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post #12 of Old 09-25-2012
Sal Paradise
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Re: Catalina 22's and trailer sailing generally

I have a Cat22 that I tow with a Ford Freestar Minivan with a 4 liter V6 engine. My van handles it easily.

I have trailer launched boats for 20 years. I have my Catalina in a slip because its just such an ordeal to get it set up each time.

I think its a pretty stable boat and I trust it in reasonable conditions. 15 knots wind and above with some whitecaps we put a reef in and leave one hatch board in, sail conservatively and she is fine. My boat is old, I have gone over the rigging but when its gets really rough and the lee shrouds are slack and the keel clunks. I worry a bit, just due to the age. But the hull always feels solid and dry and not tender. My point is you will really want to check it completely so you feel confident when she heels over.

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