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Catalina Factory Tour and Good-Bye Gulfport (e.83) | ā›µ The Foster Journey

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Location: Gulfport
Latitude: 27.75000000
Longitude: -82.70000000
Published: 19 Aug 2021

In the last episode we began our race against hurricane season down the west coast of Florida, and in this episode we pause in Gulfport, Florida and tour the Catalina Yachts Factory with two friends (thx, D & M!). Also, I share some technical information about our decision to buy a Catalina 387. Then we take a wet ride back to Cadence, change the oil, and say good-bye to Gulfport!
Hope you enjoy.
Cheers,
Matt
SV Cadence

00:00 Episode 83
00:15 Gulfport Marina
00:55 Catalina Factory
01:21 Why a Catalina?
01:55 Capsize Ratio
02:12 Ballast to Displacement Ratio
03:37 Displacement to Length Ratio
04:45 Cross-Section of a Catalina Hull Design
06:04 Stainless Steel Tie Rods (Chainplates)
06:33 Factory Tour
09:15 Rainy Dinghy Ride
10:52 Final Sunrise in Gulfport, FL

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