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Re: Catalina 22's and trailer sailing generally
In light winds it sails like any other keel boat. It relys a bit on hull form stability, so, in heavy air it starts sailing more like a dinghy. - Barquito
I think that is an interesting comment and probably true of the Cat 22 and of many other 2000 lb sailboats. Also a great comment about closing the boat up. It does have a 500 lb keel and it draws 5'. The keel on your boat looks massive though.
I sailed my Cat 22 in 20 knots today with just a reefed main and it was docile and poked along great. Its easy to handle with a reefed main. My wife was freaked out by the whitecaps which were rolling the boat sideways a bit, but it was nothing really. After a while it just got normal. I think 20 knots wind and 2 foot waves are our limit at this time with this boat.