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Forum: Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 06-11-2019, 06:54
Replies: 49
Views: 4,310
Posted By elittke
Re: Considering Private Charter (Start Up ) in Tampa area - Looking for the Right Par

I would be interested to talk about the idea, since I was planning the same thing in the Venice area. Please pm me if you want to share thoughts
Ed
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 28-05-2019, 03:47
Replies: 1
Views: 490
Posted By elittke
Shaft tube fixable?

Having read some of the posts about shaft tube repair, I am wondering if mine is repairable or should I replace it? Thoughts on how to best do this? See photo.
Forum: Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 27-05-2019, 09:41
Replies: 19
Views: 2,394
Posted By elittke
Re: Pensacola to key west to virgin islands

Beautiful boat. Wow. I agree with you that a couple of extras makes life a breeze, and more fun instead of being bored and sleep deprived.
Forum: Marine Electronics 04-05-2019, 15:52
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By elittke
Float Switch, Breaker?

I had a faulty float switch replaced that did not seem to want to shut off and ran down the battery. Now however with the new one in place it will not activate the pump. Now the pump works fine...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 07-11-2018, 15:54
Replies: 1
Views: 512
Posted By elittke
Metal etch and adhesive?

I need to rebond my rudder stuffing box to the the rudder post. 3M 5200 comes to mind and the Catalina drawing states that it was originally done with GRP. If I am going to crawl myself back there,...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 08-10-2018, 14:44
Replies: 0
Views: 615
Posted By elittke
Catalina 38 cracked shaft log tube

My 1983 Catalina 38 developed a leak around the hose attached to the stuffing box - I am the original owner and had the boat hauled, disconnected the flange from the transmission, moved the stuffing...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 02-10-2018, 14:39
Replies: 4
Views: 824
Posted By elittke
Re: Catalina Prop Shaft-hole?

Looking into this more, the motor mounts seem to have settled and the shaft is sitting lower at the exit of the hull, so I suspect it has worn a hole in the shaft tube. Its best to check your motor...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 02-10-2018, 14:36
Replies: 2
Views: 756
Posted By elittke
Catalina Aqualift muffler

Trying to winterize, I found that could not get any water or antifreeze to flow thru. Disconnected the common points and found that I must have a blockage in the 1/2 inch hose that goes to the...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 30-09-2018, 08:04
Replies: 1
Views: 666
Posted By elittke
Leaking shaft seal

I have a Sureseal shaft seal that does not leak at the dock, but underway sprays out a good bit of water. So the bilge pump cycles on about every 20-30 minutes while underway. I am trying to wait...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 25-09-2018, 10:23
Replies: 4
Views: 824
Posted By elittke
Re: Catalina Prop Shaft-hole?

thanks but thats not the issue
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 24-09-2018, 12:53
Replies: 4
Views: 824
Posted By elittke
Catalina Prop Shaft-hole?

My 1983 Catalina 38 sprung a leak. Attached photo shows that the stuffing box hose seems to have slid away from the flat part of the hull that it was up against. Oddly enough I see a screw on one...
Forum: Weather | Gear, Reports and Resources 22-09-2018, 10:43
Replies: 24
Views: 3,369
Posted By elittke
Re: Water proof cell phone?

I use this
ACR 2886 AISLink Personal AIS Man Overboard Beacon

fits inside my PFD, automatically deployed
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 21-09-2018, 15:09
Replies: 44
Views: 7,155
Posted By elittke
Re: How you deal with crews on passages?

Many variables. I have a Masters 50 Ton license, and have crewed and Skippered many a voyage. I would join a trip for no pay depending on Captain or lots of pay. Its a matter of being nice. ...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 18-09-2018, 09:03
Replies: 12
Views: 2,020
Posted By elittke
Re: Wish to winter in Caribbean

Agreeeed! If your goal is to reprimand folks for asking a question, go away! Too much hate in this world. People are asking for opinions cause they think the opinion may be beneficial. Dah?
Forum: Marine Electronics 02-09-2018, 14:18
Replies: 0
Views: 547
Posted By elittke
JRC 1800

Anyone have experience with this radar/chartplotter? Recently the chartplotter does not show the detail for the chart. The gps functions ok as it tracks waypoints and SOG etc. I sent the c-map...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 11-08-2018, 17:33
Replies: 42
Views: 7,262
Posted By elittke
Re: Catalina 36 lazy jacks vs. "stack pack" options

Had lazy jacks on my Catalina 38. Same issue. But now that they are gone and want to replace them, I have thought that the solution is to make them 1/3 shorter than what is recommended. Since they...
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 22-02-2017, 09:53
Replies: 12
Views: 2,081
Posted By elittke
Re: Sailing Lessons wanted- Miami

The get in it and go idea kind of works. Worked for me 40 years go on my 19 ft lightening. But when I bought my first hunter 27, I was very lucky to have a salesman teach me. A true yacht racer...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 28-01-2017, 09:31
Replies: 8
Views: 3,350
Posted By elittke
Re: Radar Pole and Mount

I got he pole from a local welder and fabbed the top from wood and attached with angle irons. I thought that I was the only one in the world to be so cheap as to do it that way:wink:
Forum: Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 17-12-2016, 04:29
Replies: 50
Views: 14,551
Posted By elittke
Re: Looking for Like Minded Individuals

I am in the final stages of doing this sort of plan. Again, my soulmate will not make the crossings, but will want to fly in. I think there are a lot of situations like this. I would be very...
Forum: Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 15-12-2016, 04:22
Replies: 50
Views: 14,551
Posted By elittke
Re: Looking for Like Minded Individuals

Would you consider doing Caribbean regattas with the new boat? That would be my plan. Then we should talk. Make a business plan.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 08-12-2016, 06:31
Replies: 16
Views: 6,744
Posted By elittke
Re: 1983 Catalina 38; Add Electrical Power

Hi and thanks for the detailed info. The boat is in Massachusetts. Any boatyard up here is outrageous expensive. So my plan is to make a detailed list with photos, to send out to a couple of...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 07-12-2016, 12:51
Replies: 16
Views: 6,744
Posted By elittke
Re: 1983 Catalina 38; Add Electrical Power

The plan would be to get her to Florida over a month or so, then on to the Bahamas. Likely doing this by being aboard 2-4 weeks at a time. Hopefully then by next winter, spending more time aboard,...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 07-12-2016, 06:56
Replies: 16
Views: 6,744
Posted By elittke
1983 Catalina 38; Add Electrical Power

My 1983 Catalina 38 has served me well as a coastal cruiser since new. 2 big deep cycle batteries worked well. Alcohol stove still works along with bbq on the stern rail. But now am thinking of...
Forum: Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 30-11-2016, 09:47
Replies: 50
Views: 14,551
Posted By elittke
Re: Looking for Like Minded Individuals

I was a partner in a fractional ownership for a Catalina 42 in Tortola. worked great for 6 years. I would be up for this . sure!
Forum: Marine Electronics 18-11-2016, 10:12
Replies: 18
Views: 5,114
Posted By elittke
Re: VHF Antenna and Wiring

Thanks, appreciate all the good info!:smile:
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