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Yay! second boat. Cat 22

Hi, I am going to look at at a Catalina 22 today, and I was simply wondering if some others with experience with them could give me some tips on some of the things I need to look for. It's an older boat, late 70's. What are some weak points or other possible problmes I really need not forget checking out. Thanks.
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im not sure about what to look for, but a surveyor might be a good idea. good luck.
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Single most important thing to keep in mind is that the Catalina 22 is likely the single most popular boat ever produced. More than 10,000 were made. A variant is still in production.

Bottom line: parts are Uber-available, and there are dozens and dozens of clubs. If you have problems with it, it's virtually guaranteed that someone else has already faced that problem...and written about it in the Web.

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Well, it's been covered above pretty well, but here's my take:

Keel Trunk
Keel Winch
Keel Cable

Windows and Chainplates

All are potential trouble spots, the good thing is nothing costs too much to fix IF the hull and deck are sound...

I think there are more than 15,000 C-22's built since mine is hull # 9648 and mine is a 1980...

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I would add pintles and gudgeons to Iflya's list. Also if its a pop-top model (a definite plus), check the mechanism, and make sure the owner shows you the side curtains if he has them. Catalina 22's are really terrific values; as has been noted, parts, service and factory support are readily available. If the boat is in good shape and you keep it that way, you should be able to sell it for what you paid.
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Be sure to replace the eyebolts that serve as the chain plates. I was sailing a C22 when one failed and it almost brought the mast down. The bolt had corroded from the inside ( a lot of stainless from that era was highly suspect ). The mast had to be replaced because it was bent.

But, it's a great little boat - you should have a lot of fun with it.
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Stainless steel almost never corrodes from the inside out... by definition, it can't... since it requires some oxygen to corrode. What probably happened is crevice corrosion, which caused it to fail and often looks like it failed from the inside out. Highly recommend replacing all the standing rigging if the boat is more than 20 years old, unless it was only used on freshwater.
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Be sure to replace the eyebolts that serve as the chain plates. I was sailing a C22 when one failed and it almost brought the mast down. The bolt had corroded from the inside ( a lot of stainless from that era was highly suspect ). The mast had to be replaced because it was bent.

But, it's a great little boat - you should have a lot of fun with it.
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How much do you thknk it would cost to replace all the standing rigging?

by the way I bought it today.
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Congratulations... you did get a survey, right???
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How much do you thknk it would cost to replace all the standing rigging?

by the way I bought it today.
$379.95 (See the link below). You might be able to get a local rigger to do better; remove the existing rigging and take it to a rigger and ask him to duplicate it for you.

Btw, if you don't have roller furling now, this is a good time to add it. Many furlers will require you to either cut or replace your headstay, so if you are replacing it anyway now, you can save yourself the trouble and expense of doing it again later if you were planning on installing roller furling at some point.

Catalina Direct: Standing Rigging Kit <-85

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