Sparkles and Wine

Sparkles and Wine Gary L. Snyder 10/11/2004 Hull #: 323 No red wine for you!!! I know it may seen harsh in a Soup Natzyish way but we have always had one rule on board concerning wine. It is not like we are connoisseurs favoring the lighter toned fermentations nor prejudice of color, tones or whatever. The whites and roses’, dry or sweet, sparkling or not seem to do fine. The fact is I am really not much of a drinker. Nor is my wife. Either of our two, almost 30 something, kids could drink us under the table. But, our friends, family and clients really enjoy it. They even expect it to be served on such a fine craft as our Romanza a Catalina 380. It is beautiful and comfortable with plenty of creature comforts, full instrumentation, radar, flat screen tv, stereo, private quest quarters, shower, refrigeration, microwave, all

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How do you get to Mexico

Lloyd Causey 10/11/2004 Hull #: 220 Where do you begin when you are going to do a race to Isla Mujeres, off Mexico’s Yucatan coast? Officially, the race was to start in Pensacola in May. We began our trip in West End, LA in February. At least that’s when we began talking, planning, working and scheming. There were so many things to do to a basically sound boat that is raced almost every weekend. Everything was coming together smoothly until our C380, JAMBALAYA, found the bottom at West End outlet one rough Sunday and bent her rudder shaft. Working with Catalina and our yard, the job was accomplished in near recordime. Catalina built a rudder in one week and our yard found a place in their schedule to get it done. Back on schedule with new sails arriving (there are never too many sails), new sheets spliced, new hardware installed,

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Maxwell RC800 Freedom Series Windlass

Link to RC800 Manual Link to Mainsheet Article – November 2006 Link to Mainsheet Article – February 2007 Link to Maxwell Authorized Service Centers Standard Equipment on early model C380 series boats beginning in midyear 1997 to discontinuation in midyear 2001. The prior windlass (1996 – 1997) was a horizontally mounted VW800 and the later windlass was a vertically mounted VW800 including on the C387. The Freedom system automatically feeds anchor rode into and out of the anchor locker allowing rope, chain or rope/chain rodes. But the chain to rope splice is critical for smooth operation. Reducing the speed make a smoother transition from chain to rope. The transition from rope to chain is by means of a tension arm system inside the enclosed design. Maxwell suggests annual replacement of this inexpensive mail-able item, as the

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