After 2 weeks ownership we decided to go out for a small cruise, still the stress of the docking and undocking of this huge to us boat. Fortunately we will not have to dock it back ourselves this time! Just out of the marina we started to hear the noise of the high temperature alarm yelling at us. Time to...
The Catalina 36 V berth is laid out with one large V shaped cushion and a separate insert to fill in the Vee area attached to an upholstered board that fits/rests perfectly onto the trim of the berth. Invariably, just as we become fast asleep, the insert falls to the cabin sole. Since our plan is to sleep on the v-berth to...
First upgrade on Hotel Catalina! After the trip back from Long Beach, another quick trip out in the Santa Monica bay and the situation of our very tiny way to our slip, we realized it was one of the first mandatory upgrade. This upgrade was actually planned even before to bring the boat back from Long Beach, my first order ever...
It took us few weeks to close the deal and come on an agreement with the previous owner, but now we are officially the owners of Hotel Catalina, the Catalina 36 #883! We have till the end of the month of May to take delivery of the boat and move it to Marina Del Rey. These 10 days were very...
It's done! We made an offer and it got accepted, after few months to research our Catalina 36, we finally decided the one we like! Hotel Catalina :) It's now time to find a surveyor, for now a couple of months I have been reading religiously Catalina 36 International Association forum in every details. This very active website was also...
Marina del Rey
21.9 ° C