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    Assortment of cheap fixes on Cat 22

    They are May Flies even though is almost July. Apparently they lost their calendars.
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    Assortment of cheap fixes on Cat 22

    So I was walking into The Walmart a few weeks ago and there on display were some solar yard lights exactly like Jacktar showed, so I bought 2 @ .97¢ each. I put one on my boat exactly as shown by Jacktar. Works Great. So I go to my boat today to pick up my rudder to make a small repair and what...
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    South African "Catalina" 22

    Not a wood expert, but you might try West Marine Get Rot or similar penetrating epoxy.
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    Projects Update on my 88 Wing Keel

    Its just of piece of finish grade 3/4 plywood. Stained and varnished. It would have been nicer to use a harder solid piece of wood. The plywood was really to soft but I just needed something quick and easy. I think the varnish can make anything look nice.
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    Projects Update on my 88 Wing Keel

    Got the GPS mounted on the new hatch board. Just need to power it up. Came out looking pretty nice.
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    Projects Update on my 88 Wing Keel

    Got the new carburetor today. Probably took all of 20 minutes to remove the old one and install the new. Pump the fuel bulb and started on the second try. Once it warmed up, it dropped down to idle speed. Was a little fast but adjusted the throttle cable idle screw and it slowed right down...
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    Projects Update on my 88 Wing Keel

    Yes, mine has the cotter pin also. The problem seem to be after you secure the boots the cable does not move freely. In trying to keep the cable in the split boots you tend to wrap to tightly. I'm assuming I'll have to redo them and try to keep from wrapping to tight.
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    Projects Update on my 88 Wing Keel

    Another item I worked on was the spreader boots. Existing was a wad of old electrical and duct tape. The problem is I have never done spreader boots before so I just did what I thought looked kinda right. Before, the cable would move easily thru the wad of tape. Now the cable is very difficult...
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    Projects Update on my 88 Wing Keel

    It has an old SIGNET depth sounder and speed unit. Still Works.
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    Projects Update on my 88 Wing Keel

    LED Lamp Upgrade - Replaced all navigation lamp bulbs with LED bulbs from Catalina Direct. In the process, discovered the anchor light held together with electrical tape. When I removed the tape and the lens, found no bulb and the metal lamp support/conductor broken off. Bought a new anchor...
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    Weather

    Can't tell where the batteries go or how it connects to the INTERNET.:plus:
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    running an antenna wire up the mast of a 1987 C-22

    Successfully ran the VHF coaxial cable through the mast today. The mast conduit had two cables existing, one a two conductor for the anchor light and a three conductor for the steaming and deck light. I tied some old speaker wire I had to the anchor light cable at the top of the mast, pulled the...
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    Cockpit Hatch Support

    You can see the functionality in this video at the 9 minute mark.
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    Cockpit Hatch Support

    Anyone ever use these spring supports or similar to keep a cockpit hatch open?
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    Sailing and restoring #9874

    The Dometec list at 15 1/4 high and the Thetford 550p lists at 16 1/2.:banghead: