Owners Database: 1996

(Hull numbers 1298 -> 1344)

 

1298 Kurt Sea -- Weymouth, MA

Owner (email) Kurt Schulte (kschulte*spam-no-more*endcaptech.com)
Hull Number 1298
Year 1996
Boat Name Entry  
Marina Cataumet, Mass
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased Jun 2007
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1300 Trident -- Perry Lake, KS

Owner (email) Kenneth L. Morton (kmorton16@comcast.net)
Hull Number 1300
Year 1996
Boat Name Entry  
Marina Perry Lake
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased 5/28/98
Upgrades Bimini & Dodger
Planned Upgrades  
Longest/Notable Voyage  
Can Share Information about Rig tuning
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1303 Destiny -- Tampa Bay, FL

Owner (email) Ken & Mary Ann Long (saildestiny1@aol.com)
Hull Number 1303
Year 1996
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Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased 3/2000
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Planned Upgrades  
Longest/Notable Voyage We purchased the boat from the original owner in Miami Beach. With the help of some sailing freiends from Michigan, we brought it around the Keys via Marathon back to Tampa Bay. Our first sail on this boat was 350 miles.
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Comments This is the best all around boat for the money.

1304 (Not Yet Named) -- Seattle, WA 

Owner Robert Bonnington ( bob@crystalship.com)  
Purchased Aug 1996 
Marina CapSante Marina
Longest/noteworthy voyage Trip through San Juan and Canadian Gulf Islands 
Distinctive thing about this boat No name yet! 
Rig Tall 
Keel Fin 
Comments Just about everything -- this is our first boat 

1306 Aquila of Menai -- Hamble Point, UK

Owner (email) Taylor Bernard Gorton (CheshirePA@AOL.com.uk)
Hull Number 1306
Year 1996
Boat Name Entry After the constellation
Marina Hamble Point Marina UK
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased June 1996

1312 Breezer -- Lake Erie

Owner (email) Chick Kormanik (AVAVATAVAVA@aol.com)
Hull Number 1312
Year 1996
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased May 1996
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1311 La Vie Dansante -- Cape May, NJ 

Owners Jan and Liz Rupinski (jrupinsk@eticomm.net)
Purchased January, 1997 
Marina Cape May Harbor Marina 
Longest/noteworthy voyage Our initial trip from Riverside, NJ to Cape May, NJ 
Distinctive thing about this boat This is our first boat! 
Rig Tall 
Keel wing 
Comments Any help we can get (first boat) 

1314 Gien -- Netherlands

Owner (email) Bauke Zeijlmaker (bzeijlmaker@hotmail.com)
Hull Number 1314
Year 1996
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased May 1998
Upgrades none
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1315 Buckeroo Banzai --Mystic Seaport, CT 

Owners Rick and Jill Spear (rspear@tknow.com
Purchased December, 1996 
Marina Mystic, CT 
Rig tall 
Keel wing 
Comments This is my second Catalina.  We sailed a Catalina 27 for about 12 years.   This boat is a dream. 

1318 Jubilee! -- Long Beach, CA

Owners Byron Trist (Byron Trist@hotmail.com), Skip Barber, Frank Hough
Purchased June 1998
Marina Alamitos Bay
Longest/noteworthy voyage 1997 Newport-Ensenada Race
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Upgrades Gennaker Bimini Rudder, Angle Indicator
Innerspring V-berth mattress
Hammock
Can share information about Any of the above upgrades

1319  An Affair -- Vancouver, Canada

Owner (email) Bob Hamelin (kelbo@shaw.ca)
Hull Number 1319
Year 1996
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Tall
Keel Fin
Date Purchased Oct 2001
Upgrades auto helm /bimini/chart plotter /extended cockpit drain board
Planned Upgrades  
Longest/Notable Voyage  
Can Share Information about mechanical
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1320 Painkiller -- San Diego, CA

Owner (email) Barry & Cyndee Donaher (bcdonaher@earthlink.net)
Hull Number 1320
Year 1996
Boat Name Entry We're from Scottsdale Arizona and Painkiller is berthed in San Diego (Californians call us "Zonies" as we invade their beaches and enjoy their beautiful weather in the summer ) She's our escape capsule from a hard week at the office and helps kill the pain of 110 degree desert heat. Painkiller is also our favorite drink, one which we got a taste for during our many charter trips to the Virgin Islands, so stepping aboard will always conjure up fond memories. Contact us for our "secret receipe" !
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased Jul 2000
Upgrades Just a dodger and extra start battery, otherwise she's preety decked out
Planned Upgrades  
Longest/Notable Voyage Catalina here we come!
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Comments We were amazed when our seller was given a no questions asked warranty repair for blisters (no pro-rated cost) found during survey. This is a company that stands by their product, no wonder they sell so many boats

1321 Tassber -- Marina Del Rey, CA

Owners Mike  Berlin (tassber@aol.com)
Purchased April, 1998
Marina Marina Del Rey
Longest/noteworthy voyage Marina Del Rey to Avalon
Rig Tall
Keel Fin
Upgrades

I replaced both 4D batteries with 4 T125 6V batteries for a house bank of 470 amps. I added AGT starting battery under the stbd setee. I ran 2/0 to the original battery switch. I installed a Link 1000 battery monitor on the house bank only. I added a Raytheon SL72 radar system. The dome is mast mounted and the screen in mounted on the Edison pedestal in the cockpit. The radar display is linked to the GPS, speed, depth, wind, and auto pilot. All info is available on the screen.

Radar, cruising chute, 470 amp house battery bank, bimini and filler to dodger, second reef in mainsail.

I would be willing to share the details with all members.

Planned upgrades Adding a cruising chute will probably be follow.
Longest/Notable Voyage Marina Del Rey to San Diego
Need information about I'm curious about the history of my boat as I purchased it from the factory after they redid the bottom with an epoxy barrier coat.  I was told it was used in Texas and the factory took it back with gel coat problems.  Anybody out there know the story?
Can share info about willing to share any upgrades including battery bank upgrade
Comments This is my second Catalina, the last a Catalina 30 "Windy Dawn" I owned for 10 years.  I've found the same logic in most of the systems but everything is improved.  Tassber is really nice to sail.

1325 Exile -- Pickwick Lake, TN

Owners David Haynes, III (haynesdm3*spam-no-more*aol.com)
Purchased Sep 1996 
Marina Aqua Yacht Marina
Rig standard
Keel wing 
Longest / Noteworthy Voyage Currently transiting the Tenn-Tom Waterway
Need Information About Having trouble with the companionway hatch -- Leaking and difficult to close even after the factory modification.
Comments This is my second Catalina.  We sailed a Catalina 27 for about 12 years.   This boat is a dream. 

1330 Sereno -- Auckland, NZ

Owner (email) Ray Davies (ray@davies.co.nz)
Hull Number 1330
Marina Waitemata Harbour, Hauraki Gulf
Rig Tall
Keel Fin
Date Purchased Nov 2003
Upgrades Autohelm, feathering prop.
Planned Upgrades  
Longest/Notable Voyage Three day delivery voyage from OPUA, Bay of Islands New Zealand ( a sailors paradise)to Gulf Harbour Marina (Americas Cup playground).

Having previously owned a C36 I was particularly encouraged by the over-all performance and speed of the 34. She has a responsive helm and (unlike the 36), tracks well on all points of sail.
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1336 Island Romance -- Auckland, New Zealand

Owner (mail) Brian & Hetty Goodwin (76 McFadzean Drive, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland, New Zealand)
Year 1996
Boat Name Entry Because we purchased an American yacht and live in New Zealand, we wanted a name that would reflect the origin of the yacht. There are already vessels named Catalina and Avalon here in Auckland, so we chose 'Island Romance' after the 60's hit song - "Twenty Six Miles", by the Four Preps about Catalina Isalnd - 'Santa Catalina - the Island of Romance'
Marina Westhaven
Rig Tall
Keel Fin
Date Purchased November 1996
Longest/Notable Voyage "Island Roamnce" was shipped to New Zealand on a container ship - a voyage of about three weeks duration.
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Need information about How to drain ALL of the oil from the engine when changing the oil.

1344 Current Effect -- Whitby, Ontario

Owner (email) Dan Tadenc (dtadenc@rogers.com)
Hull Number 1344
Year 1996
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Tall
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 9/20/00
Upgrades  
Planned Upgrades  
Longest/Notable Voyage  
Can Share Information about Any question I can answer.
Comments We decided to buy the Catalina 34 MkII for it looks, standard equipment, etc. This boat is the best bang for your buck of all the new boat manufacturers on the market today.

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