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    When do most retire the C22 for the season?

    I'm considering sailing into November, but the nice days are definitely getting fewer. Good wind though- Further south, I'd be tempted to sail year-round. Anyone trailer from the north to the south in the winter?
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    More wonders of butyl tape

    In the past - I've had the annoying problem of the C22's plywood cover plates, for the bilge & storage areas, being slid or knocked out of place. I've recently had good luck by "setting" them in, with a small amount of butyl tape, for grip, under each corner. It doesn't take much, just a small...
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    Pop-top hatch dog issue

    I'm having an issue where the bottom clasp of the forward starboard hatch dog on my 1987 is flexing significantly upward under load, when the pop-top is dogged down. This would be the "U" shaped bronze fitting that the plastic knob tightens against. The photo below does not show it under...
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    Lifespan of aluminum mast

    My C22 mast is 30 years old, and doesn't show any obvious stress defects. However, I did notice last weekend that the mast seems to have a "natural" lateral bend of maybe 1" over the top 10 feet, standing, but with very loose shrouds. With the starboard upper shroud about 22 on a Loos PT-1...
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    Mast wiring color code?

    I'm in the process of replacing my factory spreader/deck light with a new LED fixture. I've removed the factory light, and it has 3 wires coming from the mast - a Black, White & Green. The new Forespar spreader light has 3 wires -- with a color coding of red wire=steaming light, Blue wire =...
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    AGM Batteries

    Anyone have an opinion on AGM batteries? I currently have 2 Optima AGM group 27 deep cycle batteries. After what is probably some poor charging practice on my part, they're getting near the end. I need to stay with AGM to avoid the potential dangers of off-gassing in an enclosed space. I...
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    Removing aft end cap from boom

    This is probably a silly question -- does anyone have any tips as to how to remove the black end cap from the aft end of the boom? As far as I can tell, it appears to be a jam fit type arrangement. Is that correct? I'm sure mine is pretty well corroded, but just wanted to check before I...
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    Core rot under cleat

    While poking around in the boat today, I found some plywood core rot under the starboard stern cleat. Evidently, water was coming in through the cleat bolt holes. I've cut out the inner lamination, and scraped away 2-3 layers of rotted plywood laminate layers. The wood above that, up to the...
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    Dropping keel

    Has anyone detached the keel, and just kept the raised up boat off the trailer above it? My swing keel is in good shape overall, but needs new paint and a touch up scraping on the parts normally inaccessible due to the trailer. I also want to replace the turning ball, keel cable and keel...
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    Bulkhead fit & hull twist

    I replaced the plywood bulkheads on my 87' C22 late last summer, but haven't had her back in water yet. I'm happy with the job overall, but in retrospect, I should have been a little more aggressive with a rubber mallet in refitting the bulkheads before drilling and bolting them back in...
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    Shroud Tension

    I wanted to ask what the more experienced members here think is the proper shroud tension on the C22. I have a Loos PT1 gauge and was tensioning the shrouds this weekend on my new design 87'. Right now, I have them settled in at 10 for the aft lower, 25 for the uppers, and about 19 for the...
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    Autopilot

    I'm thinking of wintertime projects, and considering adding an autopilot - for longer trips and single handing. Has anyone had any experience with the Raymarine ST2000 tiller pilot, or any other brands? I was reading a 2005 post by Chip Ford, and he eventually upgraded from the Raymarine...
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    Wood rot

    I just had an unpleasant discovery last weekend- For some reason, the original owner of my 87' had drilled a 1/4" hole completely through the starboard bench/settee just about 3 inches back from the cabin bulkhead. It apparently was completely sealed at some point later, but while on my lying...
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    Tohatsu Sail Pro 6hp - Alternator wiring

    I just bought a Tohatsu Sail Pro 6hp, which comes with a "5 amp" alternator- Does anyone happen to know the existing wire size of the alternator male-female bullet connectors? This is where the 2 (positive & negative) alternator wires exit the motor, and are intended to be "plugged in" to the...
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    Honda 9.9 on a Catalina 22

    Hello to everyone- I'm in the process of closing a sale on a 1987 C22, and plan to use it for weekend cruising around the mid Chesapeake Bay. I don't plan to race. I've read a lot of threads regarding outboards on the C22, and it seems the consensus that a 6 hp is adequate, and weight is an...