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Old 09-06-2017, 11:17   #1
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Catalina 25 - what's this thing on the deck?

I was looking at a Catalina 25 yesterday, (I'm shopping for my first keel boat) and I saw a thing on the deck. It's broken, but I don't know what it is. It looks like a cover for something that has been removed.



Sorry about the picture, it had gotten dark by the time I noticed it. We are looking at the area between the forward hatch and the anchor locker at the bow.

Anybody know what it is, or was?

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Old 09-06-2017, 11:18   #2
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Re: Catalina 25 - what's this thing on the deck?

Sorry, first post, working on making a visible picture
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Old 09-06-2017, 11:21   #3
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Re: Catalina 25 - what's this thing on the deck?

This should be a link to the picture

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Dz6...vlBeUMVVg/view
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Old 09-06-2017, 11:27   #4
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Re: Catalina 25 - what's this thing on the deck?

third time lucky on the image?
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Old 09-06-2017, 11:33   #5
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Re: Catalina 25 - what's this thing on the deck?

Greetings!
Hard to tell from your pic, but based off your location description, my guess is it's the v-berth skylight.

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Re: Catalina 25 - what's this thing on the deck?

My gut tells me it's some sort of protection for the deck when raising or lowering the mast.....but it's just a guess.
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Re: Catalina 25 - what's this thing on the deck?

I think the skylight idea is correct. I googled catalina v-berth skylight and found some discussions. Thanks!
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Re: Catalina 25 - what's this thing on the deck?

You guys are nuts! It's obviously a hammer, often used to break deck lights.
What? Oh, never mind.
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Re: Catalina 25 - what's this thing on the deck?

Nothing like that on my Catalina 25. must be a prior owner mod that has been unmoded?
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Re: Catalina 25 - what's this thing on the deck?

It's the light for the V berth.

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Re: Catalina 25 - what's this thing on the deck?

It's a deadlight (fixed skylight) over the v-berths. My 1983 C25 (just sold) had one. May need some caulking or replacement, which you can get from Catalina Direct.
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Re: Catalina 25 - what's this thing on the deck?

For sure deadlight. Go in the v-berth during the day and you'll see how well it gives light to that area.
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For sure deadlight. Go in the v-berth during the day and you'll see how well it gives light to that area.
Or at the crack of dawn when you're dead asleep...
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Or at the crack of dawn when you're dead asleep...
Not half as bad as a clear hatch! And easier to cover from the inside, too. Never had issues with it on our C22 or C25, there was more light coming in from the saloon anyway.
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