Most of our navigations since we bought our Catalina 36 18 months ago have been day sails in the Santa Monica bay. This year in plan to adventure a bit further. For convenience purpose it would be great to be able to have a charting software at the helm! Right now our charting applications of references has been weather4d 2.0 running on...
Since day 1 we own the boat, the sherwood water pump was leaking a bit, it was never the top issue but always something bothering me. In this article we are going to go through: Replacing the water pump Replacing one of the old cooling hose Touch up painting of the engine oil crankcase It took few hours to go...
Our Catalina 36 came with a very rusty danforth anchor. So it's time to upgrade to a rocna 15 bought on defender. As soon as the rocna 15 showed up, it was my surprise to realize how big it is. After a lot of research let's upgrade the bow roller! Hardware requirement Equipment requirements Catalina Direct bow roller: http://www.catalinadirect.com/index.cfm/product/927/anchor-roller-.cfm http://www.catalinadirect.com/index.cfm/product/1585/anchor-roller-fastener-kit.cfm I decided to...
Time to get some data at the helm! So far our helm came with more or less no electronic: signet marine instruments not getting any signals from the senders raymarine st4000+ working pretty well Garmin GPS 182C Display As a technophile I dreamed since the day I owned the boat to add some electronic but these days has been pushed away...
Few weeks ago we bought a dinghy and an outboard to explore the marina. Now the question is where do we store our outboard? Our outboard engine, a honda 2hp is pretty small and lights, so I thought we could save with the inexpensive rail mount motor bracket from seadog line bought for less of $20 on ebay. Seadog rail mount...
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