Owners Database: 1988

(Hull Numbers 520-579)

??? Awesome -- Marine Del Rey, CA

Owner (email) Luther Kroninger, Jr. (mailto:lutherk*spam-no-more*mdsystems.net)
Hull Number  
Year 1988
Boat Name Entry  
Marina Marine Del Rey
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 6/97
Upgrades Autopilot,Radar,GPS
Planned Upgrades  
Longest/Notable Voyage MDR/San Diego
Can Share Information about "Interior Systems", Plumbing, Propulsion, Electrical
Comments GREAT BOAT!!!!!!!!

520 Sponge Cake -- Elizabeth City, NC

Owners Samuel and Janet Jones (  jcb123*spam-no-more*adelphia.net
Year 1988
Purchased 2/03
Marina Elizabeth City, North Carolina 
Hull Number 520
Rig standard 
Keel wing 
Upgrades None Yet
Longest Voyage ust moved the boat from Oriental, NC to Elizabeth City, NC in weather that
never rose above freezing. Thank God for Espar Heaters (althoug it only worked
for 1/2 of the trip due to operator error.
Can share information about Don't know enough yet to make sense, except how to reset the Espar heater.
Comment I like my boat very much and hope to put many more miles under her keel.

521 Destiny -- Lake Champlain, NY

Owner (email) Nancy & Pat McCormick (sailfun*spam-no-more*aol.com)
Hull Number 521
Year 1988
Boat Name Entry When we were buying our Catalina 27 we were looking for a name with 7 letters (for the 7 seas) Nancy woke up one morning and said Destiny. Seemed like a good fit. If something works stay with it.
Marina Plattsburgh, NY
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased 8/98
Planned Upgrades New Full Batten Main
Need to get main sheet back to pedistal
Comments  

522 Breezin' -- Long Beach,  CA   

Owners Keith Finley (73412.1177*spam-no-more*compuserve.com)  
Purchased February, 1989 
Marina Alamitos Bay 
Longest/noteworthy voyage San Diego 
Rig Tall
Keel Wing
Comments I've installed a high output alternator and smart regulator. Changed the battery system. Upgraded the traveler and main sheeting system. Changed the reefing system to a single line and led it to the cockpit. I've had the boat for 8 years and do most of the maintenance and upkeep on it myself and if I could add anything I'll sure try 

523 Alcyone --  San Diego, CA

Owner (email) Judi Petty and John Moore (jmoore*spam-no-more*spawar.navy.mil)
Hull Number 523
Year 1988
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased  
Upgrades interior varnish and door under sink
Planned Upgrades autopilot and starting battery
Longest/Notable Voyage being near USA-11 (America's Cup) under sail - it creaks and groans like it'll blow up at any time
Can Share Information about can help with varnish contract specs
Comments Navy housing!

525 X-to-Sea -- Hammond, IN 

Owner Clarence "Skip" Rudy (c.rudy*spam-no-more*worldnet.att.net)
Purchased May, 1996 
Marina Hammond, IN 
Longest/noteworthy voyage About one per week -) ... six-hour voyage across the lake   
Can share info about Martec folding prop, electrical harness upgrade 
Need Improvements to boat/boat systems 

526 Silent Move --  Muskegon, MI

Owner (email) Robert Gronevelt (bgronevelt*spam-no-more*yahoo.com)
Hull Number 526
Year 1988
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 5/2003
Upgrades  
Planned Upgrades  
Longest/Notable Voyage  
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528 Sweet Inspiration -- San Juan Island, WA

Owner (email) Bruce Hoeller (hoeller*spam-no-more*interisland.com)
Hull Number 528
HIN  
Year 1988
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 10/98
Upgrades  
Planned Upgrades Autohelm
Longest/Notable Voyage  
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Comments Found your site when I was looking for replacement cowl vents. Any other thoughts other than what you have on your FAQ advice (Vetus replacement or paint) most welcome. Hope to keep in touch.

533 D'Marie -- Lake Erie

Owners Bradley and Denise Troy (bwtroy*spam-no-more*kellnet.com) (dmarie*spam-no-more*kellnet.com)
Purchased September, 1997
Marina Vermillion, Ohio
Rig standard
Keel fin

534 RCONDO -- St. Petersburg, Fl.

Owner (email) Don Prince (don.prince*spam-no-more*verizon.net)
Hull Number 534
Year 1988
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased 3/2003
Upgrades Engine wiring harness, Autopilot (raymarine 4000 ),designated starting battery, extra cabin lights, additional bow cleats
Planned Upgrades better anchor roller with possible windlass, dodger
Longest/Notable Voyage  
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537 At Ease --Waukegan, IL

Owners Denny Boehmer (dboehmer*spam-no-more*imaxx.net)
Purchased November, 1994 
Marina Waukegan, IL 
Longest/noteworthy voyage Waukegan to South Haven, MI 
Rig Tall 
Keel Fin 
Upgrades Currently in dry dock adding AC/Heat (Marine Air)
Future Upgrades  
Voyage New to me....will update this when I make my first long voyage.
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Comments  

538 Temperance -- Kemah, TX

Owners Dan and  Freddy Tucker (scooter*spam-no-more*startel.net).
Purchased September, 1997
Marina Legend Point
Longest/Noteworthy Voyage Ten miles. Only voyage!
Need I want to replace the head and would like other's input on type or model.
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Comments We are brand new to sailing. We took a friend's advice and brought the C34 because he said it is a good boat, and a forgiving boat to learn on. The boat had been very well maintained with no major problems.  We are planning on sailing in the bay for the first season, then moving on from there. I plan on adding electronics and air conditioning. We are "do it your selfers" so all advise is welcomed.

542 Dutch's -- San Diego, CA

Owner (email) Cheryl Veldhuisen (aveldhui*spam-no-more*millennianet.com)
Hull Number 542
Year 1988
Boat Name Entry We are a family of four.  Two have been born in The  Netherlands, One is Dutch  citizen, two have shared   American/Dutch citizenship, and Cheryl has 25% Dutch  heritage.
Marina South West Yacht Club
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 12/98
Upgrades  
Planned Upgrades Move electronics to wheel post and add wind speed and direction meter
Longest/Notable Voyage Only day sails yet, I'm just starting out
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Comments We've been sailing every week end since we bought the boat at the end of December '98 and we are slowly learning to use the equipment.  I'd like to join an owners  association in the area.

543 Peregrine -- Puget Sound

Owner (email) Tony Deets (mtwain*spam-no-more*despammed.com
Hull Number 543
Year 1988
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Tall
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 11/2001
Upgrades  
Planned Upgrades  
Longest/Notable Voyage  
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Comments  

548  Kuching Ayer -- Chesapeake Bay, MD

Owner (email) Steve Shnitzler (shnitzler*spam-no-more*att.net)
Hull Number 548
Year 1988
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Tall
Keel Wing
Date Purchased 2/02
Upgrades New Galley Counter Top, salon table, main (2003), ez-jax, battery charger, and
unfortunately, a replacement fresh water circulating pump.
Planned Upgrades Wiring harness, upholstery, windlass
Longest/Notable Voyage Deale, MD to Havre de Grace, MD
Can Share Information about sole panel refinish, galley counter top
Comments  

551 Goldeneye II -- Norfolk, VA

Owner (email) Bob Hackett (Ragbagger2*spam-no-more*aol.com)
Hull Number 551
Year 1988
Boat Name Entry The name is a carry-over from an Ericson 29. The name was chosen for the 29 because of gold colored trim. Goldeneye is the name of a very pretty duck.
Marina Bay Point, Norfolk, VA
Rig Tall
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 9/87
Upgrades New sails, refrigeration, central A/C, auto pilot, microwave, added stowage in V berth and quarter berth, replaced sliding plastic panels in main salon with teak and wicker hatches.Central A/C. Improved interior woodwork/storage.
Planned Upgrades Up grade the battery box to accept larger capacity golf cart batteries. Considering a windlass if I can get my electrics beefed up.
Longest/Notable Voyage We just cruise the Chesapeake
Can Share Information about Sole panel refinishing. Lazyjacks. Exterior teak.

552  High Society -- Abaco, Bahamas

Owner (email) Specter, Todd (mallard*spam-no-more*duckus.com)
Hull Number 552
Year 1988
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Std
Keel Wing
Date Purchased 9/87
Upgrades Numerous - if not upgraded have equally replaced or at least tinkered with
every part and system.
Planned Upgrades  
Longest/Notable Voyage Charleston,SC - Key West - Abaco, Bahamas
Can Share Information about Upgrading Hood Rollerfurling to Harken
Comments  

553 Suzie Q -- Mer Rouge, LA

Owner (email) Frank & Susan Williams (iluvmyvet*spam-no-more*myway.com)
Hull Number 553
Year 1988
Marina or Mooring location Picwick lake Aqua harbor
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased Mar 2007
Upgrades Wind direction/speed instrument, Air conditioning
Planned Upgrades  
Longest/Notable Voyage  
Can Share Information about  
How Boat Was Named Wife's name is Susan
Comments I am sure i will have lots of questions. I have already found some answers in the forum. Great reading.

554 Joie de Vie -- Deltaville, VA

Owners Randy and Robin Broach (Randysigns*spam-no-more*aol.com)
Purchased 05/98
Marina Fishing Bay Harbor Marina Pier A, Slip 10
Longest/noteworthy voyage 05/31/98 sailed across the Chesapeake to the shipping channel on the Eastern Shore (markers 49 & 50) turned around and back to Deltaville and the Piankatank River. On the return voyage spotted the Brigantine "Eagle" motoring down the Chesapeake to Norfolk. Quite an impressive sight!
Rig Tall
Keel Wing
Upgrades Installed Stereo with 12 CD Changer.Best upgrade is completely removing the
dining table from salon. Makes for a much more usable area since most meals
are eaten in cockpit.
Can share information about Lettering...I have been a signmaker for 15 years and have lettered many boats. Also can advise how to remove any old lettering.

563  Spirit -- Niceville, FL

Owner (email) Michael and Theresa Vaccaro (vacntess*spam-no-more*cox.net)
Hull Number 563
Year 1988
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased 3/2003
Upgrades New Speed and Depth. 5Kw Seapower engine-driven generator. 450 AH housebank.
Auxillary starting battery. New VHF. AC/DC refrigeration. New main with
Dutchman and new furling genny.
Planned Upgrades  
Longest/Notable Voyage Biloxi, MS to Ft. Walton Beach, F
Can Share Information about Engine-driven AC systems.
Comments Moved up from a Catalina 25. The kids are getting bigger and the boat wasn't!
Really happy iwth our decision to get a bigger boat and stick with Catalina.

564 Therapy -- Selby Bay, MD

Owner (email) John Murray (salrman*spam-no-more*aol.com)
Year 1988
Boat Name Entry It's a totally functional name and while I often wonder if it has been less costly than the real thing it sure works for me
Marina Selby Bay
Rig Tall
Keel Wing
Date Purchased 5/96
Upgrades Wiring harness, rigid boom vang (Garhauer), CD player, cockpit speakers, dodger, bimini, 3rd battery, Seaward engine control panel, Seaward AC/DC control panel
Planned Upgrades Fresh water head, windlass, sail flaking system
Longest/Notable Voyage Perth Amboy NJ to Shadyside, MD single handed
Can Share Information about Seaward control panel

565 Best Friend -- Punta Gorda, FL

Owners Ed and Sara Benson (ebenson*spam-no-more*isni.net)
Hull # 565
Purchased December 1995
Marina Backyard of home
Longest/noteworthy voyage Bought the boat when we lived in San Francisco and sailed extensively in the Bay and the Pacific Ocean.  Now we have moved coast to coast and live in Punta Gorda, Fl. (a sailors paradise with the boat in your back yard.
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Upgrades All new sails including spinnaker, new chart plotter, new dinghy and new bimini (to shade the Florida summer sun).  Have added 16,500 btu airconditoning with vents in all cabins and at navigation table. Vents are on both sides of the hull.
Can share information about Super neat installation of a GPS railmount, and chartplotter (Garmin 205) on the pedestal with no exposed wires.

572 Calico -- Oxnard, CA

Owner (email) Tim Strand & Devin Leonard (timothyastrand*spam-no-more*yahoo.com)
Hull Number 572
Year 1988
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 9/2003
Upgrades  
Planned Upgrades Dodger, sails, spearfishing platform.
Longest/Notable Voyage Cruising the Channel Islands.
Can Share Information about  
Comments  

573 Genesis -- Lake Peublo, CO

Owner (email) Tom and Donna Miller (tlmsail*spam-no-more*adelphiaDOTnet)
Hull Number 573
Year 1988
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 12/1997
Upgrades Wp/WS added.
TV/Phone connector/wiring.
AM/FM/CD stereo and speakers.
Mast steps.
New Head and hoses.
New water pump.
New Y-valve for fresh water tank selection.
Replaced corroded and leaking heat exchanger parts.
New Halogen Track Lighting in Galley

Replacing the Autohelm 3000 with a Simrad WP30 Wheel Pilot with Remote
Addition of a Doyle" Stacpac Mainsail cover system from Doyle sail loft in Houston
Replacement of all running rigging with new Garhauer air blocks
Addition of a boomkicker and elimination of the topping lift
Addition of an "engine room" heater (cold winters!)

Planned Upgrades Cockpit shower
Tank Tender
Stern perch seats
Cabin heater - built in
Xantrex MS2000 Inverter/Charger
Longest/Notable Voyage  
Can Share Information about Any of the above stated completed projects.
Comments "Genesis" has been moved from San Diego, CA to Lake Pueblo, CO. While we will certainly miss sailing the southern California coast, lake sailing with kids and grand kids isn't all that bad either. Moving a 34 foot boat a third of the way across the country was a new experience for us ... and was the cause of many a sleepless night after turning her over to a bunch of complete strangers. As it turns out, everyone involved was very professional and most helpful. In retrospect, it wasn't all that bad.
If anyone wants information or references for the hauler "Anchors Away Marine Transport, Inc" just send us an e-mail.

574 Encore -- SanDiego, CA

Owner (email) Buzz & Maureen Hatheway (mhatheway*spam-no-more*ucsd.edu)
Hull Number 574
Year 1988
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 10/99
Upgrades  
Planned Upgrades  
Longest/Notable Voyage  
Can Share Information about  
Comments  

575 Slowlane -- La Porte, TX

Owner (email) Terry Minter (terryminter*spam-no-more*mac.com)
Hull Number 575
Year 1988
Marina or Mooring location Legend Point
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased Apr 2009
Upgrades

Prop shaft, pss shaft seal, heat exchanger rebuild, chartplotter, instrument cluster, instrument panel, bimini

Planned Upgrades New refrigeration, windlass, feathering prop, hull and topside paint, varnish and new interior upholstery, Possibly a generator (if I can get one small enough), refrigeration, interior cushions, hull paint, running rigging
Longest/Notable Voyage To date - bay sailing, this summer to south Texas and coastal cruising.
Can Share Information about  
How Boat Was Named Every day is a horrendous commute of 100 miles round trip through heavy traffic, usually at speed in the fast lane. Therefore, life in the "slowlane" is a welcome respite from the typical week's activities
Comments  

577 Piece of a Dream -- Nashville, TN

Owner (email) Dr. E.K. Johnson, III (dr_ekj*spam-no-more*bellsouth.net)
Hull Number 577
Year 1988
Marina Percy Priest Lake
Rig Tall
Keel Wing
Date Purchased 9/87
Upgrades A/C,genset,smaller table in stateroom,bar under nav station,Crown head

578 La Vie Dansante -- Marina del Rey, CA

Owners Mike Deats (Nautiboyz*spam-no-more*aol.com)
Hull Number 578
Purchased May, 1997
Marina Marina del Rey
Longest/noteworthy voyage 1 week
Rig standard
Keel fin
Upgrades Radar, GPS, Mast mounted spinnaker pole, Spinnaker, full canvas cockpit enclosure, repalced dinette table w/ smaller 18" round table, vacuflush head, Upgraded batteries to handle refrig., rewired starting battery directly to engine w/ 00 wire.
Future Upgrades Possible add davits for dingy? Either add dutchman or lazy jacks for main.
Can Share info About Women really appreciate the freshwater vacuflush head. Could be a relationship saver.
Comments Be proactive on mechanical and cosmetic maintenance & your boat should be near trouble free.
Replacing the large dinette table with a smaller one seems to more than double interior volume

579 Gaulois -- Washington, DC

Owners Walt Tunnessen (wtunnessen*spam-no-more*verizon.net)
Hull Number 579
Year 1988
Purchased July 2008
Marina Galesville, MD
Rig Tall
Keel Wing
Upgrades New Genoa
Future Upgrades  
Voyage  
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