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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. John Tubb

    John Tubb

    Joined Feb 14, 2017
    453 posts, 79 likes
    O'Day 25
    US Huntsville, AL Guntersville, AL

    @jelofam Since I see you are in Lake Guntersville I have to put a plug in for our marine, North Alabama Sailing Marina. We bought our O'Day 25 here and they have been great. They can take your boat and put it on stands very easy with a spot to work on it. You can then move into a slip, which for the area is the best value around. A lot of great people and help. We are in slip 203 and love having the boat ready to sail.

    http://sailbrownscreek.com/
     


  2. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    474 posts, 139 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    On another note, I decided to make a cheap sunshade for the cockpit when anchored as I do not have a bimini. Free tarp on coupon from harbor freight and about 5 bucks of elbows and couple of pieces of 1/2 inch PVC and voila. Each arm down to side has union fitting with no glue so can collapse the thing and roll it up. Details on request. new sunshaded for boat.jpg
     


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  3. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    474 posts, 139 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    After I rehabilitated the original switch panel and removed the wire nut and bolt ground wire connectors I decided to add a 12 volt outlet to near the panel so I could charge phones, rechargeable blue tooth speakers etc. while underway with motor and alternator putting out (free) power anyway. So there is it is. power outlet at switch panel.jpg
     


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  4. pclarksurf

    pclarksurf

    Joined Jul 13, 2015
    396 posts, 152 likes
    Catalina 22 #2552
    US Kennewick, WA
    Clean-

    Curious what the brand on your panel is? Good look and I'll be needing one shortly.
     


  5. rpludwig

    rpludwig

    Joined May 23, 2016
    335 posts, 148 likes
    Catalina 22 #12502
    US New Bern, NC BSC
    ditto, still have the original in the stupid location...gonna change it out and likely move it once we step on/break off all the toggle switches!!
     


  6. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    474 posts, 139 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    It is catalina original as far as I know, left there by PO but looked pretty radical from the back, had to do some soldering and install a led to get the indicator lites working DSC00047.JPG repair control panel indicator lights.jpg . i
     


  7. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    474 posts, 139 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    I have not had a problem with breaking anything off, they are shrouded as you can see or inset maybe is more accurate. Course I spend more time in the cockpit then in the cabin sailing. Har har. But i like the location because I can flip on switches for lites, bilge pump, depth gauge and even reach the swing keel winch handle from the cockpit (again where I am most of the time being a solo sailor).
     


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  8. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    474 posts, 139 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    But the backside looks much better now since the rewire of the panel All but direct to bilge pump and to 12 outlet around corner now in a wire enclosure on their way to the buss bars on the forward face of the bulkhead below the port aft dinette seat near the battery box location on the port side of the volcano. New battery group 27 with maintainer.jpg new panel in boat (3).jpg
     


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  9. Leeward Rail

    Leeward Rail

    Joined Mar 20, 2015
    1,219 posts, 184 likes
    Catalina 22 New Style
    CA Lake of the Woods
    I've never seen that type installed originally on a c22 original or "new style"
     


  10. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    474 posts, 139 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    Well it was on it when I bought the boat in 2014 so I will check out the interior and exterior for cat markings and snap a close up to post what I find.
     


  11. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    474 posts, 139 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    Well I meant to do as promised but a lady named Irma came to visit my sisters place in LaBelle florida so I had to divert for a couple of weeks to reduce some clutter on her shop roof and barn wall. Back to boating soon. 20170913_152125.jpg 20170913_152025.jpg
     


  12. rpludwig

    rpludwig

    Joined May 23, 2016
    335 posts, 148 likes
    Catalina 22 #12502
    US New Bern, NC BSC
    Yikes! Guess it coulda been worse, glad (assume) no one was injured!
     


  13. Leeward Rail

    Leeward Rail

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


  14. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    474 posts, 139 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    Nope, no one injured, I drove thru Irma to get there, lost truck tire and 15 lbs doing yard work but gaining it back in beer weight as quickly as I can. Sailors survive!
     


  15. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    474 posts, 139 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    Well now a guy named Nate came to visit so again a little time out, stripped boat of jib and boom and put in cabin and double lines and double fenders for the expected up to 4 foot storm surge and at least tropical storm force winds over saturday night. before and after pix plus one of seawall near overlapping still next morning. 20171007_222720.jpg 20171008_072022.jpg
     


  16. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    474 posts, 139 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    Well an apology is in order, I keep this thread running with bits of projects and a promise to post the whole thing with detail pix. So deal is I will continue to run this thread but with alert about a separate post with details of a particular project. That should make it easier for someone to search for a project rather than comb thru my thread. Lets see how it goes. But the thread itself is useful for a starter owner as it chronicles the things you need to do before plunking it in to the water and going sailing. Working on first detail post. Enjoy!
     


  17. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    474 posts, 139 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    Okay here is posting of first detailed project with narrative and photo series. The Title? Shroud Cleat Project ----teaser photo shroud cleat final.jpg
     


  18. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    474 posts, 139 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    Another short update, been many a post about typical masthead configurations so I am posting a labeled photo of mine . If you can't figure something out just comment on the companion post under Masthead view. masthead stbd annotated.jpg
     


  19. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    474 posts, 139 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    Rainy day project, part 2 of making covers for existing cushions in dinette . teaser photo,,details later in separate post. cushions back in place  (3).jpg
     


  20. CloudDiver

    CloudDiver

    Joined Sep 8, 2014
    2,440 posts, 303 likes
    Catalina 22 Swing Keel
    US San Diego San Diego
    You must think your current covers are cheesy but you haven't seen mine yet!
    Interested to see your take on this... I bought a really good semi-commercial sewing machine off CL over a year ago, still haven't even used it yet. It's a Pfaff, German machine made of all metal, function tests well. The seller sewed together 4 layers of heavy denim to demonstrate it when I purchased it.
     



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