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New boat!

Well new to me anyway. Got a '71 cat 22 in trade for $900 worth of work. Super stoked and so is the fam. Been sailing a dinghy for the last few months and glad to have a boat I can take my 5 y.o. on. Have some work to do to make it safe before I get it in the water, but we'll be out there soon. Look out forums, I'm gonna have a ton of questions 'bought this one. Thanks to all of you in advance for your help!
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Cute kid. My 3yo girl calls my boat "Daddy's stinky boat" because when she saw it for the first tiime, I had yet to redo all the cushions and they stunk like must and diesel.
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Congrats!

Is that the compression post in the bottom pic? If so, take a good look at it. Seems like water damage on the bottom from here.

Clean her up and have a great time!!!


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Congratulations on your new boat. I had the British version and it taught me a lot.
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Congrats and let the fun begin!

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Cool boat! Congrats!

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May the boat, and the kid, be the "best toys you ever had".
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