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

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  1. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    760 posts, 332 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    So decided to try a electric trolling motor on my Sea Eagle inflatable dinghy. Weeel in Florida that is a motorboat so I had to go get it registered and titled. Not so fast , had manufacture source document but had to call the company and have them mail me a original bill of sale. Was 499 on line but once got done , cost 72 bucks to title, pay taxes, and register for 2 years. All good right, weeel you got to display the numbers and tax decal on the boat. So repurposed a piece of vinyl wall edging from Lowes. Set me back 2.83 plus tax , but its white vinyl, 1/8 of inch thick and flexible just tall enough to put numbers and tax decal on. Add some grommets to hang it on side ropes with and ta da. Pictures of project posted below. 2018_0607_141949_001.JPG 20180605_163014.jpg 20180606_143512.jpg 20180606_152440.jpg
     


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  2. pclarksurf

    pclarksurf

    Joined Jul 13, 2015
    526 posts, 283 likes
    Catalina 22 #2552
    US Kennewick, WA
    wow-- well done, and a bit of a PITA for an inflatable. Luckily my new dink from West Marine does not tip the scale at the DOL, so a bit luckier in WA. But-- try and get registration and a plate on an original Trail Rite that was never titled in the state? 2 years and at least 5 physical trips to the DOL later... sheez.
     


  3. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    760 posts, 332 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    Hey someday I will tell you why my inscribed HIN cannot be added to my title with its invented HIN because the boat was once bought and sold in Alabama which does not issue titles for boats or trailers. Caveat emptor in crimson tide land!
     


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  4. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    2,717 posts, 1,273 likes
    C-22, Albin Vega
    US central Florida
    Funny timing! I registered our dink for the first time a year ago, but only last week when I renewed it did I get around to thinking about actually applying numbers and the decal. It's an old Avon, and doesn't have a rope around the bow, so I don't have the option of doing a placard the way you did. That's clearly the best way to go.

    I stuck the sticker on the side of the motor - the ONLY place it could possibly be applied. And I'm going to try stenciling the numbers on with spray paint.

    Of course, now that I'm TRYING to do the right thing and be as legal as possible, I'll probably attract the attention of the po po and get myself ticketed. :angry:
     


  5. pclarksurf

    pclarksurf

    Joined Jul 13, 2015
    526 posts, 283 likes
    Catalina 22 #2552
    US Kennewick, WA
    I have to apply the boat reg numbers with a -1 added to indicate tender of.... looks like I have to figure out the same... hoping for transom.
     


  6. Leeward Rail

    Leeward Rail

    Joined Mar 20, 2015
    1,615 posts, 394 likes
    Catalina 22 New Style
    CA SHYC, Lake Winnipeg


    Ugh... I just told them my trailer was Homebuilt... no hassle...no vin needed... just a bill of sale listing it with the boat.
    (good thing. It "looks" professional, but builder plate, if it ever existed, was gone decades ago. I'd hate to deal with getting a VIN etc. like it was a motor vehicle.)

    Pleasure craft licence only needed if motor is over 10hp.. so technically our C22 doesn't need it.
    I got one anyhow, to make it easier for SAR, and cross border travel... It's Free.. renew every 10 years.
     


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  7. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    760 posts, 332 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    BTW just added a few more el cheapos to my cheap fixes for Cat 22 thread
     


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  8. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    760 posts, 332 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    Back a while ago was cleaning out the lined port-side lazarette in my 83 that extends up to back of port-side dinette seat in cabin. I noted a little bit of standing water at the very forward end and a little algae too. I decided it would be nice to have a way to drain the space into the common "bilge" of cat 22 or at least near the battery box and volcano where my bilge pump could remove soapy dirty rinse water too. So I drilled a small hole just big enough for a 3/4" pvc fitting with a screw on cap on it to close it off when not in use. First pic is inside lazarette and second in "bilge" area. Limber hole for portside (2).jpg Limber hole for portside (1).jpg
     


  9. Leeward Rail

    Leeward Rail

    Joined Mar 20, 2015
    1,615 posts, 394 likes
    Catalina 22 New Style
    CA SHYC, Lake Winnipeg
    Good idea !
     


  10. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    760 posts, 332 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    Also check alternate thread
    Assortment of cheap fixes on Cat 22
    for more neat stuff at low cost, easy peasy installs.
     


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  11. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    760 posts, 332 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    Will explain the little remote in the last post on assorted cheap fixes on Cat 22 later, little teaser there!
     


  12. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    760 posts, 332 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    So go check out the LED stick up lites in the assorted cheap fixes on Cat 22 thread, you know you want to..
     


  13. Ron20324

    Ron20324

    Joined Jan 22, 2008
    6,731 posts, 804 likes
    Beneteau 323
    US Annapolis MD
    Let us know how long those number boards last when flapping in the breeze.
     


  14. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    760 posts, 332 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    Probably will do ok, only get up to a knot paddling or on trolling motor and maybe 5+ towing it under sail or power. Otherwise in bag deflated along with dinghy.
    New Sea Eagle dinghy assembly (4).JPG
     


  15. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    760 posts, 332 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    Well its hurricane season on the gulf coast. Just got back from doubling the lines to floating dock, and wrapping some line around the mainsail cover and yankee bag. Now we wait, wind to be minor, but storm surge will be 2 - 4 feet, was up 1.5 ft already and storm is 8 hours away. To be cat 1 hurricane when arrives this evening and will go to Mobile or Texas we hope. Updates to be posted .
     


  16. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    760 posts, 332 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    Just a reminder, I just got done doing my yearly check of all electrical connections being mechanically and electrically sound, even checked a few connections on bus bars to ensure battery voltage arrives and leaves there like it is supposed to. Also I put a fresh dollop (technical term) of dielectric grease on each terminal including the main battery terminals.
     


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  17. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    760 posts, 332 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    Oh another reminder, been a hot summer here, so I checked the water level in the battery, my new group 27 actually has removable cell covers, the previous one was sealed up . Just a thought, mine was fine but you never know and it is one the ways to kill a battery.
     


  18. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    760 posts, 332 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    Well this is about a different vessel I have visited in its heyday in downtown Honolulu which sad to say is on its last legs due to funding issues. Still pretty awesome though as i saw it last week. Hawaii 2018  (68).JPG
     


  19. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    2,717 posts, 1,273 likes
    C-22, Albin Vega
    US central Florida
    That is one heck of a houseboat! What's with the mast-thingys, what are they for?
     


  20. justsomeguy

    justsomeguy

    Joined Feb 20, 2011
    6,868 posts, 1,163 likes
    Island Packet 35
    US Tucson, AZ/San Carlos, MX


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