Owners Database: 1987

(Hull numbers 451 ->522)

 

451 ciao--San Francisco, CA 

Owners Juan A.Spampinato(Jspampi*spam-no-more*aol.com)
Year 1987
Null Number 451
Purchased Apr 2001 
Marina  
Longest/noteworthy voyage  
Rig Standard 
Keel Fin 
Comments I Bought this Catalina 34 Today(4/9/01) Previous name: Starfire

452 Dutch's -- San Diego, CA

Owner (email) Adriaan W. Veldhuisen(adriaan.veldhuisen*spam-no-more*ncr.com
Hull Number 452
HIN  
Year 1987
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 12/97
Upgrades New Depth, Speed, Wind, Autopilot Interface Changed Spinnaker rigging
Planned Upgrades New sails, Solid Boom Vang, Windlass
Longest/Notable Voyage Ensenada, Mexico
Can Share Information about  
Need information about How to add a manual windlass
Comments What is the Southern California PHRF rating?

453 Surprise -- Long island Sound

Owner (email) Victor Suben (vsuben*spam-no-more*optonline.net)
Hull Number 453
Year 1987
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 5/2003
Upgrades  
Future Upgrades At times why I press the starter button, nothing happens. Pressing the button a second time gets the engine started. I believe this is due to high resistance in the ground cable between the battery and the engine. Among the first items I intend to do is to measure the resistance in the cable, and if it is high, to replace it.
Longest/Notable Voyage Since we purchased this boat this past spring which was very wet here in the northeast, there was considerable delay in moving the boat from a yard near the Rhode Island border to Port Jefferson located on Long Island New York's north shore.

As a result of electrical problems uncovered just before we started out, we had about a six hour delay before we could start our voyage.

Since it was almost mid afternoon when we started, once we cleared the breakwater at Stonington Harbor, we motor sailed through Fishers Island Sound, past Mystic and New London, CT.

The skies were getting cloudy again at about 1800 hours, and after a long and frustrating day, we decided to stop in Old Saybrook, CT for the night.

When we were unable to rouse anyone at either marina near the mouth of the Connecticut River, we decided to tie up to the gas dock at one of them. The plan was to resume our journey before dawn to catch the tide and beat the bad weather that was forecast.

The bad weather arrived prematurely, and we decided to leave Surprise at a Yacht Club in Old Saybrook and return the following weekend.

When we returned the following Saturday, we found Surprise still securely attached to the mooring, but when we tried to move away from the mooring, we found Surprise was resting in the mud.

After a kind soul in a neighboring boat towed us out to deeper water, we resumed our journey. Severe weather was forecast for late in the day, and although the wind direction was not particularly helpful, the tide was. And so we motored about 40 miles from Old Saybrook to Port Jefferson, and arrived just as the heavy rain was beginning.

While having dinner in a nearby restaurant later that evening, the storm grew so violent that the electricity in POrt Jefferson was cut off for about two hours.

It is an interesting experience to dine in a restuarant with only candle light, and not hot coffee because the urn is electrically operated.
Comment  

457 Panic --  Rye, NH

Owner (email) Brian Nickerson (Zeek2855*spam-no-more*msn.com)
Hull Number 457
HIN  
Year 1987
Boat Name Entry  
Marina Marblehead
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 4/2003
Upgrades Many, including larger batteries, radar, GPS/plotter, sails, running rigging, CQR anchor, VHF radio...
Planned Upgrades Larger boat.
Longest/Notable Voyage Eliot ME to Marblehead MA, course = 182 degrees, wind from South at 24 to 28 knots.
Can Share Information about Radar/GPS installation, stern mounted radar mast.
Need information about Flex-O-Fold prop.
Comments Great boat, very comfortable, handles well, but lacks storage for cruising.

459 Proud Mary -- Kentucky Lake

Owner (email) Bill Hatter / Becky James (bbhatter*spam-no-more*aol.com)
Hull Number 459
HIN ctyp0459c787
Year 1987
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 6/01
Upgrades New VHF Radio
Bimini
Planned Upgrades Replace the Dodger
Replace Sail Cover
New Sails
Longest/Interesting Voyage  
Can share info about Winch maintenance
Need info about Conversation on the care & feeding of the Universal Diesel.
Comment  

460 New Moon  --  Longport, NJ

Owner (email) Steve Michel (michelsecurity*spam-no-more*erols.com)
Hull Number 460
Year 1987
Marina Longport, NJ
Rig Tall
Keel Wing
Date Purchased Feb 1999
Planned Upgrades GPS, INVERTER, GENOA,AUTOHELM

464 2nd Wish -- Long Beach, CA

Owner (email) Leonard Hirsch(leonardhirsch*spam-no-more*msn.com)
Hull Number 464
HIN  
Year 1987
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 5/97
Upgrades  
Planned Upgrades  
Longest/Notable Voyage  
Can Share Information about Dutchman flaking system
Need information about  
Comments  

466 Mirage -- Bay City, MI

Owner (email) Jim Griffin (mailto:jimgriffin*spam-no-more*tir.com)
Hull Number 466
HIN  
Year 1987
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 9/87
Upgrades dodger, refrigerator insulation, engine panel/wiring, backstay adjuster, lazyjacks, cascaded boom vang/cunningham, auxiliary fuel filter and pump, 3 stage 110VAC charger, 120amp alternator, 3 stage alternator regulator, Link 20 battery monitor, 4 golf cart batteries providing 440amp hrs, upsized battery cables, cabin sole refinishing, standing rigging replacement, asymetrical spinnaker, new main and 155 genoa, head inlet configuration change, odor-proofed head piping, lightning grounding, 2 additional bildge pumps, wash board storage, GPS mount at helm, 2 blade folding prop, drivesaver, smoothing and VC-17 on bottom, lee cloths, jackstays, many others to qualify for Mackinac races.
Planned Upgrades  
Longest/Notable Voyage 3 Port Huron to Mackinac Island races under all weather conditions (204 miles).
Can Share Information about Head inlet reconfiguration, head odor elimination, golf-cart batteries (best improvement I have ever made), auxiliary fuel filter/pump system - willing to discuss all mods
Need information about Engine vibration reduction
Comments  

471???? - Chesapeake Bay, MD

Owner (email) Andrew Smith
Hull Number 471
Year 1987
Marina ???
Rig Tall
Keel Fin
Date Purchased  
Upgrades  
Comments  

472  Celestial Melody -- Narragansett Bay, RI

Owner (email) Dave & Toni Smith (davesmith*spam-no-more*ids.net)
Hull Number 472
HIN  
Year 1987
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Std
Keel Fin
Date Purchased May 1997
Upgrades Balmar alternator & golfcart batteries; soleniod for glowplug preheat;
replace electric head with manual; heat exhaust riser; adjustable genoa cars,
mainsheet system, all running rigging, single line reefing, water filter; roller
bearing deck organizers; jack lines ; etc
Planned Upgrades single line roller furling; replace holding tank; larger anchor roller &
extra bow cleats
Longest/Notable Voyage Narragansett Bay to Penobscot Bay, Maine
Can Share Information about  
Need information about  
Comments Rhode Island, Marthas Vineyard and Nantucket cruising

475 KATARINA --  Lake Charlevoix, MI

Owner (email) Larry & Nancy Trumble (katrum*spam-no-more*freeway.net)
Hull Number 475
Year 1987
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Tall
Keel Wing
Date Purchased Jul 2003
Upgrades Bow roller, single-line Hood furler conversion, salon table, galley sink drain, engine panel & wiring harness, starting battery, aqdded insulation to ice box/refridgerator.
Planned Upgrades Anchor windlass, electrical wiring, lighting, storage, high-output alternator, 3-stage
regulator, 3-stage charger.
Longest/Notable Voyage Lake St. Clair to Mackinaw City, MI
Can Share Information about Any upgrades, etc.
Need information about  
Comments Have a custom trailer to haul the C34

477 Sea Scout -- Channel Islands Harbor

Owner (email) Mike & Joan Schuster (my88b*spam-no-more*warthlink.net)
Hull Number 477
HIN  
Year 1987
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 11/2001
Upgrades  
Planned Upgrades  
Longest/Notable Voyage  
Can Share Information about  
Need information about refinishing teak and holly sole
Comments  

484 SoundAffect -- Tacoma, WA

Owner (email) Bruce & Sue Campbell (brcampbell*spam-no-more*natpipe.com)
Hull Number 484
HIN  
Year 1987
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Std
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 10/99
Upgrades Automatic Bilge Pump, Battery Charger, added heat vent from Espar diesel furnace into cockpit for those chilly evenings. Cockpit table
Planned Upgrades Rigid Vang, Cruising Spinaker Al's Hanging locker storage shelves. Smaller main salon table. Shelf above sink. (Al's again) Rigid Vang & adjustable backstay
Longest/Notable Voyage Our first real cruise wass to the San Juans! Two weeks in August of '99. A must if you can get Anacortes you can charter a boat..
Can Share Information about How I added the heat vent into the cockpit.Simple cheap conversion of a coffee table from Ikea to a cockpit table. Two folding legs and to clips to attach to the steering pedestal.
Need information about Has anyone installed an extension hose from either the galley or the head to allow a "pressure" shower in the cockpit, or to be used as a washdown hose?
Comments  

489 Segovia (1987) -- Atlantic Highlands, NJ

Owners Alex Cheyne (cheyne*spam-no-more*comcast.net)
Purchased October, 1996
Marina Atlantic Highlands
Boat Name Entry Previous owner was a fan of Andres Segovia, the classical guitarist. He named the boat Segovia. I am also a guitarist so felt the name worked well for me also.
Longest/noteworthy voyage Atlantic Highlands to Block Island, RI
Slip Mooring U-3
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Upgrades Stern perch seats, Freshwater Cockpit Shower; Teak grate for head floor.
Can share information about  
Need information about Cabin Lighting
Comments  

491 Watermark (1987)--Mandeville, Louisiana   

Owners Art and Barbara  Bayer (ArtBayer*spam-no-more*aol.com)  
Purchased June, 1997 
Marina Colbert Cove marina 
Rig tall 
Keel fin 

495 Puffin (1987)-- Blaine, WA 

Owners Michael and Gitta Senko (gmsenko*spam-no-more*msn.com
Hull number 495
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Purchased 7/2001 
Marina  
Longest/noteworthy voyage none yet. We are working on getting her to her new slip in Blaine. The trip is from Seattle to Blaine, about 80nm. 
Upgrades  
Future upgrades Electrical system
Anchor system (Bruce anchor,windlass, etc),
Recut mainsail,
folding prop,
dripless shaft seal.
Can share info about We have lived aboard other vessels for 12 years and sailed for over 20. Be glad to help with any questions we can.
Comment  

497 Wind Dancer (1987) -- Victoria, BC

Owners Peter and Jill Favelle (favelle*spam-no-more*islandnet.com)
Purchased April, 1996
Marina Sidney, BC, Canada
Longest/noteworthy voyage Victoria, B.C., to Olympia, Wash.
Rig standard
Keel fin
Distinctive thing about this boat Dark green dodger/sail cover
Need information about C34s offshore
Comments Am having considerable problems with wooden keelsole, I'm finding it impossible to get this wood dry (even after repairing the crack at the forward end of the keel hull join) A further aggravation is the rainwater that comes down the mast and collects in the bilge, and covers a section of the wood that I exposed to identify the problem  in the first place.  Has anyone else had this problem, if so I would appreciate hearing from them.

500 MAK express -- San Diego, CA

Owner (email) Marti Nimke (nimkem61*spam-no-more*bigplanet.com)
Hull Number 500
HIN  
Year 1987
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Tall
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 11/87
Upgrades  
Planned Upgrades  
Longest/Notable Voyage  
Can Share Information about  
Need information about  
Comments  

504 Wind Spirit -- Chesapeake Bay

Owner (email) JIM & JACKIE BRENER (jbrener*spam-no-more*erols.com)
Hull Number 504
HIN  
Year 1987
Boat Name Entry  
Marina Herrington Harbour South
Rig Tall
Keel Wing
Date Purchased 9/99
Upgrades  
Planned Upgrades  
Longest/Notable Voyage  
Can Share Information about  
Need information about  
Comments  

505 Fainche (pronounced "Fanny")-- Mexico

Owner Russ Otto (grussotto*spam-no-more*earthlink.net)
Hull Number 505
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Purchased February, 1995
Marina Alameda Marina, Alameda, CA #430
Longest/Noteworthy voyage San Franciso Bay to Catalina Island
Can share information about Electrical system
Upgrades harken rf
urm-1 anchor roller
35#delta
elect. windless/with cockpit remote
boxed in access for km empellor
spectra watermaker
ssb radio + sailmail +wfax
cockpit ram mike for vhf
stearn pole mounted radar
radar/gpsmap/fishfinder/wp/ws/km/ds at wheel that are
autopilot interfaced
dodger+bimini
cut aft water tank in half and installed 20 gal. fuel tank for a total of 43 gal.
stearn anchor with roller
3-75 watt solar panels
inverter
lewmar rope clutches(two triples) for halyards,reef lines,mainsheet
swival camcleats for the traveler(upgrade to low profile 6 to 1) and ridgid boom vang
line control whisker pole with full mast track and topping lift
all blocks have been replaced with garhaurer light roller blocks
tri-color masthead light
4-grp 31 gel batteries + a dedicated grp 34 starter battery
balmar 100 amp duel output alt.
new inst. panel
upgraded wiring harness
pss dripless shaft seal
eliptical rudder
martec feathering 3 blade prop
north full batten main and jib
Longest/Notable Voyages The boat has been in Mexico since the 2000 BAJA HAHA. We have been as far South as Zuatenejo and as far North as San Carlos. We have had the pleasure of dozens of anchorages in between
Can Share Info about I have installed all the upgrades
Comment The last crossing to San Carlos was from Pto. Chivato, near Bahia Concepcion(late April 2002). Two other Catalina 34's were there when we arrived. One owned by an 80+ year old couple and the other owened by their daughter and son in law. We were going to cross together, but the other boats had to turn back.

509  Makai --  Port Dalhousie, Lake Ontario

Owner (email) PeterVeldhuizen (prv*spam-no-more*gie.ca)
Hull Number 509
HIN  
Year 1987
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Tall
Keel Wing
Date Purchased 9/1999
Upgrades New Genoa, New Genaker, New Canvas, AutoHelm 4000,44-inch wheel
Planned Upgrades  
Longest/Notable Voyage 1000 Islands
Can Share Information about  
Need information about Maximum Propellor Size for the boat to optimize engine performance.
Comments  

510 Happy Wanderer -- Chesapeake Bay

Owner (email) CAROL AND SCOTT COREY (HAPPWANDR*spam-no-more*AOL.COM)
Hull Number 510
Year 1987
Boat Name Entry WE LIKE TO CRUISE TO BOTH THE GUNKHOLES AND THE CROWDED SPOTS.
Marina MARYLAND MARINA, FROG MORTAR CREEK, BALTIMORE
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased 2/87
Longest/Notable Voyage TWO TRIPS TO NEW ENGLAND.
ONE DOWN THE DELAWARE BAY AND OFFSHORE TO BLOCK ISLAND. THE OTHER DOWN THE DELAWARE, UP THE NEW JERSEY INLETS, AROUND SANDY HOOK, UP EAST RIVER TO LONG ISLAND SOUND.
Can Share Information about WAYS TO INCREASE AND IMPROVE STORAGE SPACES.
Need information about THREE BLADED PROPELLER OPTIONS FOR A 25XP
Comments HAVE DONE ALOT OF TEAK TRIM
ON DECK AND BELOW. TOW RAIL, AROUND GALLEY, ETC.

511 Jayzark II (1987)--Chesapeake Bay

Owner Jules (Jay) Levine (JulesIvan*spam-no-more*aol.com)  
Purchased August, 1987 
Marina Regent's Point Marina, Topping, VA (Rappahannock River) 
Longest/noteworthy voyage   Two-week cruise of lower/middle Chesapeake 
Can share info about Lower/middle Chesapeake Bay 

513  Don Miguel -- San Francisco, CA

Owner (email) Emmanuel Uren(euren*spam-no-more*aya.yale.edu)
Hull Number 513
HIN  
Year 1987
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 12/98
Upgrades Mostly repairs of basic equipment that had been allowed to detiorate before I bought into the "Don Miguel Partnership"
Planned Upgrades  
Longest/Notable Voyage As far as I know, we have had races and cruises to Vallejo and Benicia (about 50 miles to and fro) and there have been cruises further up the Delta (80 miles?) to Tinsley Island.
Can Share Information about I'm a novice boat owner although I have sailed for many years. I don't have any specific information that I feel would of use to anyone.
Need information about Why does Don Miguel have two (yes two) paddle wheel sensors, under the V-berth for measuring speed?
Comments It's a perfect boat for day-sailing on the Bay or outside the Bay. I and another partner race on a J105, and this boat is great for relaxed sailing.

517 Luffing Off -- Pueblo, CO

Owner (email) Bryan J. Nellor (BNellor32Ford*spam-no-more*cs.com)
Hull Number 517
HIN  
Year `987
Boat Name Entry  
Marina Pueblo, CO
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 5/2002
Upgrades  
Planned Upgrades  
Longest/Notable Voyage  
Can Share Information about  
Need information about  
Comments  

522 Breezin (1987)  -- Long Beach, CA

Owner (email) Keith Finley (keithfinley1*spam-no-more*compuserve.com)
Hull Number 522
Year 1987
Boat Name Entry The title cut on George Bensens album.
Marina Long Beach, CA
Rig Tall
Keel Wing
Date Purchased 2/89

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