Discussion in 'Catalina 22' started by Dug22, Feb 9, 2019.
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Has anyone ever taken kayak''s on their 22? If so how did u store them?
You could look around for a kayak that would fit on your foredeck, perhaps. We found some 9' kayaks that fit nicely strapped inboard of our shrouds, but that doesn't help you.
I'd probably strap them along the inside of the forward stanchions, if they can fit. I once saw a set-up on a C22 where kayaks were strapped on the outside of the midship stanchions, and there was some kind of a "U" shaped PVC support tube, attached to the outside of the stanchions to allow that. It seems like it would put a lot of leverage outboard of the stanchions though, but must work.
I have seen this too, but I wouldn't want to dock with the kayaks outboard of the stanchions.
These racks by Magma work great here on the west coast where we have floating docks.
How do the Magma mounts attach to the boat? Can they be removed and stored fairly easy?
Also how much weight can stachions hold? I was under the impression they break away at a certain pressure as not to damage the decking by ripping a hole in it.
They clamp on to the life line stanchions. Can be loosened and swung along side when not in use or removed for winter storage as we do. We've used them on 3 boats so far and wouldn't be without them.
Kayaks are very light (40lb.) mounted near the bottom of stanchion and the moment arm is very short. They have never caused any problems.
I think I am going to order two sets one for each side. We have a set of cheap 8 ft kayaks that are very light. Our 12ft kayaks I think would be excessive weight around 70 pounds each. And my daughters kayak is only four foot so it can go on the front deck. I was looking at getting a dingy but we all would rather have our kayaks.
We use the kayaks much much more than the dinghy.
Dang - now I've talked myself into buying a kayak and a set too.
Great for exploring!
We use our 12 ft kayaks going down Terrapin Creek and the Tallapoosa River in the summer. I can take a 32 Oz yetI full of beer and fishing poles. We float for 6 hours and go back to the camper and build a fire and hang with friends...
We've stowed on deck but deck space is very restricted. OK if motoring but a PIA if under sail. We have also towed them on a line astern. Very little drag. If calm we've even tossed one of the scurvy young crew members into a kayak towing astern. They love it !!
Bought one of these last year. Tried carrying kayaks on the deck but were a pita to climb around to get forward. It's 17' inflatable 2 man / 1 man. Packs up into a large suitcase sized bag. Only takes few minutes to set up. Handles very well in the water and is rated for white water. Nice thing is I don't have to worry how fast I paddle, I'm not worried about leaving my wife behind...
Looks nice! Who is the manufacturer?
Advanced Elements Convertible kayak. Can change the seating from 1 or 2. Carries the 2 of us just fine. It came with a inflatable rigid floor and also can get a rigid pole spine . Can also get spray skirts for 1 or 2.
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