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Re: New monohull sailor- Catalina 22

In that case I think the Cat 22 would be fine. Supposedly the Yamaha engines are the shizzle. I think that's probably perfect, I wouldn't buy another engine then. For $3500 I'd want sails that were crisp feeling. I got my Cat 22 for a song and my sails aren't crispy but they are okay.

They are simple You should look at the keel, maybe put it down if possible. Check the cable on the keel that lifts it up. They have to be replaced every few years. Find out when the keel bolt was replaced. Make sure the keel is in decent shape around the bolt. Check the outboard bracket. The lower shrouds go to aluminum plates that bolt onto the mast - most should have been upgraded to stainless steel.

The deck and cockpit - look and make sure they aren't soft and look at the bolts and plates that anchor the stays and the life line stanchions. look for leaks, corrosion and rot there.

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Last edited by Sal Paradise; 07-24-2013 at 05:39 PM.
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