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  1. gkmoore

    Torqeedo on Cat 22?

    With the type of lake sailing I do, I don't think I would need a spare battery or solar charger. To get the 1103c with battery, charger would therefore cost $2700. My biggest concern is whether this would be enough power to push the catalina 22 into a 15mph headwind, and some comments above make...
  2. gkmoore

    Torqeedo on Cat 22?

    I believe only the Torqeedo makes a unit with the battery in the outboard itself. The 1003/1103 units are very light and easily removed. The Elco and larger Torqeedo use very heavy batteries, but with more range and power.
  3. gkmoore

    Torqeedo on Cat 22?

    Chris115, Thanks for the information, really good to hear about real-world experience with the Torqeedo. I rarely use the outboard more than 15min at a time, but once had a similar situation where we lost all wind and had to motor about 30min back to the dock. It is nice to hear that it...
  4. gkmoore

    Torqeedo on Cat 22?

    Hi all, I'm using a 5hp Honda 4 stroke, mostly reliable. Just wondering though if anyone has powered a Catalina 22 with a Torqeedo, either the 1003c or 1103c models. I sail on a lake, but often have to motor into a 10-15mph headwind on the way out to the body of the lake. The weight of the...
  5. gkmoore

    Replacing switch panel and battery - question

    I've been using a similar 'game feeder' battery for several years. The only electrical I use is the running lights coming back home in the evenings (I sail on a lake). I can often go a whole season (six months) on a single charge. I have mine mounted down by the 'volcano'. I epoxied a small...
  6. gkmoore

    Boat Cover Recommendations?

    I had a cover for the cabin area (similar to the one above) made by a local guy who does bimini tops and covers for power boats in the area. It is made out of Sunbrella material. Keeps the teak looking great!
  7. gkmoore

    "shroud covers"?

    Never heard of the scar pins, just looked them up-- going on my Christmas list!
  8. gkmoore

    Need some winches

    Another picture:
  9. gkmoore

    Need some winches

    Here is a pic, my mistake in that they are not located where the winches were- they are further forward. They work great for the jib sheets.
  10. gkmoore

    Need some winches

    My cabin top winches were for the jib I'm fairly sure- cross sheeting for racing. I'll look tonight to see if I have pics of the block/cleat set up-- they are very handy, mounted on a thick aluminum plate where the winches go.
  11. gkmoore

    Need some winches

    For what it's worth.... I don't have winches on my 22; the boat had been modified for racing with winches on the cabin top (which I removed), it has blocks w/ cam cleats where winches normally are located. I find I am fine without winches for my leisurely day sailing adventures on the lake.
  12. gkmoore

    Lower Gudgeon Access

    my first post was going to say she was able to handle the (things that go on the ends of the bolts) but I erased that- I knew it would generate too many comments...
  13. gkmoore

    Lower Gudgeon Access

    I worked hard to get that post about how she helped me to be G rated, but seemed to have failed...
  14. gkmoore

    Lower Gudgeon Access

    I had a similar leak that was corrected by sealing the lower gudgeon..... No brass backer on mine, my wife was able to get her hand in that small space.
  15. gkmoore

    Commissioning tasks and ongoing improvements of a 83 Cat 22 from trailer to saltwatercamper

    I've read a lot about the Ruddercraft blade and would like to upgrade, but it is a lot of 'boat bucks'. I'm getting done with many of my other projects on the boat so perhaps I should save up for this upgrade next year, given the great performance improvement reported by Gene and others.
  16. gkmoore

    Commissioning tasks and ongoing improvements of a 83 Cat 22 from trailer to saltwatercamper

    Thanks for the info Jacktar. I've been on this forum for a few years and don't recall this. I'll do my research; my boat's already in the water for the season but this may be a project for next winter. Let us know if you notice some improvement in handling.
  17. gkmoore

    Commissioning tasks and ongoing improvements of a 83 Cat 22 from trailer to saltwatercamper

    Jacktar, I haven't read anything about the "spacer trick". What is advantage do you hope to gain?
  18. gkmoore

    April Fools megathread

    NOt that I would know from personal experience but..... I have heard that starter fluid makes a great fuel for these guns; also slicing a potato into discs before pressing them into the barrel gives you more 'ammo' per potato. Good clean fun!
  19. gkmoore

    Several Rigging and Parts Questions About My 1984 Cat 22

    Ditto on the pigtail, which is one reason I added a topping lift to my boat. (one of the easier projects to accomplish, by the way).
  20. gkmoore

    What size motor?

    I'm using a Honda 5hp 4 stroke (1984 model) and it has plenty of power for the boat.