Turning ball

Discussion in 'Catalina 22' started by Bobbelec, May 17, 2019 at 2:28 PM. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Bobbelec

    Bobbelec

    Joined Dec 1, 2018
    4 posts, 0 likes
    Catalina 22
    Homer Us NJ , PA
    Hello, This is my first time posting a question. I have always been able to answer my questions by searching older posts and have learned a lot reading current posts. My question is what if any lube do you use for the turning ball. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank You.
     


  2. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    2,783 posts, 1,377 likes
    C-22, Albin Vega
    US central Florida
    Welcome aboard, Bobbelec!

    No need to lube the turning ball. :)
     


  3. Bobbelec

    Bobbelec

    Joined Dec 1, 2018
    4 posts, 0 likes
    Catalina 22
    Homer Us NJ , PA
    Thank You for the quick response.
     


  4. Hardhead

    Hardhead

    Joined Apr 11, 2017
    326 posts, 122 likes
    Catalina C22
    US Solomon's Island, MD
    I think I put some kind of anti-corrosion turnbuckle thread lube stuff, from Catalina Direct, on the pin that goes through the ball - but I agree with Gene, I really don't think it's needed. The turning ball and pin are wet every time it's used, and anything there is not likely going to last too long.
     


  5. MikeHoncho

    MikeHoncho

    Joined Dec 28, 2015
    294 posts, 120 likes
    Laser, Hunter H30 Standard
    Un Tacoma
    What's a turning ball?
     


  6. Stu Jackson

    Stu Jackson

    Joined Feb 26, 2004
    20,466 posts, 898 likes
    Catalina 34
    224 CA Maple Bay, BC, Canada
    Welcome. Always fun to get an ole lurker into "publishing." :):):)

    Great boats. from a former C22 owner, 1981 #10496

    Enjoy your season.
     


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  7. Ron20324

    Ron20324

    Joined Jan 22, 2008
    6,837 posts, 856 likes
    Beneteau 323
    US Annapolis MD
    That big mirrored thing at New Years. If ya gotta ask....
     


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  8. Hardhead

    Hardhead

    Joined Apr 11, 2017
    326 posts, 122 likes
    Catalina C22
    US Solomon's Island, MD
    It's for the C22 swing keel -- it rolls and guides the keel winch cable around the "turn," that exists where the cable exits the hull, and is angled and attached to the end of the keel.
     


  9. MikeHoncho

    MikeHoncho

    Joined Dec 28, 2015
    294 posts, 120 likes
    Laser, Hunter H30 Standard
    Un Tacoma
    Hah!
     


  10. MikeHoncho

    MikeHoncho

    Joined Dec 28, 2015
    294 posts, 120 likes
    Laser, Hunter H30 Standard
    Un Tacoma
    Sounds complicated...
     


  11. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    2,783 posts, 1,377 likes
    C-22, Albin Vega
    US central Florida

    It's a ball, that turns. Duuuuh! :kick:

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  12. Hardhead

    Hardhead

    Joined Apr 11, 2017
    326 posts, 122 likes
    Catalina C22
    US Solomon's Island, MD
    Gene - you have an impressive photo archive. Almost any subject - out comes an illustrative photo. A credit to the forum-
     


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  13. rpludwig

    rpludwig

    Joined May 23, 2016
    712 posts, 369 likes
    Catalina 22 #12502
    US BSC
    Gene's 'da man on all things c22, has saved us all from a lot of mess....just don't route the cable forward over the ball, needs to go aft as in Gene's pic...we've seen others make that error IIRC....
     


  14. Bobbelec

    Bobbelec

    Joined Dec 1, 2018
    4 posts, 0 likes
    Catalina 22
    Homer Us NJ , PA
    Thanks for all the responses, All of your experience is appreciated. Bottom painted today hoping to launch during the week. Thanks again.
     


  15. Hardhead

    Hardhead

    Joined Apr 11, 2017
    326 posts, 122 likes
    Catalina C22
    US Solomon's Island, MD
    When seating the ball - it can help to put a loosely tied zip tie around the cable groove of the ball (to hold the ball) - then slide the pin through. Someone else on the forum gave that advice a while back-
     


  16. rpludwig

    rpludwig

    Joined May 23, 2016
    712 posts, 369 likes
    Catalina 22 #12502
    US BSC
    as HH recomends, don't drop the ball (down there)!
     


  17. Benny17441

    Benny17441

    Joined May 24, 2004
    5,749 posts, 417 likes
    CC 30
    US South Florida
    It is similar to the muffler bearings. The kids are out playing.
     


  18. greg_m

    greg_m

    Joined May 23, 2017
    545 posts, 226 likes
    Catalina Jaguar 22
    ZA Simons Town
    The turning ball requires some elbow grease every now and then ;)
     




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