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

  1. greg_m

    greg_m

    Joined May 23, 2017
    224 posts, 56 likes
    Catalina Jaguar 22
    ZA Cape Town, South Africa Simons Town
    Noted!
     


  2. greg_m

    greg_m

    Joined May 23, 2017
    224 posts, 56 likes
    Catalina Jaguar 22
    ZA Cape Town, South Africa Simons Town
    So I'm glad to see I'm not the only guy who loves his "dawgie"! Mine have been inspecting progress and are probably wondering what the hell, get done now so we can go to the beach!
     


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  3. rpludwig

    rpludwig

    Joined May 23, 2016
    331 posts, 145 likes
    Catalina 22 #12502
    US New Bern, NC BSC
    nuther great day on water, no stupids this time, jib up for first time, dawg is no longer befuddled, he's diggin' it and acts as a lookout for jetskiers and paddleboarders, although being uberconfident like most Jacks he may become our first MOB!

    jib.jpg dawg3.jpg
     


  4. greg_m

    greg_m

    Joined May 23, 2017
    224 posts, 56 likes
    Catalina Jaguar 22
    ZA Cape Town, South Africa Simons Town
    awesome... I need this kind of motivation.

    dawgie needs a pfd!
     


  5. rpludwig

    rpludwig

    Joined May 23, 2016
    331 posts, 145 likes
    Catalina 22 #12502
    US New Bern, NC BSC
    LOL, he has one, but like many of us, he won't wear it in benign conditions!
     


  6. greg_m

    greg_m

    Joined May 23, 2017
    224 posts, 56 likes
    Catalina Jaguar 22
    ZA Cape Town, South Africa Simons Town
    My boat does not have cockpit coaming storage spaces. I have been toying with the idea of installing some while I still have easy access and the boat is upside down.

    Any thoughts about these... would you miss them if you never had them? Alternatives?
     


  7. rpludwig

    rpludwig

    Joined May 23, 2016
    331 posts, 145 likes
    Catalina 22 #12502
    US New Bern, NC BSC
    Greg, I'd miss 'em....I keep a winch handle, knife, sunscreen, cell phone, chart, vhf, etc. handy....oh, also that plastic bottle u see in the last pic....aka cockpit head....

    that plastic tub we use for the gas can also comes in handy for such things including drinks...may build something in there in the off season...simple, functional alternative, and keeps the fumes from getting down below, (notorious problem for these early models)...fwiw
     


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  8. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    2,043 posts, 522 likes
    C-22, Albin Vega
    US central Florida
    I would miss them very, very much.
     


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  9. ShotgunSlim

    ShotgunSlim

    Joined Dec 5, 2011
    447 posts, 77 likes
    Catalina Catalina 22 #13632
    US Phenix City, Al. Phenix City
    I love mine. Everything I need to have handy is right in there on one side or the other. I even made some Sunbrella covers that snap down over the opening and keep the teak looking nice, the contents in and the wasps out. I believe someone here even wired a 12V plug up in one of theirs to keep their devices charged.
     


  10. Doug4bass

    Doug4bass

    Joined Jun 9, 2004
    492 posts, 33 likes
    Catalina 385
    US Marquette. Mi
    I would keep my kitty in the coaming storage, just to annoy the dawg of course.
     


  11. AaronD

    AaronD

    Joined Aug 10, 2014
    83 posts, 9 likes
    Catalina 22
    US St Helens
    +1 on the cockpit pockets. I wired a 12v outlet in one and a remote VHF speaker and microphone in the other. Besides the electronics, ours usually contain a few sailing gloves, BBQ lighters, soft shackles, and gear ties - and a large collection of feathers, shells, precious rocks, and other treasures the kids have collected.

    @ShotgunSlim - Your Sunbrella covers sound like a great idea - do you have pictures?
     


  12. ShotgunSlim

    ShotgunSlim

    Joined Dec 5, 2011
    447 posts, 77 likes
    Catalina Catalina 22 #13632
    US Phenix City, Al. Phenix City
    I have a picture in my photo album on my profile page. They don't look nearly as good now that it's been about 2 years on the boat....
     


  13. rpludwig

    rpludwig

    Joined May 23, 2016
    331 posts, 145 likes
    Catalina 22 #12502
    US New Bern, NC BSC
    Coupla more questions...

    On the subject of the poptop....one of the support pole's screws (the big screw at the bottom of one post) is stripped out in the fiberglass, is loose, and inconveniently pops out...anyone experienced this, have an eze fix? maybe an insert or something? fill with epoxy and redrill & tap?

    Admiral bought a nice Richie SR2 compass to install on the port cockpit bulkhead, requires a 4 5/8" hole saw to drill thru the bulkhead. Before I drop $50 buks on one to drill one hole, anyone have one in their tool collection they care to loan out, for shipping & handling? ...long shot I know, but thought I'd ask...
     


  14. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    2,043 posts, 522 likes
    C-22, Albin Vega
    US central Florida
    Dang, that's a big hole! I've got a 4 1/2" (114mm), but if 4 5/8" is what's required, the 4 1/2" might be more trouble than it's worth. Lemme know.
     


  15. rpludwig

    rpludwig

    Joined May 23, 2016
    331 posts, 145 likes
    Catalina 22 #12502
    US New Bern, NC BSC
    WOW, Gene, you 'da man!....just reviewed the template, min hole is 4 1/2" (max 4.80"), so it'll work! If I need a bit more a 1/2 round file/rasp will fix that. Check your pm and thank you!!
     


  16. rpludwig

    rpludwig

    Joined May 23, 2016
    331 posts, 145 likes
    Catalina 22 #12502
    US New Bern, NC BSC
    hate drilling holes in boat, especially BIG ones, but this was necessary...gotta have a decent compass...and many thx to Gene for his assist, toasted to him with a nice Cab once done...Cheers!....

    compass 1.jpg compass 2.jpg compass 3.jpg
     


    Last edited: Oct 22, 2017
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  17. 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
    WOW. I haven't got a set to do that yet. Still looking at surface mount compass's for the cabin top
     


  18. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    2,043 posts, 522 likes
    C-22, Albin Vega
    US central Florida
    Sharp looking compass. Which one is it, exactly? Daydream came with a compass, but I removed it and cut an even bigger hole, for a chartplotter. :yikes:

    It's definitely not something you do lightly. Holes that size don't just go away.
     


  19. rpludwig

    rpludwig

    Joined May 23, 2016
    331 posts, 145 likes
    Catalina 22 #12502
    US New Bern, NC BSC
    tis a Richie SR2...contrary to youtube vid and some of their other models, it doesn't need to be mounted plumb/vertical so no fairing block needed (per their tech folks)....comes w/inside & outside covers and inclinometer....install was eze, albeit scary drillin that hole...!
     


    Last edited: Oct 23, 2017
  20. Leeward Rail

    Leeward Rail

    Joined Mar 20, 2015
    1,219 posts, 184 likes
    Catalina 22 New Style
    CA Lake of the Woods
    We have a nice bulkhead compass, but I hesitate to install it there. I'm leaning towards 2 compasses, one mounted on each side of the cockpit. have you tested leaning against yours ?
    So I may end up with 2 smaller holes, more expense, but better placement. Unfortunately the size of these boats forces some compromises.
     



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