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by fjviola
May 17th, 2017, 6:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Supercat 17 footage from drone
Replies: 13
Views: 10059

Supercat 17 footage from drone

T.Peterson,

Excellent 17 piloting, Great sails and Fantastic footage!!
Both of you worked well "together"!

Kevin, you are living life "with" style 8)

Thanks for sharing Captains!

Franklin Viola
ARC 2101
by fjviola
April 12th, 2017, 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Engine
Replies: 2
Views: 3041

Re: New Engine

Kevin
We had a local glass shop here in Kemah, TX paint it.
Thanks!
Franklin
by fjviola
April 11th, 2017, 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pre-Bend
Replies: 9
Views: 7464

Pre-Bend

So how did I celebrate year no. 58 last week? By putting "Pre-Bend" back into my Stick! _FVA1537.jpg 100 lbs (5 gallons deck paint + two sheets of steel) hung off the diamond spreaders = 1.75-inch Pre-Bend _FVA1539.jpg We could really tell the performance difference last weekend when tacki...
by fjviola
April 11th, 2017, 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Engine
Replies: 2
Views: 3041

New Engine

Got new engine for the ARC 21.
5.5 oz Dacron main and jib.
MacMcCallum calls 'em the 'Easter Edition' :lol:
I simply wanted to return to "Beach Cat" Color and Durability 8)
Franklin Viola
ARC 2101
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by fjviola
February 2nd, 2016, 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: glut on the market..............
Replies: 6
Views: 5531

Re: glut on the market..............

MAC!!
This ARC22 would look GREAT in your Fleet!!
http://www.thebeachcats.com/classifieds ... on-ii.html
:D 8) :shock:
Franklin
ARC 21.01
by fjviola
December 27th, 2015, 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On, Donner! On, Blitzen!
Replies: 0
Views: 3057

On, Donner! On, Blitzen!

http://www.violaphoto.com/pod-10dec20-on-donner.htm

Happy Christmas
Merry Hanukkah
Shake It Buddha
Get Down With Kwanzaa
and
Have a Blast With Allah

Franklin Viola
ARC 21.01 ˈau̇t-ˌpā-shənt
by fjviola
September 28th, 2015, 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why We Beach Cat
Replies: 8
Views: 7078

Re: Why We Beach Cat

Our first 'on the road' regatta, Juana's Good Time was quite eye opening to how a popular venue can be engulfed in beach cats. First, all masts must be stepped in the asphalt parking lot, and boats then taken off their trailers where the sand meets the designated handicap space (no more than two boa...
by fjviola
September 16th, 2015, 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why We Beach Cat
Replies: 8
Views: 7078

Re: Why We Beach Cat

We woke Saturday morning to rain, and drizzle by time we left hotel. It finally stopped, but turned to Dark clouds on all horizons. A good friend was also at Juana's Good Time Regatta (Navarre Beach, FL) and sailing solo on his Supercat 17. So we convinced him to crew with Donna and me for the day's...
by fjviola
September 11th, 2015, 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why We Beach Cat
Replies: 8
Views: 7078

Re: Why We Beach Cat

Journey to Navarre Beach, FL for this weekend 's Jauna Good Times Regatta

Lift Off - Seabrook, TX
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Romantic Picnic Lunch - Biloxi, MS
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America's Oldest Settlement - Pensacola, FL
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franklin Viola
ARC 21.01
by fjviola
August 29th, 2015, 7:40 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: folding 22, 27
Replies: 17
Views: 11753

Re: folding 22, 27

I think what ya'll are gravitating toward is an "ARC 21"
Other than the extra time to rig a Gin Pole for stepping the mast, we are out on the water nearly as quick as when I piloted an SC17 :D
Franklin Viola
ARC 21.01
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by fjviola
August 23rd, 2015, 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why We Beach Cat
Replies: 8
Views: 7078

Why We Beach Cat

My buddy Ernie Kamp with his family and their Supercat 19 at Texas City Dike on 3rd Saturday of August 2015.
Great times even when her sails are quiet! :D

franklin Viola
ARC 21.01
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by fjviola
August 2nd, 2015, 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm a Cat Sailor!
Replies: 1
Views: 2613

25th Annual Juana Good Time Regatta

You have successfully registered for the 25th Annual Juana Good Time Regatta; look for a confirmation email arriving shortly. See you on the beach! Captain Information - because "I steer" 8) Franklin Viola Vessel: ARC 21 Sail #: 2101 Boat Type: Beach Cat City: Seabrook State: Texas Crew In...
by fjviola
August 2nd, 2015, 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm a Cat Sailor!
Replies: 1
Views: 2613

I'm a Cat Sailor!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwgT7RnYe4g

Yep, someone has to Steer! 8)

franklin viola
ARC 21.01
by fjviola
July 27th, 2015, 11:35 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Rudder pivot bolt
Replies: 4
Views: 4089

LUBRICATE,LUBRICATE,LUBRICARE!!!

Postby Bill Roberts » May 14th, 2015, 9:43 am LUBRICATE,LUBRICATE,LUBRICARE!!! I have been using Liquid Wrench RV Dry Lube on all of my ARC21 components (from blocks to spinnaker snuffer) with much success as it leaves no oily residue to pick up sand and grit. And it is a fraction of the price of Sa...
by fjviola
July 19th, 2015, 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fried Egg Report
Replies: 2
Views: 2827

Re: Fried Egg Report

Battery life is well over four (4) hours! :D

franklin Viola
ARC 2101 ˈau̇t-ˌpā-shənt