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Messages - anaisdog

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Main Message Board / Re: uv protection side on roller furling genoa
« on: July 23, 2014, 11:32:24 AM »
so if the uv is on the starboard side, which side do I roll the jib in on?  thanks

Main Message Board / Re: winter cover?
« on: July 23, 2014, 09:38:55 AM »
huh.  we can take our masts down ourselves, and store it, for free.  you just need help with the mast, of course.  but man, PIA.  anyway, thanks for any ideas on covers. 

Main Message Board / Re: winter cover?
« on: July 23, 2014, 09:08:25 AM »
why store mast down?  just curious.  i had to do it the first year because I had to take the mast down for inspection and to rebed the chainplates.  is there another reason to store mast down?  seems like a royal PIA

Main Message Board / Re: winter cover?
« on: July 23, 2014, 07:59:55 AM »
thanks!  i just emailed "the canvas store" about a cover.

Main Message Board / winter cover?
« on: July 23, 2014, 07:08:25 AM »
I see one thread on this but nothing else, when I searched.  I'm in Detroit, we have vicious winters, I had shrink wrapped my 1986 34 Catalina for the two years which I've had her.  the first year was because everything leaked, I took all the stanchions off to let her dry out, second year, because I didn't yet have another plan for a cover.  What do people in the northern states do, if their boat goes on the hard, for the winter?  I met the owner of North Shore Canvas, at Strictly Sail Chicago, and wanted to know if anyone had strong feelings, one way or the other, about their covers.  Other ideas for the newbie?  thanks

becki kain
hull 99

Main Message Board / uv protection side on roller furling genoa
« on: July 21, 2014, 07:31:14 AM »
I searched on this and didn't find anything.  i have completely forgotten which side of my 155 genoa has the uv protection on it.  it's a UK sail and rollar furling.  there is a shiny side and a dull side.  (and i'm feeling dull right now, not remembering this). the lead for the furler is on the starboard side.  which side should be outside?

thanks in advance

becki kain
hull 99

Main Message Board / Re: replacing VETUS cowl vents
« on: July 19, 2014, 02:05:07 PM »
thanks Stu, there is no servicing these puppies.  for unknown reasons, the screw is all bashed up, on both, so the thing won't stay up.  BUT i'd much rather spend 65 each, for new innards that 220 each, for the whole thing!

Main Message Board / Re: replacing VETUS cowl vents
« on: July 19, 2014, 06:34:45 AM »
THANKS!  I wasn't even certain what to call these things so I wasn't certain what to look up.  yes both the cowl and the dorado box are fine, just dirty.  so based on this:
it looks like i have the 6inch one and i can just replace the inner mushroom not the whole thing.  I still can't figure out how this thing actually stays open but I'll install and see.  what did you use to bed it?  I know butyl is big in some circles.  thanks

Main Message Board / Re: broken wheel on Fico-Nico traveler
« on: July 18, 2014, 06:08:48 AM »
Stu, it is straight and black.  but no matter what it is, it doesn't work well.  it's a b*tch to move the cars and all the sheaves will shatter eventually.  I just forgot to post the pictures last night.  I will.  and thanks to all for the help.

Main Message Board / Re: replacing VETUS cowl vents
« on: July 18, 2014, 05:56:24 AM »
I will get that, thank you.  It was in that article where I read "they all freeze" so I was wondering why they froze but I'll just replace them once I get all the leaks fixed.  thanks

Main Message Board / Re: broken wheel on Fico-Nico traveler
« on: July 17, 2014, 10:21:16 AM »
I will call Garhauer when I get home today since that's where my pictures are (and post the pictures here).  It would make sense that it is a Garhauer, not a Nico since the (soft) vang is Garhauer but at the same time, it seems like Catalina out these boats together with whatever happened to be laying around at the time.  Are there markings anywhere on the traveler which would tell me what brand it is? 

Main Message Board / Re: replacing VETUS cowl vents
« on: July 17, 2014, 10:09:03 AM »
Did you replace the dorado box and the cowl?  Is the actual mechanism part of the box or part of the cowl or sold separately?  There seem to be no instructions, on line, even from VETUS, about their installation and since the PO had installed the solar fans upsidedown, it would not surprise me if my cowl vents are just installed wrong as well.  thank you

Main Message Board / broken wheel on Fico-Nico traveler
« on: July 17, 2014, 07:24:49 AM »
Hi, second post.  Hull 99, 1986 Catalina.  I think I have a fico-nico traveler but I can't tell.  It has these terrible old brittle white plastic wheels and, when I moved the traveler for the first time ever, since I bought the boat, the top, port side one, shattered.  I don't race my boat so I don't need something high end, but are the wheels replaceable, or do I need to replace the traveler?  I was thinking about going with the Gauhauer MT-1, if I have to replace.  Is there a better idea out there? 

thank you

becki kain
detroit, mi

Main Message Board / replacing VETUS cowl vents
« on: July 17, 2014, 07:15:19 AM »
Hello all - first post here.  I have a 1986 34 (hull 99) and it has the 4 inch (Tom model) VETUS cowl vents on it.  I read the article here, about replacing them and my first question is why do they all freeze (as listed in the article)?  Secondly, should I replace with the same model or is there a better idea, for a vent?  I already replaced the Nicro vent fans with the solar version, in the head and in the aft cabin so I have air moving around.

thank you.  lots more questions

becki kain
detroit, mi

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