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Main Message Board / Its both a sad and wonderful time
« on: September 16, 2014, 10:20:03 AM »
Sad, because we have sold our Catalina 34, SchatzSea, that we have owned since November 1998.  Wonderful, because we sold it to a friend on the next dock in our club and bought a 2000 Catalina 42 Mk 2.

Jo Ann wanted to look at updating to a Mk 2 C34 or C36. I stopped into see a broker friend to discuss the matter and he showed me the C42. It had been stolen and neglected so I submitted a bid and won. It needed a few things but I'm still well under budget and we just returned from our two week shakedown cruise to Catalina. Minor issues mainly with the mascerators but no breakdowns and are loving the boat.

Anyway, I have joined the Catalina 42 group but will continue to check in from time to time on this site. I want to thank everyone for making owning a Catalina 34 very enjoyable and providing answers to so many questions over the years. You have made a tremendous difference in my life.


Main Message Board / San Diego Catalina Association Meeting
« on: January 26, 2007, 07:14:03 AM »
I want to invite any C34 owners near San Diego to attend the SD All Catalina Association meeting at 7PM on Wednesday 2/7/2007 at Silver Gate Yacht Club. Speaker this month is Capt. Al Sorkin who played the master at arms in the movie Master and Commander. He will talk about making the movie, the Star of India, Argus, Californian and HMS Surprise. I would like to get a C34 fleet going in San Diego as part of the SDCatA. We have 4 C34s now in the fleet now. Come early and meet the SDCatA members and have dinner with us. Hope you can join us next week. SGYC is located at 2091 Shelter Island Drive in San Diego, CA.

Main Message Board / Newport Beach to Ensenada Race
« on: April 27, 2005, 07:07:53 AM »
Thought this might be of some interest due to the number of Cat34s in PHRF class J. Sorry for the formatting. Couldn't seem to keep the columns. Class J started at 13:10 on 4/22/05 (Friday). No bragging rights for me this year. I've done this for 10 years and this is my 6th race as owner of SchatzSea. Best we have finished is a 3rd in the Cruising Class several years ago. There were 465 entries and 379 finishers. (unofficial numbers). This has been billed as the largest international yacht race.

Pos   SAILNO   BoatName   RaceRating   FINISHED   CORRECTED   YachtClub   Type
19   21598   CAMPAIGN II   144   SAT  16:26:19    22:16:19   BYC   C&C34
92   46717   WIND CATCHER   150   SAT  18:25:00    24:02:30   SBYRC   CAT320
99   77914   JEZEBEL   150   SAT  18:28:16    24:05:46   CRA   RNG33
111   37447   ENDLESS SUMMER   150   SAT  18:33:12    24:10:42   DPYC   RNG33
114   97441   CALLISTO II   141   SAT  18:17:36    24:13:51   SLBYC   CAT34T
118   18119   WOOD AYE   141   SAT  18:21:16    24:17:31   DWYC   MAIR30
135   46690   TOO MUCH FUN!!   141   SAT  18:34:51    24:31:06   VNTYC   CAT34T
165   97990   ARIES   150   SAT  19:24:31    25:02:01   HGYC   ERC32-3
170   56782   MIDNIGHT RUN   150   SAT  19:28:36    25:06:06   KHYC   CAT320
177   46901   SCHATZSEA   150   SAT  19:33:12    25:10:42   SGYC   CAT34
186   7082   MOONGLOMPER   150   SAT  19:50:30    25:28:00   VSC   
201   46696   GOLDEN SKYE   144   SAT  19:51:41    25:41:41   BYC   63'KTH
210   97085   CAMPBELL'S SLOOP   141   SAT  20:06:30    26:02:45   DPYC   CAT34T
249   46226   SILVERFOX   144   SAT  21:32:12    27:22:12   SYCLB   CAT36
307   56297   KIWI MAGIC   150   SUN  01:27:12    31:04:42   DWYC   GLFST41
318   97172   DELPHINE   144   SUN  02:55:50    32:45:50   SLBYC   
400   46385   ADELINE   150   DNF   DNF   CRA   CAT320
407   47200   BOLERO   150   DNF   DNF   SDYC   RNG33

Main Message Board / Vents on Mark 2
« on: January 15, 2004, 07:07:07 AM »
The 1996 C34 Mk2 I'm looking at doesn't have air vents in the cabin like the Mk 1. Is this a problem and have vents been added to other Mk2s either by owners or the factory?
 I have 2 Vetus vents in the salon and one in the aft cabin of my 1990. I think this was standard for 1990.

Main Message Board / Newport Beach to Ensenada Race
« on: March 17, 2003, 07:36:35 AM »
Are there any other C34s doing this race on April 25th? SchatzSea's entered in class K. We have raced cruising class twice and once as PHRF spinnaker class. This will be our 2nd year in PHRF. Like to hear from others doing the race.

Main Message Board / Tracks on Toe Rails
« on: February 27, 2003, 07:29:25 AM »
Has anyone added tracks on the toe rails to a C34? Is there sufficient access to the bolts from the inside? For those with tracks and using a poled out spinnaker, should the tracks start closer to the bow than factory installed tracks to permit a snatch block on the guy forward of the upper shroud while reaching?
 SchatzSea #1031 (1990)

Main Message Board / Full hoist racing genoa
« on: June 26, 2002, 06:02:10 AM »
I am having a full hoist genoa made for the light air here in San Diego. It will not be roller furled. One problem I have encountered is the luff track in the Hood forestay extrusion. The slot has relatively sharp edges and the opening is very close to the swivel when it is on top of the roller assembly. Hood sales a cast feeder extrusion assembly, however I am unable to determine if the swivel would drop below it. Has anyone experience with this feeder or can you suggest alternative means to leave the swivel down when hoisting the genoa. All inputs greatly appreciated. Obviously, I want to maintain the furler for cruising, but if I'm gonna race, full hoist must be the way to go.

Main Message Board / Ensenada 2002
« on: March 05, 2002, 07:17:28 AM »
I would like to hear from other C34s doing the Newport to Ensenada Race. We may not be able to get a class start but I would still like to learn of others in the race. I have raced cruising geneker the last 2 years and am considering PHRF this year.

Main Message Board / San Diego Boatshow & SDCA Meeting
« on: December 31, 2001, 07:46:24 AM »
All C34 owners in town for the San Diego Boatshow on January 3-6 are welcome to attend the San Diego Catalina Association meeting at 7:30 PM on thursday the 3rd at Southwestern Yacht Club. SDCA is a "All Catalina" association and I would like to get an active C34 fleet within SDCA. Our speaker is Mat Bryant of UK sails. Come early and join me for dinner at the club.

Main Message Board / Padeye for Fore Guy
« on: August 20, 2001, 07:23:40 AM »
I'm adding a spinnaker pole and need input on the fore deck structure and mounting a padeye for to attach the fore guy. Is the fore deck thick enough to use screws or should it be thru bolted? Is there a gap between the deck and the liner if there is a liner overhead in the fore peak?

Main Message Board / Changing Motor Mounts
« on: August 04, 2001, 08:58:06 AM »
I've just reread the FAQ on changing motor mounts and have a couple of questions. I'm especially interested in results by owners of M35 engines. The Vetus K50 seems to be the choice but considering comments about engine movement and idle vibration, would you reconsider using the K75 mount which has a hardness of 55 vs 45. My calculations (from Vetus's equation) indicate that it exceed the minimum load specified for the K75. With the K50, it sounds like a flexible shaft coupling would be a requirement. BTW, the FAQ on this subject is GREAT!

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