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Cat 22 Kick Up Rudder

Feb 20, 2016
Catalina 22 Palm Harbor
Question: Does the rudder draft exceed the Swing Keel Draft when fully retracted?
Do I need to spend +$900.00 at Catalina Direct or for that matter Rudder Craft for this item.
I'd assume you need to have the rudder in place when launching, where I would believe that is the critical question as much as keel fully retracted and the rudder being taller than the retractable keel draft.


Jun 1, 2004
Catalina 27 Mission Bay, San Diego
There is nothing to worry about in this regard. If it was an issue, after market rudder designs or not, nobody would have bought the boat in the first place.
This will all become clear and obvious when you follow the owner's manual for launching.... you do have an owner's manual, right? Fine... stop worrying, get your boat launched and go have some fun. :)
Sep 14, 2014
Catalina 22 Pensacola, Florida
Of course it does, keel up is 26 inches or so draft, with rudder down draft of rudder blade is 36 inches, so raise rudder and keel before you trailer or launch.
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