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another newbie, hull #12502

Discussion in 'Catalina 22' started by rpludwig, May 28, 2016. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. LakeShark

    LakeShark

    Joined Sep 15, 2016
    159 posts, 29 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Minnesota Minnesota
    Congratulations! Only 1 year, 2 months, 12 days since you started this adventure. Not too bad at all considering the work you performed. Now starts the 30+ years of enjoyment on a boat that is "better than new". I hope you find the time to enjoy it and don't let those little things you want to tinker with slow down your sailing. Next post needs to have a picture on the water with the sails up! Well Done! :clap:

    Incase your wondering from the 1st post to now it was:
    438 days
    63 weeks
    14 months
    10512 hours
    630720 min
    3843200 Sec
    Google is great isn't it!
     


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  2. Leeward Rail

    Leeward Rail

    Joined Mar 20, 2015
    1,129 posts, 146 likes
    Catalina 22 New Style
    CA Lake of the Woods
    +1
    Congrats @rpludwig ! Glad to see you on the water.
     


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  3. rpludwig

    rpludwig

    Joined May 23, 2016
    197 posts, 63 likes
    Catalina 22 #12502
    US New Bern, NC BSC
    [QUOTE. Now starts the 30+ years of enjoyment on a boat that is "better than new". I hope you find the time to enjoy it and don't let those little things you want to tinker with slow down your sailing. Next post needs to have a picture on the water with the sails up! Well Done! :clap:

    good advice Lake Shark, thx for that!
     


  4. Hardhead

    Hardhead

    Joined Apr 11, 2017
    17 posts, 8 likes
    Catalina Catalina 22
    US Southern MD Solomon's Island
    rpludwig - Beautiful work & also a great trailer - do you know who made your trailer? I was looking around earlier for a new galvanized trailer for a C22, but haven't had much luck.
     


  5. rpludwig

    rpludwig

    Joined May 23, 2016
    197 posts, 63 likes
    Catalina 22 #12502
    US New Bern, NC BSC
    HH, thx....
    that trlr was purchased with the boat by the original owner new, whatever Catalina was using at the time I guess (back in 1984)...the title sez "Drydock", if that is a trlr brand, not sure...(I'm the second owner)...crazydavecondon would know as he was a dealer back in the day...pm him...

    btw, love the Solomon's....sailed the bay a half dozen times on charters out of Norton's in Deltaville...always stopped there...you're in a great sailing location!
     


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  6. Hardhead

    Hardhead

    Joined Apr 11, 2017
    17 posts, 8 likes
    Catalina Catalina 22
    US Southern MD Solomon's Island
    Thanks rpludwig - I have an original trailer myself, but it's painted steel, and once I start dipping it into brackish/salt water, I'm not sure how many years I will get out of it. I got a good deal on 5 gallons of coal tar epoxy, so while it might be ugly, I might put a few coats on it.

    Mike
     


  7. rpludwig

    rpludwig

    Joined May 23, 2016
    197 posts, 63 likes
    Catalina 22 #12502
    US New Bern, NC BSC


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  8. Bill Ernst

    Bill Ernst

    Joined May 21, 2017
    6 posts, 1 likes
    Catalina 22
    Un Andover, MN Mille Lacs
    I recently bought this Bimini off Amazon:
    "MSC 3 Bow Bimini Boat Top cost $149 and I ordered the Carver tracks for another $35 or so. It was super easy to install and my Admiral loves it. I got the Navy color. Works great on sunny days and I can sail with it up if you are wondering. Sorry no pics.
     


  9. rpludwig

    rpludwig

    Joined May 23, 2016
    197 posts, 63 likes
    Catalina 22 #12502
    US New Bern, NC BSC
    Bill, thx for that, looks like it will do the trick....do you recall which size you ordered? Width and height especially...

    Ron
     


  10. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    1,837 posts, 382 likes
    Catalina 22, Albin Vega 27
    US central Florida
    We have an eBay cheapie. 3 bow, 46" high, 6' long, and what they called 79" - 84" wide. I mounted it on the genny tracks to avoid drilling any more holes in the boat. It's a little narrower than ideal for this mounting method, but it works well enough for now.
    Mine has no rear support leg. I kinda wish it did, because I'd like to try keeping it in this position when not using it:

    [​IMG]

    I may turn out to be wrong, but it seems like it might be less in the way there than laid down, forward or aft. Thanks to @$tingy Sailor for that pic by the way, we miss you around here buddy. :thumbup:

    There are some more good pics and comments in this thread from a couple years ago: https://forums.sailboatowners.com/index.php?threads/bimini-logistics.162175/
     


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  11. rpludwig

    rpludwig

    Joined May 23, 2016
    197 posts, 63 likes
    Catalina 22 #12502
    US New Bern, NC BSC
    Gene, thx for that old thread, very helpful on sizing & installation methods.
    I'm fine with a Tilley hat and some sunscreen, the Admiral not so much!
    Agree, rear support posts preferable...
     


  12. Bill Ernst

    Bill Ernst

    Joined May 21, 2017
    6 posts, 1 likes
    Catalina 22
    Un Andover, MN Mille Lacs
    The one I ordered was the 6' long, 73-78 wide, and 46 high. I decided not to use the rear support poles as they seemed to just block access so I just attached a strap to the back and spring clip that attaches to the rear railing right where the life line attaches. When not in use I lay mine forward and so far that works for me. I admit I have not sailed with it up in anything over 10 knots so far but it seems very sturdy.
     


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  13. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    1,837 posts, 382 likes
    Catalina 22, Albin Vega 27
    US central Florida
    Thanks for the insight on the legs! :)

    One more thing about them. If we had legs, I would want them to have quick disconnects of some kind. We recently discovered that tilting and securing the Bimini all the way forward creates a nice "back porch" shelter when anchored in the rain. The companionway and sliding hatch can then be left completely open, with almost no moisture getting into the cabin. It's a lifesaver when you really need ventilation but can't open the forward hatch:

    [​IMG]
     



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