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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. rpludwig

    rpludwig

    Joined May 23, 2016
    470 posts, 235 likes
    Catalina 22 #12502
    US BSC
    jacktar....nicely done, sure beats the brown & white plaid! Wish I could sew that well!
     


  2. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    581 posts, 203 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    Its really not that tough, you learn how to run a sewing machine, buy some nice cotton cloth, use nylon thread (resists humidity and sunlight) and go for it. Practice making bags etc that are simple and check out youtube and sailrite videos for how to.
     


  3. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    581 posts, 203 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    Update just finished the recovering of all the cushions except the attic (v berth ones) because they pretty much live in the garage year round anyway. Details of steps in creating these removable (like fitted sheets) covers will be presented in a later detail post for each quadrant of the main cabin(pretty grandiose language for a C22 eh?). but overall teaser pix is below showing the cabin from the entry. Finished set of cusions in place (1).jpg
     


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  4. ShotgunSlim

    ShotgunSlim

    Joined Dec 5, 2011
    462 posts, 85 likes
    Catalina Catalina 22 #13632
    US Phenix City
    Dang fine job!! Looks almost full time livable.
     


  5. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    581 posts, 203 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    Have done two GCC cruises so far and several overnighters and works just fine . slide out galley and meals functional too. 20170509_080320.jpg
     


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  6. SV_GALATEIA

    SV_GALATEIA

    Joined Sep 24, 2017
    19 posts, 13 likes
    Catalina 22 #14720
    US Cheboygan
    I like the Anchor pillow. I could use a couple of those.....
     


  7. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    581 posts, 203 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    My sister got those somewhere, Walmart or World Import the one with signal flags was hand made by my Mom years ago. She crossed the bar this year but i guess some of her sewing skills live on.
     


  8. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    581 posts, 203 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    Again just so you guys do not assume all I do is work on the boat, I sail it too, proof below. Last day of 2017 on Dec 30, cool but nice. 20171230_134844.jpg
     


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  9. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    581 posts, 203 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    I guess since still photos do not give you the real effect of sailing, i am posting a video of sail done on Feb 22nd of 2018. oops too big so here is the still, Ft Pickens in background and Pensacola Pass just out of frame to the right. 20180222_144451.jpg
     


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  10. Hardhead

    Hardhead

    Joined Apr 11, 2017
    152 posts, 43 likes
    Catalina C22
    US Solomon's Island
    Great photos - another month or so and it'll be getting nice up in the Chesapeake.

    I'd love to have a month to cruise around the panhandle with a C22. My in-laws live near St. Joe bay, and I've done a lot of fishing around there. That has to be paradise for a C22.
     


  11. mm2347

    mm2347

    Joined Oct 21, 2008
    205 posts, 21 likes
    oday 222
    US niagara
    Gene: I rented rafts and kayaks on a number of rivers. The common problem w/ the PVC or vinyl material boats were the seams. There was not much difference in durability between brands in the same price range.
     


  12. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    581 posts, 203 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    My Sea Eagle SE 9 so far has no problems, in fact I bought electric trolling motor for this season, which means I have to go get it registered and mount a couple of boards with the number and sticker on it. The seams do not seem to be a problem and company warrants them too. Will find out when I inflate and deflate a few more times this season. It tows real well though. 20170507_121456.jpg
     


  13. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    581 posts, 203 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    There has been discussion of how to stop leaking at sliding hatch into companionway. I discovered a quick fix by adding a 1/4 inch thick teak spacer under the latch on the top crib board so it overlaps the top of it with the sliding hatch when latched. No more leaks. See pix below. Got to love the low tech solutions instead of caulking and rubber weather stripping etc. 20180504_120601.jpg
     


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  14. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    581 posts, 203 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    BTW the 99 cent solar light from Wal mart is there to light up the combo lock on dark nights.
     


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  15. Sanctuary2

    Sanctuary2

    Joined Jan 10, 2015
    14 posts, 12 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Ventura
    Sorry if I missed it, but where is the galley?
     


  16. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    581 posts, 203 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    It lives under the starboard cockpit seat until needed. Here is what it looks like when you pull it out to use. This is the annotated (captioned) picture. Starboard side Dinette annotated.jpg
     


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  17. Sanctuary2

    Sanctuary2

    Joined Jan 10, 2015
    14 posts, 12 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Ventura
    Thanks. I didn't realize it slid under the starboard cockpit so easily.
     


  18. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    581 posts, 203 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    Yep and sink drain pipe lines up with a funnel and connection to scupper drains with closable tap ( to avoid sucking in water when heeled underway) see pix for details DSC00031.JPG volcano and battery.JPG
     


  19. Hardhead

    Hardhead

    Joined Apr 11, 2017
    152 posts, 43 likes
    Catalina C22
    US Solomon's Island
    Damn smart idea - that would be useful in a lot of places. Thanks-
     


  20. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    581 posts, 203 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    Check out my post on assortment of cheap fixes on Cat 22
     



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