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Iflyka200s 05-05-2008 10:47 AM

HAH! (Finally)
My much better 1/2 took pity on me and let me buy the Catalina 22 I've had my eye on for awhile:

1980 Swing Keel, trailer etc....

I bought the boat from the original owner and it (the boat is all there and well cared for)

I grew up sailing a Tartan 30 and 37 but this boat will be a trailer sailor. The bottom is painted with something that looks like old fashioned shellac (it's not bottom paint) any idea what this is? A barrier coat? There are no blisters that I can see but I'm not 100% sure what I am looking at.

Anyone in South Florida want a free lunch for a point towards an honest marina?



(Now make all the Catalina 22 jokes you want but I OWN it and it is ready to sail AND I can keep it at home..... AND it was inexpensive!)

merlin2375 05-05-2008 11:14 AM

Congratulations on the new boat! Any pictures :)?

NOLAsailing 05-05-2008 11:16 AM

Did someone just roll on epoxy? Photos would be helpful.

T34C 05-05-2008 11:17 AM

Congrats on the new boat. Don't worry, CD- has the only Catalina really worth making fun of.

sailaway21 05-05-2008 01:20 PM

Sounds like you might sail your's-I can't mock that.

sailingdog 05-05-2008 05:37 PM

Congrats... need to post photos though. :)

Boasun 05-05-2008 05:55 PM

Have sailed with a friend's Catalina 22 and really enjoyed it... He made a really nice looking box to mount his camp stove that slid under into the quarter berth on the starboardside.
We knocked it down to where the spreader touched the water, but she came right back up. That heavy swing keel did the trick on that one.

Iflyka200s 05-05-2008 07:14 PM

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Here she is... dirty, very dirty!

The 2nd and 3rd picture show the 'shellac' looking bottom paint.. The dark red bottom paint just washed right off, leaving this shellac looking stuff over what 'looks' to be the gel coat....

Thanks for all the encouraging words all they really help!

PBzeer 05-05-2008 07:28 PM

Congratulations on the new boat. Hope you get to use as much as you wish, and enjoy it twice as much.

craigtoo 05-05-2008 07:34 PM

Yeah! Way to go! ...

I wish you and the better 1/2 all the very best and fair winds!



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