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Messages - sailr4

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Main Message Board / Re: Mast unstepping - silly question
« on: September 10, 2018, 04:08:12 AM »
Lots of great ideas.  Thank you.  As for Gorilla tape, I am currently using it to hold plastic over my fixed port during repair.  Strong stuff!!


Main Message Board / Mast unstepping - silly question
« on: August 25, 2018, 04:44:30 PM »
I have never removed a keel stepped mast, so,excuse my ignorance. After the mast is removed, how do you seal the deck hole? Need more than a tarp if the boat gets moved across the country.

Main Message Board / Re: San Diego slips
« on: August 20, 2018, 06:15:38 AM »
Thanks Jon.  that's great information

Main Message Board / Re: San Diego slips
« on: August 17, 2018, 06:36:59 PM »
Thanks Kevin. I've tried several times to contact fiddlers cove but no reply. Any idea what kind of wait list they have?

I'll miss Solomons.


Main Message Board / Re: San Diego slips
« on: August 12, 2018, 05:26:21 AM »
It's looking more likely that I'll move the boat. Probably late fall. Harbor island looks good, but need to check availability. It's the chicken and egg thing. Marinas want a date. Trucks need a destination.
BTW, do I need to strip off my ablative copper paint before I can go in California water?

Main Message Board / Re: San Diego slips
« on: August 10, 2018, 07:23:21 AM »
I'm still going back and forth on selling or transport. Market is pretty dry for buyers around here. Same 5 boats have been sitting all summer. Does anyone have a recommendation for a boatyard in San Diego to transport to? Doesn't have to have a slip, as I can move to home berth after.

Catalina 34s for Sale / Removed
« on: July 27, 2018, 08:00:15 AM »
No longer for sale

Main Message Board / Re: Engine woes
« on: June 27, 2018, 06:20:51 AM »
Don't want to dismiss the obvious.  Is your prop clean? It doesn't take much fouling to significantly reduce the rpm's.

Main Message Board / Re: San Diego slips
« on: June 17, 2018, 12:42:02 PM »
Thanks for the considerations.  Right now it is looking less and less likely that my boat will follow me to the west coast.  Quite cost prohibitive.

Main Message Board / Re: 1986 Catalina 34' Main Cabin Bomar Hatch
« on: June 14, 2018, 06:53:12 AM »
Mike - When my salon hatch was leaking, I looked for a new gasket. But I decided to go ahead and re-bed the hatch.  It was actually really straight forward and only took an hour or so.  Use Butyl tape. No more leaks.  Never needed a new gasket.


Main Message Board / Re: San Diego slips
« on: June 13, 2018, 12:09:47 PM »
Thanks for the chart!  That helps a lot.  Had no idea it was so shallow down there.


Main Message Board / Re: San Diego slips
« on: June 13, 2018, 11:13:58 AM »
Chula Vista is nice, lower fees but a long narrow haul to the bridge and SD Bay proper and the ocean.

this was the comment I was referring to when I asked about sailing outside the marina.


Main Message Board / Re: San Diego slips
« on: June 13, 2018, 05:45:20 AM »
I definitely like the costs of Chula Vista better.  So how far down is it?  Can I sail outside of the marina or do I have to motor an hour up to the bay?

Main Message Board / Re: San Diego slips
« on: June 12, 2018, 06:03:15 AM »
Thanks for the replies.  I'm not quite sure what I'm looking for since the sailing will be so much different than the Chesapeake Bay.  We're not even sure if we are moving, but I wanted to get an idea of what I'm in for. 


Main Message Board / San Diego slips
« on: June 11, 2018, 06:50:29 AM »
Hello to all the San Diego members!  We are possibly relocating to San Diego and I would like to know what options are suggested to keep my boat. 



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