Is there any conceivable reason someone would attach forward lower shrouds to the same chainplate as the upper shrouds, on Catalina 25 ?
The boat I saw has two holes in the chainplates for the upper shrouds. The new owner had both "upper" and "lower forward" shrouds attached there, with the...
They sell automotive safety stands for use in some situations when a normal automotive hoist is not good enough.
They are rated at 2 tons each.
I picked 4 up on sale last fall, and just finished 90% of modifications needed for the 2 stern stands for our C22.
I cut the rear ones...
Our 87 Catalina 22 came with non-functional Signet Depth, Speed, and Wind Direction units.
The cost of replacing the missing components, and getting the system running, made me investigate other options.
It's not the 80s, and technology has come a long way. Being a bit of a nerd, my first...
For me it is vehicles. Currently doing a frame off restoration of a truck for my wife, have 2 vintage Honda motorcycles I am restoring, and being part of my nephew's Rally racing team. We'll be racing in the Rocky Mountain Rally next weekend in Invermere B.C.
Time to be outted.
Due to a recent thread by @AaronD about putting a MSD pumpout style portapottie in his Catalina, I been looking into what is available out there for a 5 gallon unit.
Looking a bunch of threads the options for seem to be:
Sanipottie 965 MSD
Sanipottie 975 MSD
Thetford, the 550P MSD
Has anyone found a modifcation of the manual pump faucet for the sink in a new design c22 ?
The sink is too shallow for many things and since the sink "just" fits the space, the alternative is to have a swan necked spout instead of the straight one it came with.
A quick search last year for...
This either reminds me of my neighbour's friends, or Bob & Doug MacKenzie...
It's from ComediHa. Some very funny stuff on their channel.
They are apparently a Quebec based, comedy show that is shot world wide.
Thanks to @Brian D...
Evening all !
A current thread mentioned a uniquely modified early design Catalina 22.
While I have found photos of the boat online, I know nothing about it, other than the photos and the related info about it's owners.
"BOAT" is a Catalina 22 owned by David & Barbara Thomson of Reno, NV, USA...
A new sailor at our marina has a Bayfield 25
He is replacing the shaft (broken at the forward end), cutlass bearing, stuffing box/gland nut/packing/rubber hose.
Rudder and prop shaft have been removed.
The cutlass bearing is in a bronze tailpiece casting held in with what appears to...
I was at the local store today, looking for some boat stuff, and happened to notice that they sold these clips. They will hold the pop top hatch dog handles up, when raising and lowering the pop top.
CD sells similar, but the local guy was cheaper once I added shipping.
Making Leather Catalina 22 Spreader boots
My rubber spreader boots had definitely seen better days.
I had wrapped tape around them until I got around to getting, or making, new ones.
What to use now ?
In addition to the traditional leather, and the typical rubber ones available, I...
Catalina 22 Pop Top Lift Assist
I finally installed a gas spring based lift assist system for the Pop top on our ’87 C22.
Catalina Direct has made a kit for years, and recently @$tingy Sailor has started selling a similar kit at a better price than CD with optional stainless ends on the gas...
Just thought you guys may want to know that James @jmczzz is currently heading south on his Great Circle run on his C25 (You may remember him from his C22 that he was fixing up before he switched to a the bigger C25.)
Just got an email reply from him, and I'm smiling like a cat, knowing he's on...
The question of how to tune the rig of a C22 comes up occasionally, so I have decided to compile all the info I can find in one thread.
This is a work in progress and I'll update and clarify information as I compile it.
Below my initial comments, I have posted the content of an old page from...
Afternoon all !
"Normal" Group 24 deep cycle battery lifespan ?
I know this a a loaded question. It obviously depends on how much use it gets, how it is charged, how often it is deep discharged.
The reason I ask is this:
I've been having discussions with a customer who used a group 27 deep...