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Messages - sailr4

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Catalina 34s for Sale / 1989 tall rig / wing in San Diego
« on: January 18, 2020, 06:02:15 AM »
Just didn't work out having my boat in San Diego. Life got in the way and I must part with my beautiful boat. Very motivated seller. All offers considered.

Main Message Board / Re: Mast Refinish
« on: December 11, 2019, 11:43:05 AM »
While my mast is down, I’m thinking about sprucing up the appearance of my unpainted, un-anodized mast because its looking tired.   

I'm 99% sure your aluminum mast is Anodized.  Un-anodized aluminum does not last long in the marine environment.  That said, my mast is painted and I wish it wasn't.  It need a bit of help that I have no desire to give it.


Main Message Board / Re: Cruising Speed/RPMs with Universal 25XP
« on: August 07, 2019, 11:03:42 AM »
A good rule of thumb is to determine your max RPM and cruise at 80%. So Floor It, then back off 20%.

Main Message Board / Re: port side engine wall
« on: May 24, 2019, 07:44:04 AM »
The yard finally pulled my engine/shaft/etc.

Just curious why you pulled your engine?  Are you repowering? Rebuilding?


Main Message Board / Re: Prospective Owner Questions
« on: May 10, 2019, 01:03:52 PM »
I like the fact that it only had one owner, I think that is a huge plus on an older boat. It only take one PO to mess one up.

I think I had that PO.  :cry4`


Main Message Board / Re: Lewmar 30 self tailing winch
« on: May 06, 2019, 08:40:58 AM »

Just an FYI... the 1989 Wave Grip service manual link gives the 1982 manual.


Main Message Board / Re: M25 Coolant Hose Elbows
« on: May 06, 2019, 08:13:43 AM »

I ordered 3M VHB #4991 (0.5") from amazon.


I just replaced one of mine last fall.  Used VHB tape with 795 around edge.  My glass shop would not bevel the edge like the original, but I think that actually helped to get more 795 in the gap.  No screws. i had the port side window made too, but will save that for another day (it's cracked but not leaking).


Main Message Board / Re: Working on mast cap
« on: April 18, 2019, 02:48:04 PM »
Just redid mine.

Probably not what you what to hear, but might save you some time and agrivation. I tried for over a week with oils, heat, BFH's and had no luck.  I ended up cutting coupler off of shaft with angle grinder.  Ordered new coupler and was done.  Good Luck.

Main Message Board / Re: San Diego slips
« on: March 06, 2019, 02:14:51 PM »

        Unless you really love that boat you might want think about selling it and buying a San Diego boat. By the time you get your boat in the water in San Diego you will probably spend 12K, that's about a third of the total value of the boat. With that kind of money you could significantly reduce the price of your boat to move it quickly and still come out ahead.

Gunner, It's a bit late now. LOL - I did consider selling, but with 10K in upgrades (new rigging, new sail, etc), I would not make out as well as hoped.  Especially buying more expensive boat out here and probably needing the same 10K upgrades.

Main Message Board / Re: San Diego slips
« on: March 02, 2019, 01:31:26 PM »
truck was 10.7K + boatyard charges to load and unload.

Main Message Board / Re: San Diego slips
« on: February 27, 2019, 02:47:46 PM »
Just to follow up about moving to San Diego...  I moved out here at the start of the year. My boat sat in Maryland and patiently waited for me to get finances and details in order for the move.  On Monday, Winston Trucking (Mark Frazier) loaded her on to his truck and is currently en route to San Diego (Shelter Island Boat Yard).  I will have them paint the bottom and place the mast. I will do the rest of the rigging. Then it's over to California yacht marina in Chula Vista.  I'm really looking forward to getting on the water again. Perhaps I'll see some of you San Diegans around the Bay.

Main Message Board / Re: Shade of smoke plexiglass for fixed cabin windows
« on: December 12, 2018, 06:32:53 AM »
I took the old window to glass shop and asked to duplicate.


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