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  1. MikeJB

    Guide-on assist for trailer....

    Makes sense to me.....
  2. MikeJB

    Guide-on assist for trailer....

    Great idea!
  3. MikeJB

    Guide-on assist for trailer....

    Used a heat gun.....
  4. MikeJB

    Guide-on assist for trailer....

    The open end of the PVC just floats around a 6" stainless bolt thru bolted through the upright. Provides a little give as the keel centers up.
  5. MikeJB

    Guide-on assist for trailer....

    Now that the refit is nearing "completion", I am starting work on a trailer I picked up for $500. An essential piece of equipment is guide bars (which I have) but they only do so much. With the weight of the boat and windy conditions it's easy for the boat to move off center before it's pulled...
  6. MikeJB

    Dinghy option...

    That was my thinking. If I had to inflate the whole thing from jumpstart out of the bag I would never do it. It is a PITA....it's a pain in the driveway let alone the cockpit of a 22. The Magma racks allow me to keep it at the ready at all times. The big question is visibility. Again...if that...
  7. MikeJB

    Dinghy option...

    It's the standard OEM working jib
  8. MikeJB

    Dinghy option...

    We are planning some multi day trips and needed some type of dinghy. In the spirit of "run whatcha brung" we repurposed a 10 year old Sea Eagle inflatable kayak. We went with the Magma Kayak racks. We will see how this works out but the quality of these racks is pretty impressive. Granted for...
  9. MikeJB

    37 year old Catalina comes to life...

    Hi Gene... I feel like I know you. Have watched all your videos. Actually we live in Groveland, about 30 miles west of Orlando. It's been a long time since we've sailed so I've got a lot to learn/re-learn. Are you still sailing your 22?
  10. MikeJB

    37 year old Catalina comes to life...

    I've been lurking in the background while I finished a refit of a recently purchased 37 year old Catalina 22. We took it out for it's inaugural sail this past weekend....a 36 mile overnighter along the Gulf Coast of Florida. Here is a link to a video if you are interested. Mike
  11. MikeJB

    Pop Top Gas Spring Addition

    Sounds simple enough...Thank you. Our mast is off the boat now so it is a good time to do it.
  12. MikeJB

    Pop Top Gas Spring Addition

    If you don't mind.....How did you determine placement of the gas springs?