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Assortment of cheap fixes on Cat 22

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  1. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    630 posts, 225 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    How about some really cheap scupper covers for the pre 86 models with cockpit scuppers. cockpit drain covers for scuppers from walmart.jpg from Walmart for about 2 dollars each, aluminum.

    Keeping insects out of boat like wasps etc. Staple square of window screen to back of vents on crib board. Was old stuff from a window repair so call it free recycling.
    Insect screen on crib board.jpg
    Cheap fix for drips from hatch cover over crib boards onto step down into cabin and then to bilge, Put a small spacer under the hasp on the top crib board and it makes the hatch overlap the crib board and Voila! no more leaks.
    Spacer for sliding hatch.jpg
    Cheap knobs to replace the wingnuts on the pop top hatch dogs and the foredeck hatch (on pre 85 ones with hatch in right place ha ha) from Lowes 5/16 inserts in each at ruinous price of 2.64 each plus tax.
    knobs for lock downs (1).jpg
    knobs for lock downs (2).jpg
    knob for foredeck hatch.jpg
    More to come see chapter 2 of assorted cheap fixes for Cat 22
     


  2. Leeward Rail

    Leeward Rail

    Joined Mar 20, 2015
    1,474 posts, 303 likes
    Catalina 22 New Style
    CA SHYC, Lake Winnipeg
    Great post !
     


  3. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    630 posts, 225 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    How about a easy way to keep bugs out of the port lazarette and fuel storage area, Just put a piece of fiberglass window screen between the forward vent (i did same on aft facing one around the fuel line too) when I rebed the vent last time. Insect screen in fuel vent.jpg Pix is a little hard to take, but you can see the screen.
    I also got tired of expensive wind gages on the shroud from Davis etc busting my beer budget for sailing so came up with cheap version using zipties and red nylon floss from Walmart sewing section.You get like 10 yards for 88 cents or so. DIY wind gage.jpg
    More to come, bird stuff you know cheep cheep !!!
     


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  4. Alex111

    Alex111

    Joined Feb 1, 2016
    15 posts, 0 likes
    Hunter 25
    US Moored
    Good Ideas!
     


  5. kbgunn

    kbgunn

    Joined Sep 19, 2017
    89 posts, 33 likes
    Catalina 1986 30 TR
    4410 US Lake Lewisville
    The screen idea is fantastic and will be implemented on my boat before the season is done. I needed new dog knobs and saw the Lowes offering too, but I settled on these for hand comfort (head too if you happen to catch one on the scalp).

    https://www.amazon.com/POWERTEC-71071-5-Star-16-Inch-18-5-Pack/dp/B073PTML2H/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1530363222&sr=8-2&keywords=POWERTEC+71071+5-Star+Thru+Knob+5/16-Inch-18,+5-Pack

    You can see them at the top of this pic:[​IMG]

    No right or wrong here.....Captain's choice.
    Thanks for sharing all the tips @Jacktar

    KBG
     


    Last edited: Jun 30, 2018
  6. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    630 posts, 225 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    One other thing, no pix cause it is way too simple, put some old mothballs(not new synthetic but old naptha) in old sock and toss in far corners of boat, keeps wasps out.
     


  7. rpludwig

    rpludwig

    Joined May 23, 2016
    550 posts, 276 likes
    Catalina 22 #12502
    US BSC
    +1 on mothballs, off season and in storage....not so much when in season/sailing/sleeping...(bad stuff, that naptha)...
     


  8. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    630 posts, 225 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    Here is my cheap ac powered lamp , clips on pop top bar, plugs into onboard power strip (later project to be posted) about 6 bucks at walmart , comes with bulb. 20170811_131532.jpg
     


  9. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    630 posts, 225 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    Nice way to generate storage area on starboard back of bulkhead above galley and back of compass. Couple of cheap folder holders of clear plastic from a thrift store, couple of screws and Voila (french term =OMG) its done. Plastic folder rack for stbd bulkhead storage.jpg
     


  10. T_Cat

    T_Cat

    Joined Aug 8, 2014
    309 posts, 65 likes
    Catalina 22 1987 New Design. 14133 "LadyHawke"
    US Modesto CA
    IMG_3336.JPG I'm sure you've seen one before...but a simple paper towel holder with a couple of coat hooks for keys, hats etc.
     


  11. Leeward Rail

    Leeward Rail

    Joined Mar 20, 2015
    1,474 posts, 303 likes
    Catalina 22 New Style
    CA SHYC, Lake Winnipeg
    Remote for LED lighting ? ;)
    Can it flash like a 70's disco ?
     


  12. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    630 posts, 225 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    No but you can choose blue, green, white or red and dim them too. wait for it. Only 19.95 for 4 lites.
     


  13. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    630 posts, 225 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    Ok So here is the explanation for the remote on the bulkhead. Found a 4 lite LED stick up set in Sam's Club, has batteries included, 4 lites, stick up pads and a remote. The remote can change the color to white, blue, green or red and dim them as well. Only real trick is wipe down the mount surface with acetone to get a good stick. If problem area I used a pair of stick on velcro pads in one spot. Backup is since the light unscrews from its back plate with a twist you can even put a small short screw in to hold it up. I put one over galley, one over nav station, one over forward dinette compartment on port and last one over my hear area on stbd setee, nice lite for reading. Each can be turned on individually too by just tapping until right color is on. Location of remote lets me reach in at night and put all lights on low red with a click. 20180802_133619.jpg Remote led stick up lite port aft.jpg Remote for LED stick up lites.jpg
     


  14. Leeward Rail

    Leeward Rail

    Joined Mar 20, 2015
    1,474 posts, 303 likes
    Catalina 22 New Style
    CA SHYC, Lake Winnipeg
    Are you using them to replace the original cabin lights ?
     


  15. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    630 posts, 225 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    No , just add on that does not need me to find the master switch and turn on the boat. Can run down to dock (quick in and out to sail!) pop hatch, hit remote and see everything in cabin, check for leaks etc. Also quick way to put red lites on in cabin at night if needed without draining main battery already being used for nav lites and maybe depthfinder.
     


  16. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    630 posts, 225 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    Also the lights are located in task orientation, over nav area, galley, storage, bed, and attic(v-berth) so better placement than the original set.
     


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