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C22 Goodies... mmm, Daddy Like...

Discussion in 'Catalina 22' started by CloudDiver, Nov 5, 2017. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. CloudDiver

    CloudDiver

    Joined Sep 8, 2014
    2,368 posts, 277 likes
    Catalina 22 Swing Keel
    US San Diego San Diego
    A couple Goodies I finally ordered as I finish the major component install.
    Other than whatever battery I go with, I think this finishes up the expensive stuff (oh, and a tiller pilot).

    First up, Garhauer Boom Vang. I got this because my original standard vang was completely shot, frozen with corrosion. If you take the cost of a new vang tackle (even used) and you add in a boom kicker you'd spend the same money on this. $330 including tax and shipping, arrived in about 10 days from order;
    BoomVang.JPG
     


  2. CloudDiver

    CloudDiver

    Joined Sep 8, 2014
    2,368 posts, 277 likes
    Catalina 22 Swing Keel
    US San Diego San Diego
    Next, Forespar ML2 LED Steaming/Deck Light. This unit is physically tougher and smaller (believe it or not) than the standard Aquas-Singnal unit. I found an on-line store where I got this for $125. Expensive? A little, but it comes with the LED bulbs installed rather than ordering separately from Marine Beam on top of the cost of the Aqua Signal unit. I cannot express enough how much tougher and better built this unit feels in comparison to the Aqua-Signal. I'll post some comparison pics of the two units as I finish the electrical conduit install on the mast.
    ForesparML2.JPG
     


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  3. CloudDiver

    CloudDiver

    Joined Sep 8, 2014
    2,368 posts, 277 likes
    Catalina 22 Swing Keel
    US San Diego San Diego
    Note on Rigid Boom Vang.... I discovered that Garhauer sent me the wrong bracket for the mast. The profile does not fit. I'm certain they will remedy this if I return just the bracket. The external width of the C22 mast is about 2.75", my calipers said 2.80" but it was dark at the time, I will check again. Whatever spec Garhauer used was too tight. This is actually a blessing in disguise; I noticed that when I lowered my mast it made contact with and bent the vang tab on my mast step (which I probably won't use anyway). This was an 'ah-ha!' moment, because that would mean the huge tabs on the rigid vang bracket would also hit the deck! So when i return this to Garhauer tomorrow I will as them to make the tabs as short as possible.
    Bracket3.JPG
     


  4. CloudDiver

    CloudDiver

    Joined Sep 8, 2014
    2,368 posts, 277 likes
    Catalina 22 Swing Keel
    US San Diego San Diego
  5. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    461 posts, 126 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    Not to make you feel bad but the combo light is available from west marine for 88 bucks and free shipping.
     


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  6. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    2,011 posts, 497 likes
    C-22, Albin Vega
    US central Florida
    That Forespar light does look head and shoulders better than the Aqua Signal, which I have. I am astonished the AS works at all with NO covering of any kind on the bottom, to protect the deck light and keep moisture and salt spray out of it.

    That said, I installed it three and a half years ago and have had zero problems. I did spray the innards thoroughly with Corrosion Block, maybe that has helped.
     


  7. CloudDiver

    CloudDiver

    Joined Sep 8, 2014
    2,368 posts, 277 likes
    Catalina 22 Swing Keel
    US San Diego San Diego


  8. Leeward Rail

    Leeward Rail

    Joined Mar 20, 2015
    1,209 posts, 182 likes
    Catalina 22 New Style
    CA Lake of the Woods
    Do the mounting holes for the ML2 light match with the original Aqua Signal design ?
     


  9. Hardhead

    Hardhead

    Joined Apr 11, 2017
    66 posts, 21 likes
    Catalina Catalina 22
    US Southern MD Solomon's Island
    That's really a good looking light. If the mounting holes match - that's even better-
     


  10. Justin_NSA

    Justin_NSA

    Joined Jul 7, 2004
    3,963 posts, 386 likes
    Hunter 30T
    US Wichita, KS
    Sweet. And it's not even Christmas.
    I replaced my deck/steaming fixture in the Spring. Better to have LED bulbs and clear lenses. I have a separate boom vang and Boomkicker but I'd rather have the rigid vang setup. Ah well, it came with the boat.
     


  11. CloudDiver

    CloudDiver

    Joined Sep 8, 2014
    2,368 posts, 277 likes
    Catalina 22 Swing Keel
    US San Diego San Diego
    No, It has four. I used 5/32 AL rivets. Fits nice and bright as heck.
     



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