Owners Database: 2001

(Hull numbers 1519 -> 1597)

1519 KALU -- Bradenton, FL

Owner (email) Lyle Place (lplace1*spam-no-more*verizon.net)
Hull Number 1519
Year 2000
Boat Name Entry  
Marina Bayshore Gardens
Rig Tall
Keel Wing
Date Purchased Jan 2005
Upgrades This is a 2001 Model boat with full electronics including radar, air conditioning/heating, leather interior, and in-main furling with roller reefing in the jib.
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1520 Wind n Sea -- Ventura, CA

Owner (email) Jim and Judy Graves (gravesjj*spam-no-more*roadrunner.com)
Hull Number 1520
Year 2001
Marina or Mooring location At our own dock
Rig Tall
Keel Fin
Date Purchased Jan 2007
Upgrades o The Maxwell 500 windlass needed to be to be improved. A chain gypsy modification kit was installed. 100' chain and a 33lb Bruce anchor were added.
o Gori three blade folding prop and Shark cutter were installed.
o I also added a telescoping whisker pole.
o The refrigerator door needed a piano hinge
o The Macerator needed replacement.
o Engine fresh water pump was leaking and repaired
o Shroud chainplates were leaking and rebedded
o Access to stuffing box was improved and new packing was installed at last haul out.
o Stern anchor storage was improved.
o Extra boarding handles were installed on the stern.installed.
o Second reef for main fixed and rove.
o Honda generater rigged for charging while at the islands.
o Strorage boxes and bins rigged for hanging locker next to chart table.
Planned Upgrades I wish to run second jib halyard to fly a second head sail down wind.

I need to find out why the water heater fresh water exit hose blows off from too much pressure when the engine is running a normal runing temperature? We have to turn off the water pressure when the engine is running.

Longest/Notable Voyage We delivered the boat to our dock in Ventura from the San Diego Yacht Club.
We also sail the Channel Islands and a few trips to Catalina Island on Ventura Yacht Club cruises.
Can Share Information about I can share information on about any subject except the 12 volt charging system.
I obviously need to read more.
How Boat Was Named The previous owner had a son as a surfer who used to surf at a popular surf spot called Wind n Sea. Judy and I have a son who was an avid surfer and the majority of the family liked how it looked on the hull as well as the sound.
Comments

The 34 is a good sailing, well balanced, and comfortable cruiser for us and my son's family. Our previous boat was a 30 O'day, so this boat seems very roomy and more stable.

Anyone have any ideas about the water heater problem? The fresh water exit hose comes off the nipple when the water pressure is on and the engine temp is at normal operating temp.

 

1522 K-Lynne --  San Juan Islands

Owner (email) Steven Clevenger (kayeclevenger@home.com)
Hull Number 1522
HIN  
Year 2001
Boat Name Entry  
Marina San Juan Islands
Rig Tall
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 3/2000
Upgrades GPS, Plotter
Planned Upgrades Radar, Second Reef
Longest/Notable Voyage Local Islands
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Need information about Where are the zincs located on the hull?
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1526 Finally -- Boston, MA

Owner (email) James J. Mc Carthy(Jaysail@mediaone.net)
Hull Number 1526
HIN  
Year 2001
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased 3/2001
Upgrades Inverter
micowave
computer tie in with raynav stytem
controls
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Longest/Notable Voyage Our fleet takes 2 week cruises either to the Cape cod area or Maine
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Comments Boat sails great and Catalina did a great job.

1527 Patriot -- Flathead Lake, MT

Owner (email) Roy & Karen Hollandsworth (hgrain@3rivers.net)
Hull Number 1527
HIN  
Year 2001
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Tall
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 6/23/2000
Upgrades Max-prop
Hard bottom paint
Honda Generator (nice)
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Can Share Information about where to find the water leaks in the back bedroom
use of a flaking system
sail slug breakage
winterizing
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Comments great boat, have sailed it 2 years and still find little things. Have but serveral ideas to work from the 34 org.


Good stiff boat and will handle a lot of wind.


cockpit will hold 12 for happy hour

1528  ??? -- LA Harbor

Owner (email) Matt Mettler (kannem@ix.netcom.com)
Hull Number 1528
HIN
Year 2001(?)
Boat Name Entry
Marina LA Harbor
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 8/2000
Upgrades Added 100% Jib
Planned Upgrades Awning
Longest/Notable Voyage Cruise to Channel Islands and
Santa Barbara
Can Share Information about Raytheon Electronics
Cruising spinnaker
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1530 Beausoleil -- Eastern Long Island

Owner (email) russ and anke jackson(www.rushmere5@aol.com)
Hull Number 1530
HIN  
Year 2001
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased 10/2000
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Comments I cannot believe what a great boat! 20 knots of wind with 6.2 hull speed and very stable

1531 Primrose -- Forked River, NJ

Owner (email) (SBART21@AOL.COM)
Hull Number 1531
HIN  
Year 2000
Boat Name Entry  
Marina Tall Oakes
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased 8/10/2000
Upgrades Radar
Planned Upgrades inverter for microwave
Longest/Notable Voyage Block Island RI , 140 NM, 30 HRS
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Comments I HAVE ALL THE OPTIONS, IE RADAR, RAYTHEON FULL INSTRUMENTS, COCKPIT CUSHIONS, BIMNI TOP,DODGER, CD STEREO, FANS, ETC.
MOST COMFORTABLE BOAT I EVER OWNED.
PS. MODEL YEAR IS 2001. YOUR YEAR BOX ONLY WENT TO 2000.

1536  Corvair -- Lake Michigan

Owner (email) Lawrence & Patricia Meekma (lmeekma@attbi.com)
Hull Number 1536
HIN  
Year 1536
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Tall
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 9/2001
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Can Share Information about Purchasing a sailboat on impulse
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1538  Sobriquet  -- Hamilton, Ontario

Owner (email) Dee & Bruce McNichol(bmcnichol1@home.com)
Hull Number 1538
HIN CTYP1538H001
Year 2001
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased 7/2001
Upgrades autopilot, GPS, 100 amp alternator, full cockpit enclosure, chain windlass, TV antenna, isolated engine battery, stereo w/ 6pack CD player, 3 blade prop, VHF w/RAM, color TV, microwave oven, furling mainsail, extra shorepower outlet
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???  Sunseeker -- Whitsunday Island, Australia

Owner (email) Warren McKinney (warren@seekersaustralia.com.au)
Hull Number ???
HIN  
Year 2001(?)
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 9/2000
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Can Share Information about windlass
anchor chain
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Comments Appreciate comments;
The standard horizontal windlass installation does not provide a safe or secure drop or recovery of the chain resulting in overruns of the chain.
On engine shut down there is a definite "clank" from the shaft hitting the stern tube-possibly the stern tube was not lined up correctly on installation.
Have other members had these problems?

1539 Maple Sugar -- Ottawa, Canada

Owner (email) Victor Menasce (victor.menasce@sympatico.ca)
Hull Number 1539
HIN  
Year 2001
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased 11/2000
Upgrades Autohelm 4000+, Atkins & Hoyle Davits, Track on Mast for Spinnaker, Full Screen Enclosure for Cockpit, Lightning Protection, Hammock for foredeck.
Planned Upgrades Inner Forestay and running backstays to make a cutter rig for offshore sailing.
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1541 Spindrift -- Delaware River

Owner (email) david kimmelman (?)
Hull Number 1541
HIN  
Year 2001
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased 1/01
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1544 Whisper -- Tampa Bay, FL

Owner (email) John & Nancy Jenkins(PMIJJ@aol.com)
Hull Number 1544
HIN  
Year 2001
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased 2/2001
Upgrades Auto Pilot, AC, Roller Furling Main, 150 Genoa, third "starting" battery, Inverter
Planned Upgrades Maptec GPS
Longest/Notable Voyage Waiting on delivery Feb 23, 2001
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Comments This boat replaces our Catalina 30. We are active in the Tampa Bay Catalina Owners Association. Look forward to hearing from other 34 owners

1546 Strutter -- Jacksonville, FL

Owner (email) Garron & Kelly Morris (GSMorris@telocity.com)
Hull Number 1546
HIN  
Year 2001
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased 10/00
Upgrades Autopilot, GPS
Planned Upgrades 2nd reef, A/C-heat
Longest/Notable Voyage Will be moving her to Norfolk, VA in February 2001
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Need information about Would love info on pros/cons of installing reverse cycle A/C and whether or not it's a job I want to tackle myself
Comments I'll be living aboard in the Norfolk area for the next couple of years.

1549  Eleventh Hour II -- Newport, RI

Owner (email) Roger & Eileen Warburton(roger@warbs.net)
Hull Number 1549
HIN  
Year 2001
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased 1/01
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1554 Equilibrium -- San Francisco Bay, CA

Owner (email) Hal DeVera (hal@devera.org)
Hull Number 1554
HIN  
Year 2001
Boat Name Entry  
Marina Benicia Marina
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased 11/2000
Upgrades cockpit mounted table, Color Chartplotter/GPS/Radar, inverter, furling mast, dodger, dripless shaft, upgraded windlass to include chain gyspy, and diesel heater.
Planned Upgrades diesel heat
Longest/Notable Voyage Just got boat and brought Equilibrium from Alameda, CA to Rio Vista area. It was cold and wet but the winds and currents were with me.
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Comments My last boat was a Valiant 42 and so far I have to say the Catalina 34 is actually a lot more fun to sail. Haven't taken her out in heavy winds yet, so the judgement is still out.

1555 Mariah III -- Anacortes, WA

Owner (email) Jack & Ruth Hutteball (jhutteball@hoarch.com)
Hull Number 1555
HIN  
Year 2001
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Tall
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 7/01
Upgrades  
Planned Upgrades Chartplotter
Cockpit table
Longest/Notable Voyage  
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Comments This is our third sailboat but our first Catalina. We could not be more pleased after sailing her in the San Juan Islans for the summer.

1560  Windsong -- Pamplico Sound, NC

Owner (email) Jack & Karen James (windsong34@mindspring.com)
Hull Number 1560
HIN  
Year 2001
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Tall
Keel Wing
Date Purchased 12/02
Upgrades AutoHelm 4000+; Raytheon RL70RC Chartplotter/GPS;
Anchor Washdown; Reverse Heat/AC; Freedom 10 Inverter; Cockpit Table; Cabin Fans; Stereo CD & Changer; Cockpit cushions
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Longest/Notable Voyage Inaugural Sail from Washington, NC to Bath, NC (Blackbeard's home port, ying up at the Town Docks for the night. A beam reach in 20 knots of wind "washing the windows." The boat performed beautifully making us feel safe and secure.
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Need information about "Sticking" Sliding Companionway Hatch - we get in and we can't get out. It seems to be temperature related. We've tried lubricating but it still sticks. Catalina says just see if it gets better after a period of warm weather and use.
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1563  Jammin' - Lewis & Clark Reservoir, SD

Owner (email) Randy & Gayle Eide (Eidex2@aol.com)
Hull Number 1563
HIN CTY P 1563 L 001
Year 2001(?)
Boat Name Entry
Marina Lewis and Clark Marina, Yankton, SD
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 1/2001
Upgrades
Planned Upgrades Folding Prop, upgraded sails,
Longest/Notable Voyage
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Comments We enjoy chartering every year but our Summer weekends are spent on Jammin'!
Our boat has been a wonderful trainer for handling the 50' we charter down
south.

1566 Lion in the Sun -- Galveston Bay, TX

Owner (email) Russell Martin(jrssailing@aol.com)
Hull Number 1566
HIN  
Year 2001
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased 2/2001
Upgrades  
Planned Upgrades Add radar and possible generator.
Longest/Notable Voyage  
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Need information about I'm not fully comfortable with the operation of the Dutchman flaking system. How tight should they be when raising/lowering the main as well as under sail?
Comments I just purchased a 2001 Catalina 34 and have sailed it twice. I have been delighted with the performance and can hardly wait for warmer weather (I hate the cold). One reason for purchasing the Catalina 34 was this web site. I am most impressed with the support and sharing of information. I hope I can contribute in the future as I learn more about the boat. My application to join the association is on it's way. Thanks for all the good work on this site.

1569  Val Ann -- Gilford, NH

Owner (email) Jim and Valerie Wendell (jwwendell@hotmail.com)
Hull Number 1569
HIN  
Year 2001
Boat Name Entry  
Marina Gilford, NH
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased 2/2001
Upgrades Gray Water System
Planned Upgrades Add Diesel Generator
Add PC/LAN Integrated with ship board electronics including a flat screen monitor, Digital, HD TV and Sat/Tracking
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Can Share Information about How to install a gray water system
Need information about Need to know how to rig the spinnaker? Also would like to know if anyone else is having a problem with a fwd pitched mast?
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1570 Windfall -- Erie, PA

Owner (email) Smith (smithpe@madbbs.com)
Hull Number 1570
HIN  
Year 2001
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased 4/01
Upgrades The boat came with roller furling main and jib, 3-blade prop. Added chart plotter,AM/FM tape player.
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Longest/Notable Voyage Sackets Harbor, NY to Erie Pa via Welland Canal
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1581  "Joint Venture" -- Lake Erie

Owner (email) Chris Crall, Debbie Hall (chris.crall@owenscorning.com)
Hull Number 1581
HIN  
Year 2001
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased 4/2001
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1582 True Luff -- San Pedro, CA

Owner (email) Dale & Sylvia Thompson (sail4dale@juno.com)
Hull Number 1582
HIN  
Year 2001
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased 10/2002
Upgrades Adding Autohelm 4000 +
Dodger
Planned Upgrades Autohelm, dodger, gennaker, Change NavPod from 3 hole to four hole. Have like-new three holer for Raytheon
instruments available at a bargain price.
Longest/Notable Voyage  
Can Share Information about still learning after 18 years in a Cat.30
Need information about SeaTalk operation,Raymarine Wind indicator working intermittently with respect to true wind. A mystery! integrated GPS/RADAR problem keeps saying "no fix"
Comments Would like to race PHRF if we could get PHRF to rate handicap with allowances
for 3 blade prop, roller furling, etc.

1583 Music -  San Diego, CA

Owner (email) Bob & Susan Engelhart (rengelha@aol.com)
Hull Number 1583
HIN  
Year 2001
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Fin
Date Purchased Sep 2006
Upgrades Speed,Depth,Wind,Autopilot, Raytheon Radar,Teak access door on the aisle end of the forward half of settee to access storage underneath. Custon dodger and bimini.
Planned Upgrades Backstay Adjuster, Folding Prop, New Mainsail
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Comments Music was maintained very nicely, and we're enjoying her.

1587 Carina -- Pamlico River, NC

Owner (email) Henry Heck/Mercedes Casanova(casaheck@beaufortco.com)
Hull Number 1587
HIN  
Year 2001
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Standard
Keel Wing
Date Purchased (Ordered) 4/4/01
Upgrades  
Planned Upgrades Schaefer boom furling, RL70CRC radar-chartplotter, ST60 wind package, ST4000 autopilot, Cruisair heat and AC, Separate starting battery, Balmar 115A alternator, Heart 10 inverter/charger, Link 2000R controller, Shaft seal
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1597 Ever After -- Annapolis, MD

Owner (email) Chuck Vogan(csvoganjr@aol.com)
Hull Number 1597
HIN  
Year 2001
Boat Name Entry  
Marina  
Rig Tall
Keel Wing
Date Purchased 5/2001
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