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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-16-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 3,351
Posted By Mitch817
Re: repair advice on a Catalina 22

I appreciate everyone's input on the boat. I crunched a lot of numbers on part costs and the like and decided that this isn't the boat for me. I can't come up with a way to end up being into the boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-14-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 3,351
Posted By Mitch817
Re: repair advice on a Catalina 22

I appreciate all the advice you guys have given so far.

In response to George's request I uploaded all the pics I have on the boat to the following flickr set

Catalina 22 - a set on Flickr...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-14-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 3,351
Posted By Mitch817
repair advice on a Catalina 22

Good afternoon all.

I went out over the weekend and looked over a Catalina 22 on a trailer and found a few issues that I'm not sure how big a problem I'm looking at.

It's a 1974 Catalina 22,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-06-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,166
Posted By Mitch817
Re: do I want this boat?

Thanks guys for the encouragement! My brother was able to go out and look at the boat today and sent me some pics I'd asked for of specific areas of the boat. She's dirty, but otherwise looks sound....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-04-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,166
Posted By Mitch817
do I want this boat?

now that's a silly question to ask... of course I want this boat! (it's a sickness I tell ya!)

The story as I have it, brother's new father-in-law has an older catalina 22 he bought used a couple...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-12-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,665
Posted By Mitch817
Congrats on the new crew! How long til you...

Congrats on the new crew!

How long til you can send 'em up the mast in the chair? ;)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-12-2012
Replies: 114
Views: 9,622
Posted By Mitch817
gosh I hated to see the bad news :( He was an...

gosh I hated to see the bad news :( He was an inspiration to so many of us. He saw it through on his own terms. Fair winds. Thoughts are with Melanie :(
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-20-2011
Replies: 209
Views: 19,350
Posted By Mitch817
first night sail

I went out with another club member on the lake on Tuesday night to get my night checkout done finally in the club catalina 22s. My mentor wanted to show me how to sail out without the engine as the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-21-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,387
Posted By Mitch817
I'm with CapnBill! It was 80 in DFW Texas today....

I'm with CapnBill! It was 80 in DFW Texas today. I had to get out on one of the club Catalina 22s on Lake Grapevine! It'll be colder come the weekend. I'll take what I can get!

Happy winter...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-23-2010
Replies: 1,090
Views: 279,824
Posted By Mitch817
arriving at Lake Grapevine, Texas early morning...

arriving at Lake Grapevine, Texas early morning on August 10, 2010 to get the boat ready for sail..
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-07-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 326
Posted By Mitch817
a lurker from DFW

I guess it's time for me to post a hello here. I've been lurking for a while and recently started posting just a bit.

I hail from the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas. Always wanted to learn to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-07-2010
Replies: 48
Views: 3,818
Posted By Mitch817
I don't have a boat yet. Have found a deal...

I don't have a boat yet. Have found a deal through a club that let's me pick from my choice of 3 Catalina 22's on my local lake. The cost is right and it's an inexpensive way for me to learn to sail...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-07-2010
Replies: 572
Views: 150,305
Posted By Mitch817
I only started sailing this last June. Now...

I only started sailing this last June. Now sailing a group of group owned Catalina 22's. Early one morning I was relocating one of the boats from its slip to the main pier for my morning guests. I...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-07-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 717
Posted By Mitch817
I've thought about that some. I liked that the...

I've thought about that some. I liked that the local place does their bareboat class down on the coast and they spend 5 days going someplace on the ocean(where depends on the year). I hadn't really...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-07-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 717
Posted By Mitch817
Sailing in the DFW area

Afternoon all!

I've been lurking here for a while and thought I'd go ahead and post and see if anyone could help.

I finally got off my duff and took a sailing class at one of our local lakes...
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