Are You Familiar With the Term, “Land Sinker”?

clearing out Catalina that's been sitting for a few years

It was a gift. A project that I willingly and knowingly took on. Matsu ll, had 3 or so feet of rainwater INSIDE her. Submerging the Yanmar diesel along with a lot of other stuff. A layer of diesel fuel coated much of the inside where the water was. Where the water did not reach, there was thick mold. The boat needed a ton of cleaning. Cleaning I can do, it’s inexpensive and does not require too much technical knowledge. I also knew that a lot of hard work was involved.  After receiving this boat, I sold my little C&C 25 that I had owned for 27 years. The boat I sold was in perfect working condition and clean… On the other hand, while I LOVED my little C&C, I also really wanted a boat with an inboard diesel and a roomier living space.  Anyone who’s ever been on a Catalina 30 knows what I’m talking about, it is unbelievably roomy below. I am totally on a budget. I will do most of the work myself, because I enjoy it and because I cannot afford to get someone else to do it. I scour Craigslist, and Ebay constantly for bargains as well as consignment stores and yard sales. Please feel free to leave a comment or question, I will do my best to get back to you quickly.

1979 Catalina 30, on the hard    

cockpit catalina 30


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5 thoughts on “Are You Familiar With the Term, “Land Sinker”?

  1. joe October 9, 2014 / 9:18 am

    What an exciting adventure Doreen! ! Can’t wait to watch this boat get back on the water.


    • Doreen October 9, 2014 / 9:08 pm

      Hi Joe! I can’t wait either 🙂


  2. Martha October 11, 2014 / 3:28 pm

    Fab read!!! Keep ’em coming!!!


    • Doreen October 11, 2014 / 3:50 pm

      Slowly but surely… it’ll get there 🙂


  3. OS2Dude September 8, 2015 / 8:03 am

    Be sure to check for rot in the compression post and floor of the bilge. Looks rough, but so do diamonds before they’re polished. Hope it’s all cosmetic. Let us know how she turns out.


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