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I bought an 82 Catalina 22 that seams to have had a good life but needs some TLC.

Here is the good. I bought it from the second owner (the first had it only a few months) who treated it well. It has been on lakes in Texas all it's life (no salt water) with the last 1/3 of it's life on a lift, out of the water! It still has the original paperwork (manuals, spec sheet, etc) and receipts from the work he had done. He kept it at his lake house since he bought it and only trailered it to have repairs done (mostly having the bottom repainted). The interior is like new but the fabric on the cushions are brittle from age. The owner sold the sailboat because his health is failing and he has not been able to sail for 3 years, So the boat has sat for that long on the lift. He told me before I left that he hoped we enjoyed the boat because he really has.

There are no serious problems with the boat. Here are my concerns and questions.

The mainsail (original) has four small holes that appear to be from a mouse. Each is less than 1/2 inch across. My wife has good sewing skills. What is the best way to patch the holes?

The running rigging seams weathered to me. How do I tell if it needs replaced?

The external teak needs refinishing (it is grey and has spots of moss). What is the best method to make it look good and protect it?

There are some hull stains (just above the waterline) that are being stubborn to remove with soap and bleach. Is FSR (fiberglass stain remover) a good choice or should I use something else?

The trailer is pretty good. It needs a paint job. How hard are the hyd brakes to fix? I don't really need them since I will pull it with a 1 ton truck but if I fix them I might pull it with my wife's jeep.

Thanks -Ace
 

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I washed the lines today and what a difference it made! They are useable now. A couple lines need replaced soon but all are good enough to take it out and sail as soon as I get a chance (and there is wind). Thanks for all the replies. I hope to sail soon! Thx-Ace
 
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