I have sanded, applied 1st coat of cetol. See Pictures. I am going to replace the tread piece for the top step, see picture. The PO had the tread in place and I never slipped on the step so I am going to keep it. I am going to fill the other steps groves with either caulk or wood filler as others have done.
 Now for the problem, The bottom steps are mounted on plywood and it is separating at the bottom. It will only get worse and need to be replaced. Pictures coming. I looked on the site and cannot find any threads on this repair. I plan on replacing the plywood which will force me to replace screw plugs, new for me. I have also ordered sound proofing from Defender because mine is degrading.

Catalina 34s Parts & Pieces For Sale or Wanted / Original Traveler
« on: January 24, 2021, 12:18:53 PM »
I replaced my original traveler, so it is free if anyone needs it.

Main Message Board / Trip Videos
« on: January 23, 2021, 09:30:19 AM »
I am planning to take a 300 mile trip this summer from Baltimore to Norfolk. I was thinking I could post videos and some text about the trip. Would that be allowed on this site. Also can the video portion be loaded directly or would I have to do a link to Youtube?

Fleet 12 / Just checking
« on: January 22, 2021, 04:41:26 PM »
I am new to fleet 12, anything going on?

Main Message Board / Traveler and Main Sheet Block upgrade
« on: January 22, 2021, 03:38:14 PM »
I may have been one of Guido's last orders for our club. Dave finished assembling the order and it arrived today, took about a month. Some pictures, I am happy with the order.

Catalina 34s Parts & Pieces For Sale or Wanted / Salon Cushions
« on: January 19, 2021, 10:40:13 AM »
I am having new cushions made and would like to offer the original cushions to anyone for free. I do not want to deal with shipping so preferable someone local. Picture of pattern. I would ship covers.

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