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Topic Review (Newest First)
01-12-2007 08:52 PM
jones2r A FWD Mac. Novel.
01-12-2007 06:14 PM
CaptKermie tomg847
This is not the place/board to mention the M word as there is much bias against it. For what it is worth they are very popular, very marketable, very versatile, very affordable, very resellable, etc. etc. You shouldn't be too quick to discount them over attitudes here. That said a class two hitch/vehicle is good up to 3500#. I also live and sail the PNW and find that securing a slip for the 4 months sailing season really pays off and provides many more sailing days in a season, something to consider.
As for 4WD on a pick-up, yes you will need it. I have seen pick-ups spinning their back wheels with an empty trailer let alone a loaded one. When the ramp gets cluttered from high tide & seaweed and then retreats half way down you may find yourself launching through all that mess and that is when things get slippery and 4WD is used. Been there, Seen it many times, I have 4WD and use it.
01-11-2007 06:02 PM
tomg847
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Originally Posted by tommyt
T32,

You can call Catalina Yachts at 1-818-884-7700 and they can tell you most anything about the boat when it was built. Date of birth, weight, whatever. Most of the Catalina's also have assocications of owners for them that are also a wealth of information. Just google Catalina 22 and you will find them.

Great boat. Have fun.
Thanks! I've learned a lot more about these things since I found this forum just the other day. I also like the boats with a good following. There are a lot of other boats out there that I can hardly even find a photo of. Those are kind of scary.

Tom
01-11-2007 06:01 PM
tomg847
Keel

Quote:
Originally Posted by T34C
I'm no Catalina expert, but I think it may have come with a swing keel and a fixed keel option. If so that may explain the variation in the weigts you're seeing.
That does make sense. I've only been looking at a swing keel. I don't want a fixed keel since they are heavier, and launching will be more of a pain.
I wonder if the keel types are just sometimes getting crossed when I read the specifications from different sources?
01-11-2007 05:45 PM
T34C I'm no Catalina expert, but I think it may have come with a swing keel and a fixed keel option. If so that may explain the variation in the weigts you're seeing.
01-11-2007 05:40 PM
tommyt T32,

You can call Catalina Yachts at 1-818-884-7700 and they can tell you most anything about the boat when it was built. Date of birth, weight, whatever. Most of the Catalina's also have assocications of owners for them that are also a wealth of information. Just google Catalina 22 and you will find them.

Great boat. Have fun.
01-11-2007 05:34 PM
orthomartin I owned at Catalina 22 and loved it Sailed all over the Great Lakes. I now have a Catalina 387. Do not buy the Macgregor, the Catalina is far better built
01-11-2007 04:56 PM
tomg847 Good to know T32C,
I'll hopefully meet the owner again the week after next and try a "test pull" with my Ranger so I can see how it pulls out of the water (to make sure it will) and so I can see the trailer and the bottom of the boat. I like the top half, but need to see the hull, trailer, and keel before I decide what happens next.

Another weight question that confuses me about the Catalina 22:
Looking around the internet and books, I see it listed as 1800 lbs and some other places list it as 2,400 lbs. This boat is a 1971 model and one of the first 1,000 made (serial #880). Are the older ones slightly lighter or is there just a lot of estimates about weight?
01-11-2007 03:03 PM
T34C I just to have a 22ft trailor sailor a number of years ago that was roughly the same size & weight as the Catalina. I pulled it with a Jeep Wrangler with the smaller 4 cyl. engine. I had pleanty of power to pull though wouldn't recommend long towing. Did use 4wd when coming out of water mostly due to short wheel base. I think you'll be fine.
01-11-2007 02:45 PM
tomg847
4wd

Quote:
Originally Posted by ambianceack
We had a similar situation towing our Catalina 22 on relatively level ground a few miles from the boat ramp using a Ford Ranger 4WD with reese hitch. For us it worked out fine.
Did you have to use the 4WD to pluck the boat out of the water?

T.
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