Catalina Mainsheet
C470 Technical Notes

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YearMonthVolNoTitleKey Word / TopicsDownload Link
1998Nov164refrigeration; generator; delivery of hull 3Download
1999May172Refrigeration, Cabinetry, Chain Plate Leaksrefrigeration; anchor roller; motor hoist; davits; generator priming; radar mount; hailer; VHF remote; autopilot remoteDownload
2001May192bottom painting hull 3Download
2001Aug193Generator Exhaust Failure and CO Detector Problemsgenerator exhaust failure; CO detecto; extra storageDownload
2001Aug193CO detector problem; engine start fix; bermuda race measurement; Lewmar winch maintenanceDownload
2002Feb201ORC Category I Modifcaions for the C470,; mainsail battcar systems; radar arches; dripless shaft seal problemsDownload
2002May202Safety at sea Preventing Boat Loss Part 1; remote control windlass and rode counter; spurs vs prop protectorDownload
2002Aug203Safety at sea - preventing boat loss Part 2; dripless shaft seals; battery and electrical managementDownload
2002Nov204Safety at sea - preventing boat loss Part 3,Download
2003Feb211Interphase phased array sonarDownload
2003May212anchor washdown system; situational awarenessDownload
2003Aug213SSB installationDownload
2003Nov214Lightning Part 1Download
2004Feb221Lightning Part 2Download
2004May222Lightning Part 3Download
2004Aug223DC & AC panel metersDownload
2004Nov224Wind generators and the C470wind generatorsDownload
2005Feb231dry bilgesDownload
2005May232soundproofing the engine compartmentDownload
2005Aug233dinghy transport; water tank to wine lockerDownload
2005Nov234fuel maniflod; storage lockers; installation of a LectraSanDownload
2006Feb241bow thrusterDownload
2006May242Dutchman boombrakeDownload
2006Nov244Wells Marine archDownload
2007Feb251radar contactsDownload
2007Nov254windlass maintenanceDownload
2008Feb261Open Ocean Race prepDownload
2008May262diving compressorDownload
2008Nov264soda blastingDownload
2009Feb271HD TV installationDownload
2009May272A Heated Issueengine heat exchanger servicingDownload
2009Aug273When more room is neededinterior storage spaceDownload
2009Nov274Windlass Surprises and Underwater Lightswindlass maintenance; underwater lightsDownload
2010Feb281Heat and Scale… Finally, a Happy Tale!Fischer-Panda generator heat exchanger maintenanceDownload
2010May282Undrwater Maintenanceunderwater maintenanceDownload
2010Aug283Drivebelts and Oil SealsYanmar; drivebelts; oil seals
2011Feb291engine temperature and exhaust smokeDownload
2011May292bottom paintDownload
2011Aug293Fisscher-Panda generatorDownload
2011Dec294Anchor Chain Twistanchor chain twistDownload
2012Mar301The Mystery of MaintenancemaintenanceDownload
2012Summer302Storage Ideas and Space Enhancements from a Full-Time Live-aboard CruiserInterior storage space
2012Fall303The Catalina 470 and the Single-handed Sailor; Part 1.Single-handed sailing the C470Download
2012Winter304The Catalina 470 and the Single-handed Sailor; Part 2Single-handed sailing the C470Download
2013Spring311Managing the Noisy World in a Modern Electronic Sailboat12-V conditioned power for instrumentationDownload
2013Summer312Little Things That Can Bother and Biteantisiphon loop; hose clampsDownload
2013Fall313Padding About in the C470.Use of an iPad as a cuising informationa and navigation toolDownload
2013Winter314Windlass Downs & UpsTroubleshooting and maintenance of Maxwell 1500 windlassDownload
2014Spring321Padding About in the C470, Part IIUse of an iPad as a cuising informationa and navigation toolDownload
2014Summer322Arching OnwardInstalling a stern arch for dinghy and solar panel mountingDownload
2014Fall323Exhaus System "Hump Hose"Yanmar; Installing new Alternator; Protecting exhaust "hump hose" from damageDownload
2014Winter324A Non-Starter Starter.Replacement of Yanmar starter motorDownload
2015Spring331Raw-Water Cooling System IssuesYanmar; Raw-Water PumpDownload
2015Summer332Best Seat in the HouseInstalling a NavseatDownload
2015Fall333In-mast Furling Mechanism Alert!Critical maintenance check of in-mast furling mechanismDownload
2015Winter334Never Assume… Raw Water Cooling System IssuesYanmar raw water pump pinhole leak repairDownload
2016Spring341Power to the Cruiser!Installation of flexible solar panels on bimini
2016Summer342The Case of the Jinxed Generator.Troubshooting FPG cooling problems
2016Fall343Maxwell 1500 Windlass troubleshooting and maintenanceMaxwell 1500 windlass gear box missalignment issues
2016Winter344C470 Compression Post Access Holemast compression post; wire access port
2017Spring351USCG and fixed bridge clearancesArticle on USCG supervision of fixed bridge clearances
2017Summer352New VHF Cable in the MastRunning new VHF coax from bilge to mastheadDownload
2017Fall353WiFi Depthsounder for TenderInstallation of SonarPhone for use in dinghy; depth survey
2017Winter354Caulk ItRepairs to stern shower bulkhead due to long term water leak damage
2018Spring361Drip… Drip…Troublshooting and replacement of Yanmar fresh water prump
2018Summer362You don’t carry a spare for that??!!Troubleshooting and repair of water strainer for generator
2018Fall363Heavenly Stairway.Replacing companionway stair treads
2018Winter364Corrosion of Wires of LED Running LightsProblems with small-gage non-tinned wires on LED lights
2019Spring371Power On Deck!Installing 12 V DC; USB, and 120 V AC power on companionway deck
2019Summer372Changing of the GuardInstalling new Raymarine Axiom Pro Navighation Electronics System
2019Fall373Three Simple Pieces to Make Cruising Simpleoil dipstick retainer; fuel port adapter; deck hatch hinge maintenance & seals
2019Winter374Charts, Sonar Charts & Sonar Livecharts; sonar charts; sonar live
2020Spring381Purrring Along for a Long Time….Yanmar; engine; 1000 hour maintenance
2020Summer382Don’t Take the Starter for GrantedYanmar; starter
2020Fall383Charging Onward!generator replacement; northern lights