Good to know T32C,
I'll hopefully meet the owner again the week after next and try a "test pull" with my Ranger so I can see how it pulls out of the water (to make sure it will) and so I can see the trailer and the bottom of the boat. I like the top half, but need to see the hull, trailer, and keel before I decide what happens next.
Another weight question that confuses me about the Catalina 22:
Looking around the internet and books, I see it listed as 1800 lbs and some other places list it as 2,400 lbs. This boat is a 1971 model and one of the first 1,000 made (serial #880). Are the older ones slightly lighter or is there just a lot of estimates about weight?