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I was looking for a high water alarm for a couple of years fitting the very tight bilge of our Catalina 36. After 2 failures in less of 1 year of Rule-A-Matic Bilge Pump Switch. I decided to try something new! Here are the parts I installed: Bilge Pump Switch ($135):...
Introduction My 2019 goal was to install a new below deck autopilot on our Catalina 36. I had a lot of time to source the parts and no real time line, so I really took my time to try to find the best deal on the parts. The main choice to replace Hotel Catalina ST4000+ wheel pilot was the lack of...
Very easy and inexpensive improvement! Old mirrors Solter Plastics invoice - $20! New mirrors!
Parts ordering & delivery Tired to have to replace my belts twice a season, I decided it was time to fix this recurring alternator belt issue. The PO installed an alternator too big for my M25XPB engine. So after some research and a lot of help from Mainsail on Catalina 36 forum and...
This year we decided to complete a longer trip for Thanksgiving. The goal will be to visit: San PedroNewport BeachAvalonand back to Marina Del Rey! Wednesday night: Cabrillo Way Marina - Long Beach Left Marina Del Rey around 9AM, started to sail...