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Offshore sailing on a Catalina 22?

If you had a Catalina 22 sailboat, what is the furthest away from shore would you take it?

Would you take it offshore?
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Re: Offshore sailing on a Catalina 22?

It all depends on:

1: weather
2: condition of the boat
3: your abilities

With the right combination of all 3 you could sail it across the ocean. With any one item being deficient I wouldn't sail it past the breakwater.

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Re: Offshore sailing on a Catalina 22?

A Schock Santana 22 sailed from California across the Pacific and ended up being used for 'cargo' and 'passenger' service from island to island in Micronesia
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Re: Offshore sailing on a Catalina 22?

This guy cruised 4,000 miles on a Catalina 22 and he went offshore.


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Re: Offshore sailing on a Catalina 22?

I sailed mine across the English Channel, Hamble to Cherbourg, Troon to Stornaway and back and down the Adriatic to Albania.

However it has big cockpit and I don't think I would want to be out in strong winds and big seas.

So my answer is yes in reasonable conditions.
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Re: Offshore sailing on a Catalina 22?

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if you had a catalina 22 sailboat, what is the furthest away from shore would you take it?

Would you take it offshore?
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Re: Offshore sailing on a Catalina 22?

Let us see what changes in the answers. Everything the same except 27 ft instead of 22.
This is where the uh, if, maybe, begins for me mostly. There are specific little boats that are WOW.
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Re: Offshore sailing on a Catalina 22?

Depends what you mean by "off shore" I would think it could mean "in the ocean, about twice as far off shore as you can see.? My "off shore" experience between San Francisco & Victoria, B.C. was in Destroyer Escorts. I have some experience in Northern California ocean waters from San Francisco & Fort Bragg, & some limited excursions out of some of the inlets on the Oregon Coast. The waters "close to shore", like in the picture below, can be extremely rough.

One of our boats was a Coronado 25, bigger than a Catalina 22, & it did pretty well in ocean waters. Although for long term voyages I would think space for extra water, food & fuel would be limited.

I guess it all depends on where you are. If you want to live on peanut butter & tortillas as in the video, & you can keep the boat "zipped up" from breaking seas, You might survive.

The breaker in the picture is inside the Bonita channel marker, which is about 15' high. IIRC

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Re: Offshore sailing on a Catalina 22?

This couple went to the Bahamas from Key Largo on a C22- Catalina Direct Clubhouse Forums
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Re: Offshore sailing on a Catalina 22?

The Catalina 22 is lightly built and designed to sail in sheltered waters. In good weather, you can sail anything, so pick your weather carefully if you're feeling adventurous.

If you get caught in a storm, well, good luck ... It wouldn't take much to capsize one, and everything is going to break if that happens.

That size of boat, the builder has a choice: Make it light enough to tow behind a big car, or build it heavy enough to make it seaworthy. The 22 can be towed behind a big car.
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