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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-08-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By mad_machine
Re: Busy busy busy, sanding sanding sanding

My boat is 50 years old. I have found three distinct colours of paint on her. A blue, a green, and several layers of white. I am taking them off back down to the gelcoat.

The gelcoat is another...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-26-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 4,358
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Downsizing - J22, Capri 21, any thoughts?

it's not as big as you might expect. But yes, the trade off is it crabs through a tack some.... once you are moving though it straightens out.

But if you are planning on launching and retrieving...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-25-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 7,485
Posted By Sal Paradise
Re: Catalina 22 - How well do they sail?

Mine sings too!! I find it charming. We have owned boats from a sunfish to an H31 and have liked all but I have to say I love this old boat. Reef the main and with a small jib and sailing...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-25-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 7,485
Posted By CatMan22
Re: Catalina 22 - How well do they sail?

Having owned a 22 with a swing keel I can echo most of the above statements in regard to it being a good first boat. Mine was a swing keel which made it great for inland lake sailing, trailering it...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-24-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 7,485
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Catalina 22 - How well do they sail?

There were something close to twenty thousand Catalina 22s built over the years and they are still in production which is a pretty good endorsement for the boat. Most are the swing keel version...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-24-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 7,485
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Catalina 22 - How well do they sail?

Great boats for sailing protected waters and coastal areas.

They came in three keel configurations swing keel, wing keel and fin keel. The swing keel is favored by those who trailer a lot, the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-24-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 7,485
Posted By mstern
Re: Catalina 22 - How well do they sail?

They sail pretty good. The fin keel version sails better than the swing keel version, except for dead downwind. The fin will point higher and make less leeway. Not nearly as easy to trailer, but...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-24-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,482
Posted By outbound
Re: How does racing help you learn to be a better sailor?

TJC- Sorry if you thought I was disparaging racing. Think it's an important way to learn to sail as it allows immediate feedback which sailing on your own does not. It's a fun way to learn as well....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-11-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By ebs001
Electric shock drowning

Here is an important article for all boaters to read especially fresh water boaters.

Electric Shock Drowning (ESD) Explained - Seaworthy Magazine...
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