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by Locutus
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: CVT scooter motor as inboard?
Replies: 7
Views: 567

Re: CVT scooter motor as inboard?

I'm no expert on marinizing engines, but it seems to me that the critical difference between full throttle on the highway and full throttle in a boat is that on the highway you're basically coasting and only fighting wind and rolling resistance. In a boat you're always pushing tons of water out of t...
by Locutus
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Catalina 22 repairs
Replies: 22
Views: 12750

Re: Catalina 22 repairs

Update:
My Catalina 22 is now for sale if anyone is interested.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/boa/ ... 19171.html
by Locutus
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Anybody ever set up solar power on their boat? Any ideas what would be needed?
Replies: 8
Views: 16679

Re: Anybody ever set up solar power on their boat? Any ideas what would be needed?

Everything you ever wanted to know about solar power (and some opinions you can probably live without) can be found on "Handybob's" blog. His posts are geared toward RVs and Off-Grid home systems but much of the information can be applied equally well to marine use. https://handybobsolar.wordpress.c...
by Locutus
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Catalina 22 repairs
Replies: 22
Views: 12750

Re: Catalina 22 repairs

GALLEY PUMP UPGRADE I couldn't find a new hand pump that would both fit under the cockpit bench when in the stowed position, that would also fit underneath the countertop (tank is in the way). The old hand pump works but is difficult to pump. So I decided to rig up an electric pump and push the wat...
by Locutus
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Catalina 22 repairs
Replies: 22
Views: 12750

Re: Catalina 22 repairs

More photos. I wish I could attach more than three per post. IMG_0867.JPG IMG_0869.JPG These four little 5/16 bolts hold everything in place. Kinda wish they were more robust. IMG_0874.JPG Eventually I'm going to have to inspect the lift cable too but I haven't figured out how to do that yet, since ...
by Locutus
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Catalina 22 repairs
Replies: 22
Views: 12750

Re: Catalina 22 repairs

I lowered the keel to inspect the bronze pin, and sent some photos to Catalina technical support for an opinion on whether anything needs replacing. I hope not because the pin wouldn't budge when I tapped the end with a hammer. The keel itself is pretty corroded but everything else looks okay. I whi...
by Locutus
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Catalina 22 repairs
Replies: 22
Views: 12750

Re: Catalina 22 repairs

My nice, crispy new mainsail arrived today.
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by Locutus
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Catalina 22 repairs
Replies: 22
Views: 12750

Re: Catalina 22 repairs

Thanks for everyone's comments. I've found retrieving at the ramp to be troublesome because the boat has to be floated onto the bunks and the retracted keel has to at the same time be aligned with a groove for it in the trailer's cradle. Positioning the trailer deep enough to float the boat onto the...
by Locutus
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Catalina 22 repairs
Replies: 22
Views: 12750

Re: Catalina 22 repairs

Also installed compass and GPS. For the GPS I needed a swing-arm mount. These are quite expensive to buy, so I went down to Everett Steel and picked up $6.00 worth of scrap steel, went to Dunn Lumber for some fittings and fasteners, and for a total of about $15 fabricated a mount myself. IMG_0799.JP...
by Locutus
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Catalina 22 repairs
Replies: 22
Views: 12750

Re: Catalina 22 repairs

The varnished boards and frames, installed. They're not quite finished...they need a few more coats of varnish. I used Pettit Z-Spar Captain's 1015 varnish. IMG_0808.JPG IMG_0809.JPG IMG_0810.JPG Some of the other upgrades I've made so far: --Rewired mast. --LED lighting, except nav and steaming lig...
by Locutus
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Catalina 22 repairs
Replies: 22
Views: 12750

Re: Catalina 22 repairs

Now for the companionway boards. The original boards and frames were in pretty bad condition: IMG_0807.JPG The teak replacements are obscenely expensive. The white ones are affordable but lack character. So I decided to custom build them myself. With teak as expensive as it is (if you can even find ...
by Locutus
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Catalina 22 repairs
Replies: 22
Views: 12750

Re: Catalina 22 repairs

Next up, the galley. Here's how it was as purchased: IMG_0775.JPG The pressurized alcohol stove does not work. So I removed it and installed a wooden cutting board. And it neatly fits two of these little butane stoves. (The double burner stoves are too long.) But for safety I'll have to turn one bac...
by Locutus
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Catalina 22 repairs
Replies: 22
Views: 12750

Re: Catalina 22 repairs

As promised, here are photos of my repairs and upgrades (so far). First up, the mast. Because I got impatient and tried to raise the mast in my yard without checking the owner's manual, without mechanical leverage and without consulting You Tube, I ended up damaging the step end where the pin goes t...
by Locutus
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Catalina 22 repairs
Replies: 22
Views: 12750

Re: Catalina 22 repairs

Thanks for your responses DrBryan and Billy. Good idea on the 2-part varnish, but I'm trying to save money on this repair. The cheapest 2-part marine varnish I saw online in a quick search is over 80 bucks a quart. So I think I'll use the varnish I have on hand and if peeling or bubbling become an i...
by Locutus
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Catalina 22 repairs
Replies: 22
Views: 12750

Catalina 22 repairs

I'm making some upgrades and repairs to my Catalina 22. Right now I'm replacing the companionway framing and crib boards, which are the original teak, 42 years old and in bad shape. Teak is very expensive and to buy the ready-made ones from Catalina Direct are about $600.00. So I'm making them mysel...

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