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1973 Catalina 22 winch handle ???

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  1. steveebryant

    steveebryant

    Joined Oct 13, 2008
    108 posts, 1 likes
    Hunter 1989
    US Lake Hefner, OKC
    I just purchased a 1973 Catalina 22 and there is no winch handle with the boat. It obviously requires a winch handle design that I am not familiar with. I would like to find a use one. If that is not possible how would I obtain a used one.
    PS: What is the name of the winch/particularly the "winch handle" typically found on the 1973 production model Catalina 22?
     


  2. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,575 posts, 1,875 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    I can understand how a boat owner can believe that the hardware on a boat could be specific to the boat, but winches are not. Winches are what was available to either the Manufacturer, or desired by the original owners or changed by a boat owner. So the handles are specific to the manufacture of the winch.
    What is the name on the winch? Can you post a picture of the winch with focus on the top opening where you insert the handle?

    Here is a link in this forum that may help.
    https://shop.sailboatowners.com/search.php?brand=sailboat&kw=Winch+handle+
     


  3. sailorladyliz

    sailorladyliz

    Joined May 25, 2004
    63 posts, 10 likes
    Hunter 25.5
    US Panama City, FL
    Is it a slip-in winch handle? I had a 1972 sailboat with that type winch and handle. I have seen these on e-bay.
     


  4. Joe

    Joe

    Joined Jun 1, 2004
    6,435 posts, 317 likes
    Catalina 27
    US Mission Bay, San Diego
    What does the socket on top of the winch look like. Why don't you google "sailboat winch handle" and see if one looks like it would fit. And do yourself a favor, have more than one winch handle on your boat....
    AFIK Catalina always installed standard winch fittings.. starting with the Aussie
    made Barient and Barlow types to other UK and American made pieces, such as Lewmar and Harken. They all use the same configuration.. and eight point socket.
     


  5. gdudik

    gdudik

    Joined Oct 25, 2017
    28 posts, 25 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Vancouver, WA
    My 73 C-22 has “side entry” handles for bronze winches. Winch handle inserts into a slot on the side of a disc on top of the winch. Have to press a tab on top to slide handle back out. I have no reason to believe that they are not original, considering the condition of both winches and handles. No idea who the manufacturer is. I’ll get a picture next time I’m down at the marina.

    Edit: I bet this is what you’re after. Mine are similar:
    https://m.ebay.com/itm/Slip-in-Winch-Handle-/183280758658
     


  6. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,575 posts, 1,875 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    @gdudik. Pictures would be interesting. Not sure I have seen such a winch/handle system.
     


  7. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,575 posts, 1,875 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    @gdudik doing a search of old boat stuff I came across a:
    "Vintage Merriman Sailboat Winch Handle Chrome Over Bronze"
    Perhaps this is what you are searching for?
    Vintage-Merriman-Sailboat-Winch-Handle-Chrome-Over-Bronze.jpg
     


    Last edited: Jun 25, 2018
  8. gdudik

    gdudik

    Joined Oct 25, 2017
    28 posts, 25 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Vancouver, WA
    Yes those are exactly like what came with my boat.
     


  9. gdudik

    gdudik

    Joined Oct 25, 2017
    28 posts, 25 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Vancouver, WA
    Got pictures of winch and handles. BA0E7E74-42E5-4EA2-8845-D18543C2FC68.jpeg 9C5AED25-C7CE-4E51-8056-6038CB6E8B7E.jpeg
     


  10. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    599 posts, 217 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    Yep need to post a picture so we can (maybe) help.
     


  11. Sacto Dave

    Sacto Dave

    Joined Apr 22, 2016
    138 posts, 32 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Folsom Lake
    Hi Steve!
    I am in your spot. March of ‘73 boat #2130 with original winches that have no handle. Heard the handles can be bought, but the store web site indicates they are out of stock.
    D55F7452-9491-40F7-8FFD-E9FB6BA51147.jpeg A2B49185-0F6A-45F2-993D-4D8C92EEB584.jpeg


     


  12. Ron20324

    Ron20324

    Joined Jan 22, 2008
    6,103 posts, 540 likes
    Beneteau 323
    US Annapolis MD
    I'll look at Bacons, but a pic from overhead of the working end would help.
     


  13. steveebryant

    steveebryant

    Joined Oct 13, 2008
    108 posts, 1 likes
    Hunter 1989
    US Lake Hefner, OKC
    Thank you all for your replies! I have been out of pocket. I will have photos later; but, it looks like you guys are all over this problem of mine for which I am greatly appreciative.
    Thank you all again!
    I'll get back soon
    Steve
     


  14. pateco

    pateco

    Joined Aug 12, 2014
    2,007 posts, 522 likes
    Hunter 31 (1983)
    US Pompano Beach FL
  15. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,575 posts, 1,875 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    They are serious metal.. Don't drop overboard. They will swim like a brick.
    Usually doing the back stroke... Saying ... Bye Bye.
     


  16. steveebryant

    steveebryant

    Joined Oct 13, 2008
    108 posts, 1 likes
    Hunter 1989
    US Lake Hefner, OKC
    Sacto Dave,
    Thank you, obviously, now, I do not comprise some alternate reality as suggested by another on this thread. Sometimes there is a kind of consistency occuring that can be expected; thank you for the public validation!
    I have photos on my "1973 Catalina" that are similar to yours. I just need to find out what your source is. You seem to suggest that there is a particular IMG_2224.JPG chandlery you've consulted. After you have secured yours, let me know as I would like to do the same. In the interim, I may try my luck with ebay. I don't know how to precisely describe, in words, without pictures, the name of the winch I require. (I may have overlooked that detail found somewhere along the length of this thread; a little help in that regard will be appreciated!)
    Thank you,
    Steve IMG_2226.JPG IMG_2223.JPG
     


  17. steveebryant

    steveebryant

    Joined Oct 13, 2008
    108 posts, 1 likes
    Hunter 1989
    US Lake Hefner, OKC
    Pateco,
    Thank you for the link!
     


  18. Joe

    Joe

    Joined Jun 1, 2004
    6,435 posts, 317 likes
    Catalina 27
    US Mission Bay, San Diego
    Try Google search for "Merriman winch handle" here's an ebay hit: [​IMG]

    Here's a legit company that sells them.... way cheaper than ebay:
    [​IMG]

    REMEMBER.... GET TWO! (for back up when you lose one overboard)
     


    Last edited: Jun 26, 2018
  19. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,575 posts, 1,875 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA



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