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Old 08-03-2006, 06:35   #1
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hello, new to the board

Hi everyone,

My wife Patti and I live aboard our Catalina 38 in Los Angeles harbor, we have been doing so for 7 years now. Presently we are getting ready to take a boat ride down to La Paz, Mexico. It will be our first trip out of the country. We expect to leave in the next week or so, as soon as we get finished "packing for cruising" instead of dockside living. We had everything off of the boat for a haulout with some inside grinding and sanding anyway, so we are relaoding everything in a more sea/sailing friendly manner.

We have 2 cats that live with us (or we live with them?) and no bird poop on deck, but lots of cat hair scattered about.

nice to meet you all,
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Old 08-03-2006, 06:39   #2
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Hi Rod.

I myself am a Catalina owner too!!

I own a 1973 Catalina 27.

Glad that you could join our forum. And I also wish you and your wife a great and safe journey to Mexico.

Hmmmmm!!

Margaritas. Love'em. Could drink them all day long!!
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Old 08-03-2006, 07:13   #3
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thanks, I enjoy a good margarita too

Our Catalina is a 1979, the S&S design. She's not as spacious as the new ones , but we love her anyway. Joint Adventure is tiller steered and only carries 20 gallons of fuel but her monitor windvane will steer her down to 3 kts of wind and we have a wind generator and a solar panel to help stretch the power supply.
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Yeah mine is tiller steered too. I could rig alot of fuel tanks in the stern area.

Specs say she sails at 3 knots. Top speed of around 6 knots.

This boat's fiberglass was hand layed, before the plant was sold to another owner. And then they switched to shot-glass method.

Shot-glass is not as strong as hand-layed method. But this hull is a very strong hull.

I just got the boat. I haven't sailed her yet. That'll take place later on the latter part of late summer. After I install the lifeline stanchions. Install new sheeves in the masthead. Re-rig the mast, with new lines. And get a outboard for the boat.

Boy!!!!!!! I sure can't wait to tkae her out!!!
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Welcome Ron ! We have a few newer members from the left coast. Look forward to hearing about your experiences on the Pacific. We have ties to LA and are looking at relocation options. I will have marina questions in the future.

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