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Hey folks, our search for a boat to fit our needs appears to be speeding up.
We're looking at what is claimed to be a Catalina 22 (1986 model). We really like it.
But it has what I've heard/seen termed to be the early front hatch (located on the horizontal surface, and the interior, while appearing to be in very good condition, looks like those shown on older boats (not 1986 models).
Also, for instance, it has plaid cloth on the interior cushions, and the compression post is turned wood, not metal.
So, what years are considered "early" Catalina 22s and what are "newer" model years?
Also, what is recommended for HP on a auxiliary motor for a Catalina 22? What's considered "too heavy"?

Thanks in advance!

Mike
 

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This boat could be an 1986 but not a MK II. It does have the wood compression post and the galley is not up front. We're going to try to look it over Wednesday after work.
It has an electric start 9.9 hp Johnson OB. I wondered if it's too much.
Here's the interior:


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Well, it became a moot point this morning. I was scheduled to look it over Sunday (soonest we could). I saw the ad for it was "deleted by author" last night. Called him this morning, and "yeah, I sold it yesterday."
Guys, thanks for your help. The search continues ...

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Mike:

Don't worry too much. they sold over 15,000 Catalina 22s.. You'll find one...

David
Agreed.
The bite about this one: very good condition, good price, trailer, inexpensive berth (about $65 a month), and 40 minutes from my front door.
I know, one door closes because another is gonna open! :)
 

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Steve,
I think you got a very good boat. I know something will turn up. :) I appreciate your offer to keep an eye open. Thanks!
If things work out, maybe we can sail together at Ouachita. It does sound fun and we've heard many good things about the lake. We met some sailing folks over at the Brady Mountain Marina, and they were very nice.
I saw from your other post that you are going to get some lessons. I urge you to consider that. We've signed up for classes through the Grand Maumelle Sailing Club.
Grand Maumelle Sailing Club-Arkansas' Premier Boat Racing Club
Classes are early June there if they haven't filled up.

Mike
 
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