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1.Our First Season(ing)
Tag: adventures By Ilene Brandon, ILENE 3 (#445) (reproduced with permission of Mainsheet, the Catalina and Capri Owners Magazine) It was one of the final weekends of a spectacular season - the first with our new Catalina 320. We had traded up from a Catalina 30, which was preceded by ...
by Jeffrey Hare on 01/02 07:58PM - Story - 1,284 Hits
2.Southwestbound: Bringing Callisto Back Home
Tag: adventures By David King Callisto, Hull No. 490 (reproduced with permission of Mainsheet, the Catalina and Capri Owners Magazine) It was too much fun to stop. With long, rolling seas, a 15-knot breeze on our back and sun in our faces, Callisto was boiling along at 6.5 to 8 ...
by Jeffrey Hare on 01/02 07:50PM - Story - 1,000 Hits
3.Out There
Tag: adventures Today had the first trial of the new cruising spinnaker on the new boat. Spent some time with the sail maker yesterday and then some more time with the Boat US store this morning. $80 for a snatch block (or as the guy said, a scrank block. Yeah, ...
by Jeffrey Hare on 01/02 12:33PM - Story - 1,077 Hits
4.Islands In The Stream - Sailing To The Bahamas
Tag: adventures Peter J. Clancy AROBAN C320 #222 ( reproduced with permission of the Mainsheet, the Catalina and Capri Owners Magazine) Quietly slipping across the Gulf Stream in a cool southeast breeze under full moon and star-filled skies, we enjoy a distinct sensation of gliding, not sailing, through an ethereal ...
by Jeffrey Hare on 01/02 12:23PM - Story - 1,952 Hits
5.Fresh Water Filters
Tag: water pump Questions arise on how to filter the potable water carried by our vessels. Warren Updike, Warr De Mar, #62 writes: On our boat the Jabsco water pump has a plastic housing on the input side with a small screen inside. This is not a filter, per se, ...
by Jeffrey Hare on 12/31 06:01PM - Story - 1,171 Hits
6.Rebuilding Raw Water Pump - Part Numbers
Tag: water pump Alan Albrecht, Milagro, #751 has the Euro version Yanmar (3GM30FYEU) and writes: Johnson Pump, USA does not sell a rebuild kit for our pump version F4B-903. Here are the correct impeller numbers (both Johnson and Yanmar) for this model as well as the individual part numbers required ...
by Jeffrey Hare on 12/31 06:01PM - Story - 1,214 Hits
7.Stripped Threads on OEM Jabsco Head Pump
Tag: head After reading the May issue of Mainsheet, Australian C-320 owner Mike Cole, Mio Dio, #421 passed on this tip applicable to stripped threads or broken bosses on the OEM Jabsco Head Pump, a common occurrence when getting a bit assertive in reassembly. Mike writes: Some years ago I ...
by Jeffrey Hare on 12/31 06:01PM - Story - 1,000 Hits
8.Follow-up to a Hot-Running Engine
Tag: yanmar engine Geoff Stevenson, a former C320 owner who now owns a C350, called me after reading the May Mainsheet to point out another possible reason for a hot-running engine. He reminded me of the “recall” on certain Yanmar 3YM engines to correct an inadequately engineered cooling tube array. ...
by Jeffrey Hare on 12/31 05:34PM - Story - 1,272 Hits
9.Fuel Gauge Problems
Tag: diagnostics A failed fuel gauge may have several causes. Here’s is some troubleshooting tips from past postings on the C320IA Discussion List.
by Jeffrey Hare on 12/31 05:21PM - Story - 1,302 Hits
10.Improved Boarding Ladder
Tag: upgrades The MkII design features a redesigned boarding ladder which can be deployed from the water. On my pre-MkII boat, ladder deployment, if in the water and not having a mate onboard, was a concern of mine. I attached lines to the latches and to the ladder and they ...
by Jeffrey Hare on 12/31 05:19PM - Story - 1,126 Hits
11.Cleaning Interior Wood
Tag: interior maintenance What is important to remember is that you are actually cleaning and polishing the finish, not the underlying wood. For us, that means the cured Target Coatings Oxford II water based acrylic lacquer or, more recently, the 7000 series HybriVar WB, which offers more clarity and chemical ...
by Jeffrey Hare on 12/31 04:57PM - Story - 1,110 Hits
12.LED Lighting Addition
Tag: upgrades interior We’d arrive at the boat at night, we’d find ourselves stumbling around looking for a flashlight and trying to find the light switches. My solution was to install two red LED fixtures (ABI - 471124). One is located behind the companionway stairs and the other is located ...
by Jeffrey Hare on 12/31 04:56PM - Story - 1,044 Hits
13.Trash Can Alternatives
Tag: upgrades interior Several of our owners have come to the conclusion that the factory-supplied trash can location (under the galley sink) is woefully inadequate for anything more than daysailing or for storing your cleaning supplies. Three alternatives have been suggested, each of which offers a larger container with improved ...
by Jeffrey Hare on 12/31 04:55PM - Story - 1,191 Hits
14.Anti Siphon Valve Maintenance
Tag: maintenance water There are 3 anti siphon valves on our boats and they each have a critically important function and, as such, it is vitally important that the valves operate properly. I believe that the majority, if not all, of our C320’s use the vented loop with “duckbill” valve ...
by Jeffrey Hare on 12/31 04:54PM - Story - 1,274 Hits
15.Adding Dodger Handrails
Tag: upgrades canvas Thanks to Bruce Stanley, Fantastic Lady #1084.
by Jeffrey Hare on 12/31 04:51PM - Story - 1,523 Hits
16.Sailing Across the North Sea to Norway
Tag: adventures Across the North Sea to Norway By Alec Blanc, Figment II, #212 (reproduced with permission of Mainsheet, the Catalina and Capri Owners Magazine) The crew assembled at Dover Marina on the evening of Friday 28, April. Figment II was already there, having been delivered from The Solent earlier ...
by Jeffrey Hare on 12/31 11:17AM - Story - 1,291 Hits
17.Diagnosing the Fuel Gauge
Tag: diagnostics fuel gauges SPECIFIC TEST PROCEDURE FOR FUEL GAUGE USED BY CATALINA YACHTS (Other systems may use a different procedure.) There are FOUR components in the fuel gauge system on Catalina Yachts and therefore four possible sources of fuel gauge problems. This article will explain the testing procedure for ...
by Jeffrey Hare on 07/20 11:00PM - Story - 4,249 Hits
18.Diagnosing the Engine Temperature Gauge
Tag: diagnostics gauges engine SPECIFIC TEST PROCEDURE FOR TEMPERATURE GAUGE USED BY CATALINA YACHTS (Other systems may use a different procedure.) There are FOUR major sources of temp gauge problems. Read on for the testing procedure.
by Jeffrey Hare on 07/20 10:49PM - Story - 3,583 Hits
19.Relocating the Fresh Water Tank Valves
Tag: water upgrades pump Wes Giles and Walter Burnett detailed the process of moving the water tank valves from under the aft cabin bed to under the galley sink, (or under the port settee near the bilge pump). Original location under Aft cabin bed Original Plumbing under Galley Sink
by Jeffrey Hare on 07/20 10:31PM - Story - 5,052 Hits
20.Working with Whale Fittings
Tag: water For the official Whale document showing their plumbing system as used by Catalina, see: WhaleFittings.pdf
by Jeffrey Hare on 07/20 10:27PM - Story - 3,479 Hits
21.Refrigerator Top Insulation Tip
Tag: galley refrigerator One easy way to keep items in the refrigerator colder is to cut and install a Reflectix blanket at the top of the refrigerator opening. This material is a double layer foil covered bubble wrap insulation. It easily stays in place by just pressure fitting. The tops ...
by Jeffrey Hare on 12/24 02:46PM - Story - 6,858 Hits
22.Cabin Top Clam Cleats for the Mainsheet
Tag: rigging There have been several discussions over the years on our discussion forum about using the Mainsheet Clam Cleats that are mounted on the cabin top. There has been some confusion from time to time about the purpose of the Red Spring Gate. One might think that the purpose ...
by Jeffrey Hare on 11/29 06:16PM - Story - 3,065 Hits
23.C320 Snap Davit Installation
Tag: upgrades exterior Snap Davits for Sailboat About the Author: David Swanson and family currently sail their 2007 Catalina C320 MK II sailboat, Emily Ann, out of Shilshole Bay Marina on Puget Sound. They originally kept their boat in San Diego and sailed it for two years there exploring the ...
by Jeffrey Hare on 08/08 12:55AM - Story - 20,209 Hits
24.Antifouling for Prop
Tag: maintenance prop From the C380 List and Warren Elliott: When liberal amounts of grease fail.... I have been using Pettit's #1792 Zinc Coat Barnacle Coat" [$20 Defender, grey] for several years with excellent results. This is a pressure can of spray pint..2 or 3 light coats are used. Dries ...
by Jeffrey Hare on 04/03 09:04PM - Story - 2,960 Hits
25.Taming An Erratic Tachometer
Tag: engine diagnostics Courtesy of the C380 List and Tom Soko, Juniper, C400 #307: It might not be as bad as you think. When I bought my 400 in 2009, I noticed the same symptoms with the tach. Sometimes accurate, but mostly very high readings (I knew the engine wasn't ...
by Jeffrey Hare on 04/03 08:52PM - Story - 3,557 Hits
26.Filtering Potable Water
Tag: water Questions arise on how to filter the potable water carried by our vessels. Warren Updike, Warr De Mar, #62 writes: On our boat the Jabsco water pump has a plastic housing on the input side with a small screen inside. This is not a filter, per se, as ...
by Jeffrey Hare on 04/03 08:42PM - Story - 2,937 Hits
27.Rebuilding the cooling water pump on the EURO version Yanmar
Tag: yanmar pump Alan Albrecht, Milagro, #751 has the Euro version Yanmar (3GM30FYEU) and writes: Johnson Pump, USA does not sell a rebuild kit for our pump version F4B-903. Here are the correct impeller numbers (both Johnson and Yanmar) for this model as well as the individual part numbers required ...
by Jeffrey Hare on 04/03 08:42PM - Story - 3,575 Hits
28.Stripped threads on the Jabsco Head Pump
Tag: head pump After reading the May issue of Mainsheet, Australian C-320 owner Mike Cole, Mio Dio, #421 passed on this tip applicable to stripped threads or broken bosses on the OEM Jabsco Head Pump, a common occurrence when getting a bit assertive in reassembly. Mike writes: Some years ago ...
by Jeffrey Hare on 04/03 08:34PM - Story - 2,543 Hits
29.Routing Ducting for a Reverse Cycle AC Upgrade
Tag: upgrades interior There are no pre-engineered duct paths built into the C-320 contrary to some widely held beliefs. Some HVAC upgrades are very simple and minimize ducting and attendant carpentry associated with concealing the ducting. Others like the ones pictured here are more complex and involve a great deal ...
by Jeffrey Hare on 02/14 08:16PM - Story - 4,501 Hits
30.Adding a Dedicated Starting Battery to the C-320
My dedicated starting battery is sitting on a shelf that I added in the space just forward of the forward 4D in the starboard side settee. As a slight port list is typical for many C-320 owners and the space is ample for the purpose, this is a favorite location ...
by Jeffrey Hare on 11/02 12:21PM - Story - 1,313 Hits
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