SailNet Community - View Single Post - Strange Catalina 22??
View Single Post
post #1 of Old 10-13-2008 Thread Starter
catfish26
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 23
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Strange Catalina 22??

Well,
The boss and I went on a sea trial of a Cat 22 yesterday. The boat is owned by a gentleman who admits that he is a novice (as are we). Here's the deal, the mast had a groove for the doohickies that attach to the mainsail, but the odd thing was that there was a depresion (looked like a factory depression) in the mast about a foot over the boom that opened to allow the doohickies to slip out. Consequently, it was impossible to raise the mainsail with one person despite the halyard being rigged to the cockpit. One person had to insert the doohickies as they slipped out of the groove while the other person worked the winch. My question: Is there a plate missing from this mast that would ordinarily prevent the doohickies from gaining freedom? or (I don't believe it) are all Cat 22s similarly designed?
Thanks,
Glen
catfish26 is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome