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Old 16-05-2005, 01:34   #1
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Maintenance + Cleaning Schedule

I have a five year old Catalina 36 that I am just getting to know. The past few fun sailing weekends we have worked incessantly to bring her into condition. Cleaning, stowing, organizing, repairing . . . the fun goes on and on.

Does anyone know where to find a schedule for cleaning and maintenance so I don't end up doing stuff any more than I have to? I'd love to sail her some day but I think it will be tough to fit in with all the waxing and polishing. At least with a schedule I could plan on a weekend of sailing every year or so.

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Old 16-05-2005, 07:38   #2
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I'd just check that the thigh bone was connected to the knee bone and go sailing, but there is some fairly comprehensive information at
Its for a Catalina 42, but your boat should be similar.
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It's all about priorities. First priority,
Does the boat float?
Second, can you get a sail up?
If you can answer yes to both those, then maintanance takes a back seat to sailing.
There is only one other aspect that needs to be considered and this one becomes a balancing act. Weather. Sail whenever you have the right weather to do so. If the weather isn't satisfactory for sailing, then do the maintanance.
Simple really.

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What I did was to make a log and recorded all maint. that I preformed, time/date. I used recomended times from the manufactures of the engine and boat
Engine filters ect.
I also recorded part numbers and a source to reorder
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I put "can I pump the water out if #1 should fail!" as number 2 priority. Then sails, then engines. Actually, I was something of a chicken and put engines before sails. but you get the idea.

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