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Worst sailing update ever

Discussion in 'Catalina 22' started by pclarksurf, Dec 17, 2016. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. pclarksurf

    pclarksurf

    Joined Jul 13, 2015
    486 posts, 221 likes
    Catalina 22 #2552
    US Kennewick, WA
    stunning lack of progress


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  2. njlarry

    njlarry

    Joined Sep 23, 2009
    1,331 posts, 130 likes
    O'Day 34-At Last
    US Rock Hall, Md
    The only thing that would be more depressing would be if the picture was taken at 430 pm. :wahwah:
     


  3. Daveinet

    Daveinet

    Joined Sep 20, 2014
    857 posts, 140 likes
    Rob Legg RL24
    US Chain O'Lakes
    Embrace the snow. Build yourself an ice sled that uses the same mast and sails.
     


  4. justsomeguy

    justsomeguy

    Joined Feb 20, 2011
    6,352 posts, 831 likes
    Island Packet 35
    US Tucson, AZ/San Carlos, MX
    Could be worse...
     


  5. JohnCTV21

    JohnCTV21

    Joined May 25, 2015
    176 posts, 31 likes
    Macgregor, Hunter Venture 21, H25
    US Candlewood
    You can still see your trailer wheels, just a dusting.
    All I can see are the tops of fenders
     


  6. flynhi4u

    flynhi4u

    Joined Oct 28, 2013
    624 posts, 165 likes
    Hunter 20
    US Lake Monroe
    I would love to try an ice boat. That would be one heck of a mast and sail for one!

    Sam
     


  7. cb32863

    cb32863

    Joined Jun 29, 2010
    842 posts, 97 likes
    Beneteau First 235
    US Lake Minnetonka, MN
    Meh. Here in Minnesota we had 8 inches of snow Friday into Saturday and the current air temperature is -22F. High today will be -8.
     


  8. Slartibartfass

    Slartibartfass

    Joined Dec 13, 2015
    426 posts, 84 likes
    Catalina Capri 22
    1139 US Mamaroneck, NY
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    The rest of the action happens in the heated workshop. Working on rudder right now to make it nice and shiny.... lives good for not living in the south....
     


  9. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    2,384 posts, 886 likes
    C-22, Albin Vega
    US central Florida
    I love that wooden scaffolding, Slartibartfass!
     


  10. Slartibartfass

    Slartibartfass

    Joined Dec 13, 2015
    426 posts, 84 likes
    Catalina Capri 22
    1139 US Mamaroneck, NY
    Thx. I need to polish the hull come spring and due to the slope of my driveway the bow is high up in the air and a pain to work on on a ladder.

    Initially I thought about building something around until it hit me to use the trailer as a base for the walkway.....

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  11. Jacktar

    Jacktar

    Joined Sep 14, 2014
    630 posts, 225 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Pensacola, Florida
    Winterized in florida for the holidays 20161217_213258.jpg
     


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  12. Leeward Rail

    Leeward Rail

    Joined Mar 20, 2015
    1,476 posts, 303 likes
    Catalina 22 New Style
    CA SHYC, Lake Winnipeg
    I'm with ya, @pclarksurf !

    While technically there is winter in all parts of the world, I believe Florida isn't one of them.
    In fact, if your water doesn't freeze, IMO it's not winter. :D

    Today's forecasted high is -24 C -12.2 F
    @cb32863 Knows what I'm talking about. :)


    As for ice boats, no reason why you can't take the wheels off that C22 and put blades on axle extensions (to increase stability) and trailer tongue.
    It would be the only time of the year a 22ft displacement hull could exceed 50mph. :D

    I'd love to get an old dinghy rig and build one, but the lakes around here usually have snow on them, and are not normally smooth.
     


    Last edited: Dec 18, 2016
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  13. Meriachee

    Meriachee

    Joined Aug 1, 2011
    2,613 posts, 713 likes
    Catalina 270
    CA Wabamun - on the orange ball
    We were thinking of going to the lake today. It's +1 out there right now. Freakin heat wave!
     


  14. Leeward Rail

    Leeward Rail

    Joined Mar 20, 2015
    1,476 posts, 303 likes
    Catalina 22 New Style
    CA SHYC, Lake Winnipeg
    So the forecast isn't wrong ? I thought Environment Canada were simply joking when they said it was supposed to be -7 by tomorrow am. Wind from that temp change, hasn't picked up yet, but I'm hoping it's ASAP.
    My e-brake shoes on one side, froze while parked/shopping, today. I was forced to drive a block or so, until the heat from the friction melted them free.
     


  15. Roland5048

    Roland5048

    Joined May 12, 2004
    1,043 posts, 294 likes
    Hunter Cherubini 30
    US New Port Richey
    Hey, we have frozen water here in Fl. We put it in our drinks. :)
     


  16. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    9,005 posts, 2,293 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    +1C????? LOL love this

     


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  17. Stu Jackson

    Stu Jackson

    Joined Feb 26, 2004
    19,916 posts, 577 likes
    Catalina 34
    224 CA Maple Bay, BC, Canada
    I used to live in California. Every year about this time, some dudes would make jokes about it being warm enough to sail while others were lamenting their withdrawal syndrome.

    I always felt it was rude to do so, and sometimes called them out on it, but for years have kept my thoughts to myself.

    Last summer we sailed our boat up from SF to Vancouver Island. Since arriving, we have had the worst weather in recorded history: more rain in Oct. and Nov., early snow and well below average temps in Dec.

    I haven't been able to use the boat except for three single overnights since we got here in mid Sept. At least it's still in the water, but below freezing temperatures don't equate to use or even maintenance.

    I understand, and am very glad I didn't ever publicly revel in my good fortune.

    It is not appropriate to gloat and I feel very sorry for those who have to put their boats up for months at a time.
     


  18. flynhi4u

    flynhi4u

    Joined Oct 28, 2013
    624 posts, 165 likes
    Hunter 20
    US Lake Monroe
    That was just funny!!!! Sadly, I think they do the same thing down here too in regards to snowfall :-( They keep dangling the carrot in front of me saying were going to get snow then take it away at the last minute when it turns to freezing rain and sleet! Hard to ski on ice although I give it a good try!

    Sam
     


  19. flynhi4u

    flynhi4u

    Joined Oct 28, 2013
    624 posts, 165 likes
    Hunter 20
    US Lake Monroe
    One man's storm is another man's heaven. I will take all the snow that no one else wants. Just ship it to southern Indiana and I will gladly take it off your hands!

    Sam,
     


  20. Daveinet

    Daveinet

    Joined Sep 20, 2014
    857 posts, 140 likes
    Rob Legg RL24
    US Chain O'Lakes
    You could just take a few lessons from these guys:
     



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