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Commissioning tasks and ongoing improvements of a 83 Cat 22 from trailer to saltwaterkmpr

Discussion in 'Catalina 22' started by Jacktar, Feb 13, 2016. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    580 posts, 203 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    This one has a hard inflatable floor you can stand on to cast, and if you step in it from the boat you don't bounce off the floor and into the drink.
     


  2. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    2,283 posts, 794 likes
    C-22, Albin Vega
    US central Florida
    Drop us a little hint from time to time on how it's holding up, will you? We have an old Avon Redcrest of unknown age, great inflatable in it's day, but we have to decide if we want to take it to the eastern Caribbean in 2020, or get a preemptive replacement. Looking at Achilles right now.
     


  3. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    580 posts, 203 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    Gene-
    It worked well on NGCC 2017 cruise, tows nicely no real drag, took only few minutes to hose it down and deflate and put in bag when I got back. Moves along nicely with oars but may invest in trolling motor of something in future. Just a hassle having to get it registered, numbered and pay taxes on it if I motorize.
     


  4. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    580 posts, 203 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    Also I got bored over a rainy weekend and decided to buy a folding grapnel anchor for the dinghy and then had to make a bag for it that I could attach to the dinghy side ropes and not loose in transit, results below Grapnel case for dinghy (4).jpg Grapnel case for dinghy (1).jpg Grapnel case for dinghy (2).jpg Grapnel case for dinghy (3).jpg Grapnel case for dinghy (4).jpg Grapnel case for dinghy (1).jpg Grapnel case for dinghy (2).jpg Grapnel case for dinghy (3).jpg Grapnel case for dinghy (4).jpg
     


  5. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    2,283 posts, 794 likes
    C-22, Albin Vega
    US central Florida
    I'm diggin on that little bag. Very clever!

    I need to get a sewing machine and learn how to use it.
     


  6. CloudDiver

    CloudDiver

    Joined Sep 8, 2014
    2,525 posts, 405 likes
    Catalina 22 Swing Keel
    US San Diego
    You should splice that three strand line onto the anchor with a galvanized thimble. The splice will prevent the knot from getting hung up on stuff and the thimble will prevent chafe on the eye of the line. A three strand splice is fairly easy and you don't really need Fids to accomplish it, a ball point pen will suffice.
     


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  7. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    580 posts, 203 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    Yep its one of those carry on board little projects that I do when I anchor out early and have spare time and daylight.
     


  8. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    580 posts, 203 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    One handy mod although time consuming cutting through stainless was to put an intermediate stop in the motor mount lowering gear to put the motor low but not dunk the motor board itself. So I added a notch by drilling a hole after making cardboard template and rounding it out with a file and dremel. Add extra slot to motormount.JPG Add extra slot to motormount (1).JPG
     


  9. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    580 posts, 203 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    A little project while noodling around on the boat between sailings! Reduce the glare and heat in the cabin during hot bright summer days with solar film inside cabin windows. You can see the difference in two windows in the annotated pic
     

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  10. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    580 posts, 203 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    Just a peek at the much maligned by some slide out galley fully engaged for action on cruise. and a meal on dinette produced by same, chicken and dumplings with biscuits. Starboard side Dinette annotated.jpg NGCCrz 2016 (8).jpg
     


  11. rpludwig

    rpludwig

    Joined May 23, 2016
    467 posts, 234 likes
    Catalina 22 #12502
    US BSC
    ....where's the rum?!!

    ...lookin good Jacktar....question what do you use for water tank to that sink pump? I need to find something suitable...
     


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  12. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    580 posts, 203 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    The water tank is built in to the galley itself. It is located along the back of the galley behind the stove area, connects to pump with a plastic tube. Sink emptys through a tube that goes to the funnel and connection to cockpit scuppers under the galley location in the settee. PS rum is well hidden but accessible by captain as needed. See nook and cranny pix below DSC00030.JPG
     


  13. rpludwig

    rpludwig

    Joined May 23, 2016
    467 posts, 234 likes
    Catalina 22 #12502
    US BSC
    Good, often wondered how that sliding factory sliding galley drained. I have the funnel on my 84, no factory galley, installed one forward (in another post), drain t'd to forward scuppers as your is, need to pick up a water tank/bladder of some sort to hook up in bow...thx for the pic....
     


  14. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    580 posts, 203 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    Sure any time, BTW i spent an afternoon with my camera taking pix inside of the nooks and crannies of the Cat 22 even where I could not get my head in to see. Check back if you want to know what is beyond your view or reach.
     


  15. jelofam

    jelofam

    Joined Jul 18, 2017
    23 posts, 15 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Guntersville AL
    Greetings, I am a newbie here and new to the Catalina family. Just upgraded to a 22 hull #6832 it is a 1977 and fairly well cared for. I just read your whole thread and found that I have many of the same things on my list to do. My first challenge and maybe the most intimidating is putting it on stands from the trailer - still sorting that one out, we don't have access to forks like that. I wanted to say thanks for your efforts documenting your journey.
     


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  16. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    580 posts, 203 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    Trailer to stands is tricky, I did it once with my Luger 21 which was also a swing keel. I actually used a pair of 2 x 6 across the stern wider than the trailer and same just forward of the swing keel. Then had to differentially crank up the end of each a few inches at a time until I could extract the trailer and put up the stands. Before that I was lucky and had slings for a pair of davits on my dock. This was before film so can't find the clay tablet I did my notes on. That boat was a kit boat built in 1975 and retired 35 years later. Stay in touch, I have pix not posted showing the intermediate steps in some of the things I had to do.
     


  17. pclarksurf

    pclarksurf

    Joined Jul 13, 2015
    454 posts, 186 likes
    Catalina 22 #2552
    US Kennewick, WA
  18. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    580 posts, 203 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    Pclarksurf .... I not only scared the neighbors but the dog and myself. Whenever I would add a few inches to one beam and the creaking would begin then subside my heart would pound and the dog whine!
     


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  19. pclarksurf

    pclarksurf

    Joined Jul 13, 2015
    454 posts, 186 likes
    Catalina 22 #2552
    US Kennewick, WA
    @Jacktar offloading the boat to the stands was one task that I was dreading until I got the routine down. Huge sigh of relief to have a viable system that works for your environment. The boat comes off again this weekend for final keel install and some trailer work thinking I might put the gopro up and capture the process for anyone's future reference.
     


  20. Mr_Dreamer

    Mr_Dreamer

    Joined Aug 19, 2016
    12 posts, 2 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Elkton Va
    I'm lucky enough to have a vehicle lift in my shop. Works great. Doesn't get high enough to let the keel all the way down but good enough.
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    It lifts about a foot higher than that. I was rebuilding my trailer in that pic. Had rollers and I put bunks on it.
     


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