Owners Database: 1997

1323 Quandy -- Mystic, CT

Owner (email) Barbara and Jim Fravel (Bozrahfeed*spam-no-more*AOL.COM)
Hull Number 1323
Year 1997
Marina Fort Rachel Marine
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased Oct. 1998
Comments What type of anchor is recommended for best holding/storing with the 34?

1325 Exile -- Pickwick, TN

Owner (email) David M. Haynes, III (mailto:haynesdm3*spam-no-more*aol.com)
Hull Number 1325
Year 1997
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Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased Sep 1996

1327 Wand'rin Star -- Bellingham, WA

Owner (email) Awaiting new owner
Hull Number 1327
Year 1997
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Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased ? 2007
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1331 Paramour -- New Buffalo, MI

Owners Bill & Peg Davis (mailto:pegdavis*spam-no-more*gte.net)
Purchased Mar 1998
Longest/noteworthy voyage Winthrop Harbor IL to South Haven MI., about a 70 mile trip. In mid May, the mid lake air temperature was about 45 (85 on land). The winds were 15-20 out of the south, waves 3-5 until dark. Thenwind 25-30, waves 5-9. Made for an exciting end to our maiden voyage.Completed the trip in less than 13 hours, dock to dock. Max speed 7.8 knots.
Rig tall
Keel fin
Comments This is our second Catalina, the first being a 1981 C 25. This is definately a big step up, and we are enjoying it.

1335 Starbird -- Federal Way, WA

Owner (email) John & Betty (Starbird*spam-no-more*clearwire.net)
Hull Number 1335
Year 1997
Marina or Mooring location Tyee
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased Nov 2007
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1337 Belle --  Long Beach, CA

Owner (email) Dennis Humphrey (belleca*spam-no-more*worldnet.att.net)
Hull Number 1337
Year 1997
Boat Name Entry  
Marina Alamitos Bay
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased August/1996
Upgrades Balmar 100amp alternator, More batteries, Inverter, Link 10, Martec folder 16*12
Planned Upgrades PSS Shaft Seal
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1338 Ibis -- Chesapeake Bay

Owners Mark and Evelyn Rochlin (Cane75*spam-no-more*aol.com)
Date purchased Dec 1997
Marina Galesville, MD
Rig Tall
Keel Wing

1340 Kelly Day Too -- Mobile, AL

Owner (email) Ed Berger (mailto:Rkcch5*spam-no-more*aol.com)
Hull Number 1340
Year 1997
Boat Name Entry Our first boat a Catalina 30 was named Kelly Day so the second one became Kelly Day Too. A "Kelly Day" is a day off given to municipal Firefighters to reduce their hours worked in a pay period. I was Chief of the Mobile Fire-Rescue Department when I purchased the boat and felt the name was quite appropriate.
Marina Mobile Yacht Club
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased Nov 1996
Upgrades  
Planned Upgrades Currently preparing to install an Autohelm 4000 plus.
Longest/Notable voyage Mobile to Panama City Florida, an overnight trip.
Need information about Installing Autohelm

1342 MeHa -- Chesapeake Bay

Owner (email) David Chu (chuda01*spam-no-more*yahoo.com)
Hull Number 1342
Year 1997
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 9/97
Upgrades Radar, lots of canvas
Planned Upgrades Cruising spinaker
Longest/Notable Voyage  
Can Share Information about Installing radar using Edson components on Mark II's
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1344 Mystic -- Lake Ontario

Owner (email) Dan & Beverly Tadenc (dan.tadenc*spam-no-more*alcatel.com)
Hull Number 1344
Year 1997
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Marina Scarborough Bluffs (CBYC)
Rig Tall
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 9/2000
Upgrades Standard Horizon CP150 Chartplotter
and ICOM VHF w/RAM mic
Planned Upgrades Anchor/Chain, DC manangemment system and inverter
Longest/Notable Voyage Whitby to Kingston, Ontario.
22hrs., approx. 130nm
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Comments With a tall rig and Fin keel, Mystics performance is very impresssive.If you add folding prop, performance genoa and spinniker you will be competitive in club and long distance racing. We're having lots fun with Mystic, the C34 is the perfect boat for our type of sailing and would recommend Catalina to any or all Great Lakes cruisers.

1345 Voyager --Ft. Pierce, Florida

Owners Randy and Jeanne Thies(captrand*spam-no-more*omnicast .net)
Purchased ???3/2001
Marina Harbortown, Ft Pierce, FL
Longest/noteworthy voyage Florida Keys
Rig standard 
Keel wing 
Upgrades Prior owner installed autohelm400;wind,speed,depth, GPSwith repeater, , Inverter Statpower1000, Mermaid 12,500 BTU airconditioning, lightening dissapator grounded to keel along shrouds, JVC AM/FM CD player with cockpit speakers, solar panel connections. Since purchase I have added seperate starting battery, Y valve, PYI dripless shaft seal, Statpower 40 smart charger.
Planned upgrades After this first season aboard should develop quite a list, but am thinking salt and fresh water foot pumps.
Can share info about Abacos, Florida Keys, and the Northwest Coast of British
Columbia. also, posted plans for outboard bracket on "projects" page.
Need info about  
Longest/notable voyage Georgia to Abacos, Bahamas
Comments This site has been a great aid to planning, as have the e mails to many C-34 owners that have had so much of their experience to share. I'l lloking forward to the next 2 months aboard Voyage. She was maticulously cared for by Craig McAllister and I hope to continue the process while making Voyager more comfortable for cruising. She will be our summer floating "cabin"; over the next several years.Tropical Storm Cristobal gave us confidence in Voyager.

1346 Tweety Bird -- San Francisco Bay, CA

Owner (email) Jon Arck, Gloria Kellogg, John & Diane Evans
( gloriajon*spam-no-more*astound.net)
Hull Number 1346
Year 1997
Boat Name Entry  
Marina Emery Cove Yacht Harbor
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased Nov 1996
Upgrades 1750 watt inverter and separate Group 27 starting battery, new Quantum mainsail (loose-footed, with one full and three 60% battens) and a new Quantum 130 jib.
Planned Upgrades Raymarine Autohelm ST4000+ and Icom VHF with wireless remote
Longest/Notable Voyage Monterey, CA (approx. 52 NM)
Can Share Information about inverter and separate starting battery installation
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Comments If you're from outside the SF Bay area and will come here, contact us and we'll be happy to take you out for some of the best, most varied sailing anywhere!

1352 Hali -- Vancover, BC

Owner (email) Lionel Durocher, Walter Francl, David Levi, Michael MacLeod, Niki Garson
(mjm*spam-no-more*mjmacleod.com)
Hull Number 1352
Year 1997
Marina or Mooring location Granville Island
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased Mar 2007
Upgrades Improved - replaced engine mounts and hoses, replaced - relocated heat exchanger, valved off water lines to the hot water tank, replaced bronze propeller shaft with SS, replaced drive shaft - propeller shaft coupling, rebuilt leading edge of rudder around rudder stock.
Planned Upgrades Subject to group approval: radar; FLIR; 2nd and 3rd reefing lines; rope-and-chain gypsey; heavier anchor; storm sail; enlarged rudder; jacklines; new fridge compressor.
Longest/Notable Voyage  
Can Share Information about Terrific surveyor in BC. Repairing handrail bolthole leaks and voids (thanks largely to posts by others).
How Boat Was Named Our sharing group participated in a naming competition by email that was tighter than a Texas senate race, complete with block voting, votes held until the ballots closed, and rotten boroughs. After 7 ballots, "Grace Note" was lading over "Makani" by a nose...until the losing competitors demonstrated that over the radio "Grace Note" sounds like "Gray Snot". "Hali", an early contender, was then nominated from the floor and acclaimed at our first owners' lunch. The Scots in the group liked that the "H" and the "i" from the old name ("New Horizons") could be salvaged for "Hali". It was said that "Hali" means "ocean" in Hawaiian.
Comments C34.org, our surveyor's appreciation of the construction and hull accessibility of the C34, her lines and accommodation, and our group's long association were big factors in buying Hali. In the 1st month of ownership, information on the website ("hard starting", "pedestal table") and posted in response to questions ("Voids(?) adjacent to handrail bolt holes") have saved time and made owning Hali more pleasant.

1354 SteinWay IV -- Milwaukee, WI

Owner (email) Mark Stein (mstein9*spam-no-more*wi.rr.com)
Hull Number 1354
Year 1997
Marina or Mooring location McKinley Marina
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased May 2008
Upgrades We added a splash guard that was custom built by our daughter complete with the boat name and the Catalina symbol.
Planned Upgrades Electronics as soon as we can.
Longest/Notable Voyage The Admiral, and our two crew (ages 12 and 14) and I crossed Lake Michigan last summer (2008)on a bold adventure. We traveled more than 160 nautical miles in about six days. It was a great time and wonderful adventure on the “inland sea.”
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How Boat Was Named It was a play on words combining our last name (Stein), our collective musical abilities to play the piano and our sailing "way" of life. This boat is our fourth since we've been a family.
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1355 Critical Mass - San Francisco, CA

Owner (email) Greg Koering (gkoering*spam-no-more*interserv.com)
Hull Number 1355
Year 1997
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 3/97
Upgrades Autohelm st4000 autopilot
Autohelm st50 wind instrument
Planned Upgrades Radar/Chartploter
Radar Arch
Longest/Notable Voyage  
Can Share Information about Raymarine electronics installation
Need information about  
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1356 Das Boot -- Loveladdies, NJ

Owner (email) Herb and Eileen Marizy (herb.eileen*spam-no-more*verizon.net)
Hull Number 1356
Year 1997
Boat Name Entry  
Marina Loveladdies, NJ
Rig Tall
Keel Wing
Date Purchased 10/2002
Upgrades Installing Autohelm 4000 wheelpilot this winter.
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1359 Patricia --Hingham, MA 

Owners Mike Murphy (Murphblast*spam-no-more*aol.com
Purchased Apr 1997 
Marina Hewitt's Cove 
Longest/noteworthy voyage Scituate, MA for the weekend 
Rig standard 
Keel wing 
Distinctive thing about this boat The prettiest boat on the dock. 
Need information about Correct size and recommended manufacturer for C34 whisker pole. 
Comments I have been an avid power boater for many years.  I purchased a Catalina Capri-16 as a learn to sail boat in 1992.  After the Maiden voyage I was hooked.  I have looked forward to possibly a Catalina 30 for a number of years.I purchased the Catalina 34MKII rather than going the powerboat route of the 28 then the 30 then the 32, etc.   I learned my lesson with other boats.  Look hard, study the options and how the boat will actually be used. Not how you "dream" it will be used. My dealer Eastern Yacht Sales in Hingham, MA is great.  They knew of my limitations and also my lack of experience and helped me order, what I think, was the perfect boat for my family. I can sail it alone and it handles great. 

1360 ?????

Owner (email) ?????
Hull Number 1360
Year 1997
Marina Rock Hall, MD
Rig tall
Keel wing
Name entry
Date Purchased Oct 1998
Upgrades Extra battery bank, 75 AMP alternator
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1361 Dream Weaver -- Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia

Owner (email) Donna Oakley and Matthew Berry(mailto:d.oakley*spam-no-more*qut.edu.au)
Hull Number 1361
Year 1997
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased June 1999
Upgrades  
Planned Upgrades As much as necessay to make it our home
Longest/Notable Voyage Our first weekend was amazing, including a knockdown! I haven't had time to think about what we want to say yet so will email our story within the next few days.
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Need information about Almost everything but specificall at first lack of baffles in fuel tank
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1363 Royal T -- Sag Harbor, NY

Owner (email) Salvatore Tocci (stocci*spam-no-more*aol.com)
Hull Number 1363
Year 1997
Boat Name Entry Our boat's name reflects the fact that it was purchased with writing royalties and incorporates the first letter of our last name.
Marina Sag Harbor, NY mooring
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased February 1997
Upgrades stereo system with cockpit and cabin speakers
Longest/Notable Voyage We finally got to Hamburg Cove near Essex, CT.

1365 Ambitious --  Solomons, Md.

Owner (email) Brian & Amy Reed (reedbr*spam-no-more*erols.com)
Hull Number 1365
Year 1997
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased 12/2002
Upgrades Almost none. She was well outfitted to start and I figured I would use her for a season before I made too many changes. I've just kept up with the maintenance items so far, and upgraded the GPS at the helm. Oh, and I added a 33-lb Bruce anchor which has been worth it's weight in gold.
Planned Upgrades After a season of use, I'm quite pleased and h!
ave only a short list of upgrades. I would like to modify the main reefing system. I would like to add side access (versus top) to storage lockers under the V-berth and stbd salon settee. Lastly, I want to add two active ventilators in the hatches.
Longest/Notable Voyage My wife, I and three kids sailed a week roaming the upper Chesapeake in the summer of 2003. I'm very glad we opted for a newer model with a walk-through transom as we swam every day.
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Comments Third owner. Seems strange for a newer boat. I kept the previous owner's boat name, although the first owner had a different name.

1366 Second Wind --Rock Hall, MD

Owner (email) Marjorie & Louis Berman (louberman*spam-no-more*goeaston.net)
Hull Number  
Year Jan 1997 
Marina or Mooring location Knapps Narrows
Rig Tall
Keel  
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Comments Second Wind is a C34 Mk II.  It has the tall rig with two sets of reef points and Dutchman batt cars to go along with the Dutchman flaking system, 150% genoa, and a wing keel.  The engine is the Universal M35 (30 hp, 4 cylinder).  It has the 3 blade cruising prop (15x9, I think), cockpit cushions, dodger, bimini with bridge, microwave oven, macerator (just in case), and the Autohelm speed, depth, and wind speed & direction.  The boat came with a rope only windlass.  I carry the Max 16 (36#) anchor with 200 feet of rope and 3 feet of chain as my main anchor.  The short length of chain allows me to fully use the windlass.  As a second anchor, stowed in the anchor locker, I carry T-2500 (13#) hi-tensile deep-set Danforth with 200 feet of line and 6 feet of chain. 

1367 Sweet Freedom --  Punta Gorda, FL

Owner (email) Matt and Rhoda Ezra (mattezra*spam-no-more*aol.com)
Year 1997
Marina Our Back Yard
Rig Tall
Keel Wing
Date Purchased Sept. 1997
Upgrades autopilot, wind speed/direction, GPS, radar, air conditioning
Planned Upgrades reroute a/c condenate drain to cockpit scupper drain,dinghy davits
Can Share Information about a/c condensate drain overboard, telivision installation
Need information about Intermittent slow coolant leak - Dinghy davit

1368 Anyway --Lelystad, the Netherlands 

Owners Jan-Willem and Mieke Allersma (Allemail*spam-no-more*worldonline.nl)  
Purchased July, 1997 
Marina IJsselmeer 
Longest/noteworthy voyage Isle of Wight, England, summer 1997 , appr. 900 nm 
Rig standard 
Keel wing 
Comments This 34 mkII is our second Catalina. The first one was a Catalina 28 mkII (build 1995), we sailed about two years noth of Holland, on the Waddenzee and on the Noordzee (Northsea) in the coastal areas. The difference in sailing between the Catalina 28 and the Catalina 34 mkII was much bigger than we had expected. Although we had a lot of small problems, we had a very nice voyage to England. Crossing the Channel with a wind force 7, the boat felt sturdy and safe. 

1369 Euphoria --Alameda, CA 

Owners David and Barbara Wibbelsman (DLWibbe*spam-no-more*aol.com)  
Purchased 1997 
Marina Oakland Yacht Club, Pacific Marina 
Rig standard 
Keel fin 

1370 Mariposa -- Brooklyn, MI

Owner (email) Art & Gayle Greenman (aggreenm*spam-no-more*comcast.net)
Hull Number 1370
Year 1997
Marina or Mooring location Whitehall Landing, Whitehall, MI.
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased Sep 2005
Upgrades Added Dodger and Binimi with center piece and side curtains.
Planned Upgrades New three bladed prop (have folding prop now)
Longest/Notable Voyage Longest cruise was this summer (2007) with my wife,445 miles and gone three weeks and three days.
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How to carry dinghy on fordeck or on stern of boat.
How to carry foldup bikes.
How to rig anchor on bow so one does not have to keep dragging it out of the anchor locker.

How Boat Was Named Art wanted to retire in a town in California named Mariposa. Gayle liked butterflies. Hince - Mariposa (spanish for butterfly)
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1372 Dress Rehearsal -- Roseau, MN

Owner (email) Marty and Leah Sampson (marty.leah*spam-no-more*gmail.com)
Hull Number 1372
Year 1997
Marina or Mooring location Buffalo Point, Manitoba
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased Sep 2010
Upgrades Since purchase, Raymarine C120W GPS, Navpod mounting and 58" angle guard. Magma grill, Walker Bay inflatable, Rocna 15kg anchor, VPC halyards...
Planned Upgrades Lewmar folding wheel
Longest/Notable Voyage Weeklong trips throughout our Lake of the Woods cruising grounds
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How Boat Was Named At one point in my life I was debating taking the risk of making a big change. A friends dad gave me the best advice I'd ever been given. "Boy, this ain't no Dress Rehearsal". When we first saw her she seemed out of our grasp, but we managed to pull it off while remebering this apt advice.
Comments "Dress Rehearsal" was previously named "Lucky Dog".

1373 Cat's Paw -- Portsmouth, NH

Owner (email) Mike & Meryl Roy (roym*spam-no-more*mediaone.net)
Hull Number 1373
Year 1997
Boat Name Entry Cat's paws are the patchy marks of the wind on a calm or nearly calm sea. And we happen to have a cat.
Marina Sound Basin,
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased June 1997
Upgrades Autohelm radar and autopilot.
Can Share info about Had to install dams at the engine mounts to prevent accumulated stuffing box drippings from flowing away from sump and drain under engine when heeling.
Longest/Notable Voyage A  trip to the Catalina Rendezvous in Newport RI, 1997. Motored all the way from Portsmouth to Newport on half a tank of diesel due to calm conditions. Sailed all the way back. The latter was much more fun!
Need information about The fix to prevent water draining from the companionway onto the cockpit seats
Comments Wonderful boat. Combines lots of usable space with good looks and sailing ability.

1375 Not Named Yet (1997)--Lake Ontario, Canada

Owners Rod & Isabel Page (roderick.page*spam-no-more*gecapital.com)
Purchased Mar 1997
Marina Port Credit Yacht Club, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Rig Standard
Keel Wing

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