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Main Message Board / Re: Teak Grate in Head
June 05, 2019, 01:49:53 PM
Kevin, Two Of my favorite things too!
  Following this subject, the teak grate was oiled only and  seemed to leak a little color when showering. So I took it out and sanded it and put a water-based Varathane on it.
I've used it before and it works for quite a while . I'll have to take it out the to scrub it about every six months anyway.
Main Message Board / Re: Teak Grate in Head
June 04, 2019, 08:42:33 PM
Main Message Board / Re: Teak Grate in Head
June 04, 2019, 08:35:59 PM
Hi Stu,
This is actually my third Catalina 34!  Thank you for remembering me  and thank you for the resizing and posting photos information.  I had this one brought over by a friend? And it was pretty well trashed by the time it got here. I didn't know he was going through a midlife crisis!
He did make a record crossing... the first two were delivered in 22 and 24 days and this one came over in just under 14 days ! Two mains were blown out, the jib also and the traveler was broken.
Many things broken or trashed...But the good ol' Catalina 34  kept him safe and brought him 2600 miles aside from the abuse..
She's looking a lot better now! I still go and read a lot of messages and get a lot of good information..
I'm glad you're all here!
I'll read your information on how to reduce the photos and send you a picture of her
Main Message Board / Re: Teak Grate in Head
June 04, 2019, 07:18:43 PM
It's from Sea Teak called Teak shower mat. There are a lot of them on Amazon, I even ordered one and then returned it as it didn't even look like teak. This one has a nice color and you can tell it's teak. I tried to post a photo but it was too big.
Main Message Board / Teak Grate in Head
June 04, 2019, 03:38:02 PM
I recently notice hairline cracks in the head floor. They looked superficial but bothered me.
My Son suggested I install a teak grate to distribute the weight and hopefully no more cracks.
I got a shower grate from Amazon 31" by 19.6" and a great woodworking guy on my pier took a template and cut it to fit.
He used the cut pieces to reinforce the bottom as the cross pieces had tone cut also.
It arrived just oiled with non skid bumpers that were taken off.
It's very study feeling when walked on and looks great!
Aloha, Is this main still for sale? Susan Ray
Main Message Board / Re: Sails
October 10, 2018, 12:39:06 PM
Are you selling your old sails? I am looking for a standard rig Main fair to good condition for practically nothing  :shock:$!! or at least a good low price. It can need repair or be ugly...just need one.
Please let me know.Thanks, Susan
Main Message Board / Re: Teak Handrail Footprint Stain
October 01, 2018, 12:52:58 AM
Who's doing your new stainless handrail fabrication?
There's a product called Diamond Magic, that will take off those marks and not hurt the gelcoat.
Thanks, Susan
Read this and do I back off the dogs?  Looks like they are not adjustable.
Main Message Board / Re: SELLING... help
February 22, 2017, 09:59:20 PM
I am interested in your boat and tried to contact you as instructed by email only you did't list it! Please email me at or text or call at 808-943-0199.
Thanks, Susan
Is she still for sale? Please let me know. Thanks, Susan Ray a.k.a. rainbow
Catalina 34s for Sale / Re: 1987 C34 for SALE in CA
February 21, 2017, 09:04:25 PM
I'm looking for an older C 34 in good enough shape to deliver to Hawaii,   Without  extensive upgrades .
Will you send me complete specifications  and a lot of pictures on your vessel.
Thanks, Susan Ray aka
Aloha Waterdog,
Where is she moored?
How much will you be asking for her?
Do you have a spec sheet listing all aboard and specifications?
Please let me now.
Susan, Rainbow Yachts
Main Message Board / Re: Emergency tiller tool
May 27, 2015, 08:02:19 PM
Guess I quit searching too soon. I found how to make my own tiller opening tool with wood and bolts! Thanks...Aloha
I built this and it swivels to let people in or out and to get to those ports.. It's about 2 x 3 1/2 feet.