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DavidBuoy
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Response Posted - 11/20/2014 :  06:08:59  Show Profile
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That is interesting to see how they wire the catalinas on the build out. Everyone seems a little different. You apparently have two sets of jumpers on the dc, which is a good way to split up a circuit.



Im still tracing most of the wires on the boat but that might be what I believe is wiring from either a previous electric start motor or one with an alternator, because it currently has neither but has a large gauge cable out the back near the motor with terminals.

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DavidBuoy
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Response Posted - 11/20/2014 :  21:08:08  Show Profile
Finished rewiring most of the boat including the addition of a super sub 1100 and auto switch. Used the existing plumbing from the manual pump. Figured it's better to have one working pump then none. I'll revise the plumbing when I finally fix the manual pump. Another project another day.

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redeye
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Response Posted - 11/21/2014 :  05:00:57  Show Profile
<< Finished rewiring most of the boat including the addition of a super sub 1100 and auto switch. >>

Wow!! I can see why you don't have many pictures of the projects.... They are already done!! Way to go Dave, you are an inspiration.

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DavidBuoy
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Response Posted - 11/21/2014 :  06:17:10  Show Profile
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<< Finished rewiring most of the boat including the addition of a super sub 1100 and auto switch. >>

Wow!! I can see why you don't have many pictures of the projects.... They are already done!! Way to go Dave, you are an inspiration.



I only managed two pictures before I dropped my iPhone into the bilge with an inch of pink stuff. Phone slid deep into it where I couldn't reach and I needed a wrench. Turned it off immediately and left it infront of the heater for the next 5 hours and it works fine! Bruised myself up pretty bad but I'll live. Also, got these floaties from BoatUS as a gift to the admiral and myself..




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redeye
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Response Posted - 11/21/2014 :  06:36:34  Show Profile
Very nice floaties! That is great work you are doing, and at great speed.. Good to get so much done before the real cold sets in.

Funny.. I "hafta" go to an Alabama game with family this weekend..


I rather be working on my boat!!!!

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DavidBuoy
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Response Posted - 11/21/2014 :  06:42:27  Show Profile
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Very nice floaties! That is great work you are doing, and at great speed.. Good to get so much done before the real cold sets in.





Thanks. I only wish I got the cabin top winch and rope clutches installed earlier before the cold. Need 50+ degrees for that epoxy to harden. I am pretty happy with the progress I am making on the boat though. Checking things off the list and moving on instead of having them stall. Might be able to sneak in some stuff I wasn't planning to. Stereo install??

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redeye
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Response Posted - 11/21/2014 :  07:04:17  Show Profile
<< Need 50+ degrees for that epoxy to harden. >>

Yepper.. I've always been amazed at how much work they could get done in New England at the boatyards with such cold.

In winter I always have an image in my mind of a Kayak manufacturing building in Yarmouth, Maine with the employees coffee cups next to a wood stove.

Talk about getting it done... New England folks are always an inspiration.

In Atlanta they stop workin below 40...


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dasreboot
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Response Posted - 11/21/2014 :  09:55:42  Show Profile  Visit dasreboot's Homepage
I'll probably start work on projects in january. shrink wrap over a frame, with a heater on the inside !

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DavidBuoy
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Response Posted - 11/22/2014 :  10:18:03  Show Profile
Gorgeous day out so decided to go for it and mounted the cabin top winch and rope clutches. Going to final tighten tomorrow and take him out for some fair weather sailing! No photos this time cause my phone is not taking photos after the bilge incident.

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hewebb
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Response Posted - 11/23/2014 :  06:12:00  Show Profile
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Nice, similar to mine. Except I built a box around it to keep water away. I will say though, depending on if you have a speed regulator on the fan it will most likely surpass the air changes possible on the boat and stress the fan. Mine draws through the 5 or so slots on the original hatchboard and pushes forward to a 3 1/2" vent and with it on anything more then 1/4 speed it pressurizes (not much), but if you slide the companionway open a bit you can hear the fan give a big gasp of relief. That really is why mine is on a timer, I try to let it pump a big amount during 4 hours of the warmest point of the day then shut off. If you are running constantly at a low speed it should have the same effect.


I got the idea from yours. Thanks. Because I have the inboard and I place the key on the engine intake seacock when closing I leave the engine compartment open and I think the air vents out the engine compartment vents. I haven't noticed any change in the fan when opening the hatch. I will pay close attention today when I open the hatch. I think I will start using a timer to only run in the day time. I also hang the air dryers in the boat to absorb moisture. They last about a week.

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dasreboot
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Response Posted - 11/23/2014 :  12:23:23  Show Profile  Visit dasreboot's Homepage
now I feel stupid I just got the joke in your boat's name! How long have I seen it?


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DavidBuoy
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Response Posted - 11/23/2014 :  15:07:09  Show Profile
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now I feel stupid I just got the joke in your boat's name! How long have I seen it?



Haha, you didn't draw that cartoon did you??
We got a nice sail in today. Great weather and enough breeze to move swiftly!

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dasreboot
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Response Posted - 11/23/2014 :  15:16:51  Show Profile  Visit dasreboot's Homepage


Haha, you didn't draw that cartoon did you??
We got a nice sail in today. Great weather and enough breeze to move swiftly!
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nope i was googling "david buoy" I saw this and a lightbulb popped on in my head!

I will be sailing monday. I worked all weekend so I have hours to take off tomorrow

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DavidBuoy
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Response Posted - 11/23/2014 :  17:38:53  Show Profile
Gotcha.
I did manage 1 blurry photo of the new setup. Both sides match and still need the mast plate. Just the jib halyard on there. Also have a down haul rigged so flaking the Jib is a breeze. Head up or tack across and release the halyard while going through irons and pull in the downhaul to keep it in place on the foredeck.

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ftworthsailor
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Response Posted - 11/23/2014 :  17:48:31  Show Profile  Visit ftworthsailor's Homepage
Today, I installed a nice stainless steel extended ladder on the back of my boat. It took me about an hour to do but only because I purchased very long stainless bolts to go through the transom. Andy, one of the other Sailors (of a Cat-25) handed me a 7/16 ratcheting wrench. THAT made such a big difference in getting those teflon lock nuts onto those screws..... I am definitely getting a set of those from Northern Tool, tomorrow!!!

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pastmember
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Response Posted - 11/23/2014 :  19:29:33  Show Profile
Ah the old gutted galley... been there


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Tomas Kruska
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Response Posted - 11/24/2014 :  01:23:03  Show Profile  Visit Tomas Kruska's Homepage
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bigbeartr57
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Response Posted - 12/07/2014 :  19:51:18  Show Profile
Looks like I started a new project today! Winds were a little stronger than expected. One of my shrouds broke (the bolt broke that goes through the deck), and my outboard fell in the water while running. Really long story, really big job ahead.

Already pickled motor with Marvel Mystery Oil and I'm gonna clean the carb tomorrow and maybe try to start her back up.

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DavidBuoy
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Response Posted - 12/08/2014 :  05:53:00  Show Profile
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Looks like I started a new project today! Winds were a little stronger than expected. One of my shrouds broke (the bolt broke that goes through the deck), and my outboard fell in the water while running. Really long story, really big job ahead.

Already pickled motor with Marvel Mystery Oil and I'm gonna clean the carb tomorrow and maybe try to start her back up.



Oh boy. This all happened on one outing? That is an unfortunate series of events, sorry sir. How did you get back to port without a motor and a damaged shroud?

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DavidBuoy
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Response Posted - 12/08/2014 :  19:31:40  Show Profile
Pulled off the rudder and outboard because the tide was so low the rudder was almost stuck in the mud. Did an Oil change, gear oil change and spark plug. Going to do a water pump impeller, elephant ear prop, alternator kit and rebuild the carb soon.

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shnool
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Response Posted - 12/08/2014 :  19:57:44  Show Profile  Visit shnool's Homepage  Send shnool an AOL message  Send shnool a Yahoo! Message
Ha I googled the same thing.. got this...

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Lee Panza
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Response Posted - 12/08/2014 :  20:34:37  Show Profile  Visit Lee Panza's Homepage
Red...right...returning

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panhead1948
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Response Posted - 12/09/2014 :  08:28:36  Show Profile
Roy Where did you get the ladder and what was the brand. I've been thinking about changing my ladder for sometime.

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sailboat
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Response Posted - 12/11/2014 :  21:45:44  Show Profile
Well this 1981 Catalina is getting some electronics. Earlier we upgraded all the interior lights to LED, now need sunglasses but no power draw (well very little). Stereo with two speakers. I replaced the radio in my boat with one that is AIS capable so we installed my old VHF in the C-25 complete with remote microphone for use in the cockpit. I found an older but never installed Navico TP-10 tiller pilot at the local marine consignment store for $200 and we installed that. Went to West Marine and asked to see their least expensive chartplotter and bought a Lowrance HDI 5 elite with a 5" screen, built in GPS, and charts for the US and Canada on sale for $300. Now to augment the AH in the one gp27 battery we ordered a battery charging kit, $97, for the 9.9hp 2 stroke. We contemplate adding another 105AH battery but will wait to see how everything works with the new battery charging kit. Oh, and I can buy the plastic battery boxes at the consignment store for $4 each. Cool. And the really good part, all of it works. Well, have to wait on the battery charging kit, due here 12/17/14.

Cheers all and Merry Christmas

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hewebb
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Response Posted - 12/17/2014 :  07:25:08  Show Profile
I finally got the new pressure water system installed. Photo is of the galley location.


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