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Don Guillette's mods and upgrades on his Catalina 30

mod1-sm

Homemade oak engine access door. Former door was too small and it was difficult to remove the water pump.

 

Don Guillette's mods and upgrades on his Catalina 30

mod2-sm

Solar panel mounting. Note railing clamps which allow tilting at any angle.

Don Guillette's mods and upgrades on his Catalina 30

mod3-sm

Cockpit shower

 

mod4-sm

Oak bow seat

 

Don Guillette's mods and upgrades on his Catalina 30

mod5-sm

TV mount, plus "Lewco" alternator by-pass which is below right of GPS. New style curtains and oak whale.

 

Don Guillette's mods and upgrades on his Catalina 30

mod6-sm

Removable dinghy davits. Had to removable because marina charges by the foot including anything that sticks out from the bow or stern.

 

 

mod7-sm

Homemade stern seat using StarBoard.

 

Don Guillette's mods and upgrades on his Catalina 30

mod8-sm

Homemade oak steps with routered curved edges. Plastic pipe clamps hold steps in place.

Longer steps have a cutout on each end that the vertical tubes pass through to prevent steps from rotating.

 

Don Guillette's mods and upgrades on his Catalina 30Don Guillette's mods and upgrades on his Catalina 30

mod9-sm

Simple oak holder for GPS with a VHF speaker attached. Green light indicates when solenoid for glow plugs is energized.

Also note: thru hull plug used for traveler control line. Curved traveler ended at zipper. Garhauer straight track, using existing teak block, neccesitated the need for a hole in the window.

 

 

mod10-sm

Simple conversion of internal outhaul system to an external one using two small Harken triple blocks.

 

Don Guillette's mods and upgrades on his Catalina 30

mod11-sm

Aft quarter berth opening port. 8" Beckson oval is the only one that will fit. Fit is very tight. Measure twice and cut once!

Don Guillette's mods and upgrades on his Catalina 30

mod12-sm

Bungee setup for adjustable fairlead system by Garhauer. Bungee system does not allow you to pull fairlead aft.

 

 

mod13-sm

Garhauer adjustable fairlead system with mod to allow the fairlead to pulled aft.

 

Don Guillette's mods and upgrades on his Catalina 30

 

 

Note: The use of a track mounted padeye between the aft stationary car and the sliding car. It would be possible to attach two small blocks to the loops welded to the cars, but there is a question about the robustness of the loops.

 

 

Don conducts sail trim seminars through out Southern California and also hosts a sail trim forum on www.sailboatowners.com

 

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