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post #21 of Old 09-27-2012
H and E
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Re: Sailing alone??

I see a lot of Catalina 22’s on trailers that are rigged and sailed solo. I have a Catalina 25 that I solo quite often. (It lives in a slip most of the time) I also have an “A” frame and crutch so I can raise and lower the mast by myself using the boat winch. I do not recommend this for a day sail as it takes about an hour to accomplish. I cannot launch the boat solo without a pier next to the ramp to tie up while I get the trailer in the water with the 20’ tongue extension. The Catalina 22’s are easily launched-I watch a lot of solo launches with them. Also, There are a lot of them around and parts are still available. They are an excellent starter boat and you could spend a couple of days on one.
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