Genoa Cars from Garhauer

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c350makeway

Genoa Cars from Garhauer

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Although this site has been active for over a week, no postings have been made to this heading.

While we are all concerned with the mechanical systems on our boats, there have been few, if any, postings with respect to the 350's performance under sail. That must mean that Gerry and the rest of the staff at Catalina have done a fine job in meeting the primary goal; that is performance under sail.

Shortly after I purchsed "Make Way" which is fitted with a furling boom, I purchased the adjustable Genoa cars from Garhauer for about $360.00. This is the best performance and safety enhancement you can make!

Armin
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Jack McDonald
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Post by Jack McDonald »

Hello Armin,
The Garhauer adjustable genoa cars sure are a wonderful feature to add to the C350.

I got the optional swivel cams with mine. Therefore, I coil the control line and store it under the dodger. I would prefer a "continuous loop" for the control line. Has anyone rigged a "continuous loop" control line for the Garhauer adjustable genoa cars?
Jack
Friendship
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Chesapeake Bay

Daniel Brodsky
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Garhauer adjustable genoa cars - Warning

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The Garhauer adjustable genoa cars are a wonderful feature to add to the C350. They should be a standard item on this boat. Note: The original blocks cannot touch the glass because there is a stop on the inboard side. The new genoa car system blocks do not have the same stop and they will touch the glass. They can be modified. We had the modification done yesterday when the broken window was replaced.
Daniel J. Brodsky
Holo Nui # 354

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wcconway
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Re: Genoa Cars from Garhauer

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We plan to install the Garhauer adjustable cars in April and would like advice and photos of installations on other 350's. Also any information on part numbers and configuration would be most appreciated.
Wally & Connie Conway
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Pensacola, Florida

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Re: Genoa Cars from Garhauer

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Post Script - I located an artilce that Bill Vanwagoner wrote for Mainsheet in 2009. It is located under the rigging section of the members only technical articles.

I also found our own post from several years ago when we were going to do the installation and had contacted Garhauer for the model #. See that C350IA forum thread at http://www.catalina350.net/phpBB3/viewt ... f=17&t=357 "garhauer ez glide genoa cars"

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Wally & Connie Conway
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Pensacola, Florida

Desiderata

Re: Genoa Cars from Garhauer

Post by Desiderata »

Agree with Armin that the adjustable gennie cars are one of the best safety and convenience features that you can add to a boat.

Rick
Desiderata #441

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