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    Replacing switch panel and battery - question

    I rarely use the electrical system on my 1987 C-22. Outboard engine is pull start. All my running lights and cabin lights are LEDs. Each light draws about 1/10 of an amp when in use. We hardly run at night anyhow........If I do, it's for an hour or two on our local lake. If we are cruising...
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    Drifter or Gennaker question

    Been out cruising a bunch this summer when the wind was 1-2 knots. Excruciatingly slow even with a Genoa. I wouldn't mind getting a gennaker or drifter, but not sure about a few things. Could use some help deciding. My C22 is a 1987 model. Hank on jib. 1. Drifter or Gennaker? Will typically...
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    Is there a good reason to repaint this......

    My boat is a 1987. Always sailed in fresh water. Almost always spends the night(s) on a trailer. During it's lifetime, it has probably only had 6-8 weeks of sitting in the water (overnight) while cruising lakes in the midwest. Otherwise it comes out on the trailer and gets parked till the...
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    Gonna try Cetol, but what kind??? Need suggestions.....

    Gonna go ahead and refinish my brightwork this winter. For whatever reason, going to give Cetol a try. I'm not trying to start a discussion about pros or cons, but I see that there are a couple of types of Cetol finish. Which should I use? My boat stays inside during the winter, outside...
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    BVI suggestions needed

    Going to flotilla sail the BVIs in April-May of 2019. Wife and I are midwest (US) sailors who own a C-22 and have sailed larger boats as well. Probably going to do a Sunsail 7-day flotilla sail. We like to do more than sail....we travel, visit new places, explore, etc.... Since we are going...
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    One more line to go to the cockpit....which should I choose

    I have a 1986 C-22 that is now rigged to take lines back to the cockpit. I have the main sail halyard, main sail downhaul, jib halyard, jib downhaul, and jiffy reefing lines all run to the cockpit (jib downhaul on a cleat on the port stanchion). I installed larger deck organizers, and installed...
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    Engine mount while trailering

    I'd love to find a way to mount my engine to the trailer while traveling. I have seen the "motor mount" solutions up by the winch. For various reasons that won't work on my boat/trailer combination. Does anyone see any downsides to laying down the engine horizontally near the hitch end of the...
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    Compass interference question

    I have a 1987 C-22 with a standard compass mounted on the port side cockpit-cabin bulkhead. I would like to run about 1-2 amps of 12 volt power from the electrical panel (starboard cabin) to the port-side cockpit, about half way back to the stern (near the coaming port). I plan to run the...
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    mast electrical connector question

    I have a (new to me) 1987 C-22. The previous owner indicated the various mast lights no longer worked. The deck connector from the mast was no longer there so I was unable to check. After the season ended, when I took down the mast, I jumped power to each wire going up the mast, and the...
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    running an antenna wire up the mast of a 1987 C-22

    2017-01-23_11-51-46 by Lafayette Mike posted Jan 23, 2017 at 11:58 AMI have heard there is a conduit in the mast for wiring, but not sure quite where. I have posted a picture of my mast, taken from the bottom. I've highlighted what I think is the conduit. Is it? And how would an antenna lead...
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    custom mast crutch question

    Just bought a 1986 C22 and have had it in the water a couple of times already. Put it away for the winter on Saturday. :-( I have an old, metal mast crutch that I am going to modify this winter and could use some suggestions as to it's height when fully extended. My existing steel crutch is...
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    5v/12v cockpit electrical supply question

    I'm a newbie C-22 owner (1986 model, sail #14081) but I've owned a lot of dinghies and RV's before so I am pretty good technically with modifications. We are going to use our "new" C-22 for some leisurely inland lake cruising as well as some limited near-shoreline excursions on the Great Lakes...