Don Guillette's mods and upgrades on his Catalina 30
Homemade oak engine access door. Former door was too small and it was difficult to remove the water pump.
Solar panel mounting. Note railing clamps which allow tilting at any angle.
Oak bow seat
TV mount, plus "Lewco" alternator by-pass which is below right of GPS. New style curtains and oak whale.
Removable dinghy davits. Had to removable because marina charges by the foot including anything that sticks out from the bow or stern.
Homemade stern seat using StarBoard.
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.
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.
Simple conversion of internal outhaul system to an external one using two small Harken triple blocks.
Aft quarter berth opening port. 8" Beckson oval is the only one that will fit. Fit is very tight. Measure twice and cut once!
Bungee setup for adjustable fairlead system by Garhauer. Bungee system does not allow you to pull fairlead aft.
Garhauer adjustable fairlead system with mod to allow the fairlead to pulled aft.
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