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

  1. rpludwig

    rpludwig

    Joined May 23, 2016
    331 posts, 145 likes
    Catalina 22 #12502
    US New Bern, NC BSC
    damit, why didn't I think of that! The rig has never been properly tensioned so I believe LakeShark's got it solved, thx for that!!! Loos gauge on order...

    Joe, great money saving advice, will go that route at some point....will tension properly first.

    Anyone have the proper tension specs for the stays & shrouds handy?
     


    Last edited: Sep 18, 2017
  2. Leeward Rail

    Leeward Rail

    Joined Mar 20, 2015
    1,219 posts, 184 likes
    Catalina 22 New Style
    CA Lake of the Woods
  3. LakeShark

    LakeShark

    Joined Sep 15, 2016
    253 posts, 56 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Minnesota Minnesota
    Tension on the rig is one thing. Starting with the mast straight is another. Make sure the mast is straight before you begin. I trailor sail so once the backstay, side stay, and aft lowers were set where I wanted them I used rings to prevent them from turning. Now I only have to deal with forestay and froward lowers when I set everything up. The loose gauge will help greatly but it can be done without one to get you out there sooner. I wish I had one.
     


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  4. ShotgunSlim

    ShotgunSlim

    Joined Dec 5, 2011
    447 posts, 77 likes
    Catalina Catalina 22 #13632
    US Phenix City, Al. Phenix City
    Perhaps you could move the eye strap on the bottom of your boom forward an inch or two and stop the chafing. I have no idea how that would affect the performance but that seems to me to be the easiest solution to keep you sailing till the end of summer.
     


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  5. rpludwig

    rpludwig

    Joined May 23, 2016
    331 posts, 145 likes
    Catalina 22 #12502
    US New Bern, NC BSC
    once again, forum to the rescue, thx guys!

    LR...good resource for tuning
    LS...good advice
    SS...good idea, last resort, once tuned likely won't need

    Ron
     


  6. Leeward Rail

    Leeward Rail

    Joined Mar 20, 2015
    1,219 posts, 184 likes
    Catalina 22 New Style
    CA Lake of the Woods
  7. Hardhead

    Hardhead

    Joined Apr 11, 2017
    67 posts, 21 likes
    Catalina Catalina 22
    US Southern MD Solomon's Island
    Great information - Thanks
     


  8. Leeward Rail

    Leeward Rail

    Joined Mar 20, 2015
    1,219 posts, 184 likes
    Catalina 22 New Style
    CA Lake of the Woods
    I have updated my previous post to clarify setting mast rake with a plumb
    bob vs measuring the backstay length.
    On our boat, the backstay distance didn't exactly match the guide.
    So ..I used the halyard and a heavy wrench, as a plumb bob. Doing it on the trailer gives you a more accurate measurement.
     


  9. rpludwig

    rpludwig

    Joined May 23, 2016
    331 posts, 145 likes
    Catalina 22 #12502
    US New Bern, NC BSC
    Excellent post, should be a sticky, if there are stickies here! Thx for that!!
     


  10. pclarksurf

    pclarksurf

    Joined Jul 13, 2015
    396 posts, 152 likes
    Catalina 22 #2552
    US Kennewick, WA
    great intel-- also have this doc floating around which has some conversion charts as well:
     

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  11. Leeward Rail

    Leeward Rail

    Joined Mar 20, 2015
    1,219 posts, 184 likes
    Catalina 22 New Style
    CA Lake of the Woods
    I was thinking the same thing so I moved it into it's own thread, and have deleted my original post, and linked to it. There is a bit more info that can be added, and I'll do that when I get a chance.
     


  12. rpludwig

    rpludwig

    Joined May 23, 2016
    331 posts, 145 likes
    Catalina 22 #12502
    US New Bern, NC BSC
    did some shop stuff tday....too hot, humid & still to be on the water...needed a chart rack of some sort to cover Hook5 cables thru stbd blkhd as previously posted...some scrap sapele from galley project used up...backside routed out to hide cables...should work out, Admiral found the relax thing to hang somewhere on the boat...I said gimme that...and relax....

    chart 3.jpg chart 4.jpg
     

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    Last edited: Sep 25, 2017
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  13. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    2,044 posts, 522 likes
    C-22, Albin Vega
    US central Florida
    Bloody fabulous!! :thumbup:
     


  14. T_Cat

    T_Cat

    Joined Aug 8, 2014
    290 posts, 50 likes
    Catalina 22 1987 New Design. Hull #14133 "LadyHawke"
    US Modesto CA Modesto CA
    Looks awesome
     


  15. rpludwig

    rpludwig

    Joined May 23, 2016
    331 posts, 145 likes
    Catalina 22 #12502
    US New Bern, NC BSC
    a long journey, but finally out and about under sail, baggy main, poorly trimmed, lacking battens, wind 15kts, got 5kts sog, dawg is a bit befuddled, otherwise all good... finally 1.jpg finally 2.jpg finally 3.jpg finally 4.jpg
     


    Last edited: Oct 2, 2017
  16. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    2,044 posts, 522 likes
    C-22, Albin Vega
    US central Florida
    Congratulations!!! Great conditions for a maiden sail, too. The boat looks great, the Admiral looks happy, it's a perfect picture! :thumbup:
     


  17. ShotgunSlim

    ShotgunSlim

    Joined Dec 5, 2011
    447 posts, 77 likes
    Catalina Catalina 22 #13632
    US Phenix City, Al. Phenix City
    Nice going! I made my first sail under the main alone and in cloudy, rain threatening light wind weather but it was one of the most memorable for me. It's a shame now that I didn't have the GoPro to document it.
     


  18. greg_m

    greg_m

    Joined May 23, 2017
    224 posts, 56 likes
    Catalina Jaguar 22
    ZA Cape Town, South Africa Simons Town
    Dig It! upload_2017-10-2_12-38-54.png
     


  19. kbgunn

    kbgunn

    Joined Sep 19, 2017
    32 posts, 12 likes
    Catalina 22 Gen 2 WK
    US texas Lake Lewisville
    Awesome! No better feeling than enjoying the fruits of labor.
     


  20. Leeward Rail

    Leeward Rail

    Joined Mar 20, 2015
    1,219 posts, 184 likes
    Catalina 22 New Style
    CA Lake of the Woods
    Awesome. Congratulations !
    Everyone here knows exactly how that first sail on a "new" boat feels.

    Well except for the "crazy extreme refit club" members like @CloudDiver , @greg_m and @SVMOONDANCE :poke:
     


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