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Old 27-05-2015, 13:00   #1
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Sail inventory on a Catalina 22?

So I found a Catalina 22 for sale and seeming as I couldn't find one anywhere and it seemed perfect I jumped for joy when I found one. It has a battened mainsail and a furling Genoa - 110 jib. Is this what most people carry on a Catalina 22 or am I missing something important?


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Old 27-05-2015, 13:21   #2
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Re: Sail inventory on a Catalina 22?

I'd start with those and use them. Then decide if you need a bigger jib in your local area for light winds or not.
Does the main have reef points? I would want at least one.
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Old 27-05-2015, 13:58   #3
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Re: Sail inventory on a Catalina 22?

I had 4 sails for my Catalina 22. I didn't use the spinnaker more than a couple times so wouldn't recommend getting one unless you are really into them. I had a main with a double reef. A working jib with a single reef and about a 135 genoa. It was plenty.
As Cheechako said just use what you have and then upgrade as you gain more experience.

Used Sails from Second Wind Sails is a good place to shop for sails as well as Bacon and Associates. I've had good luck with both.
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Re: Sail inventory on a Catalina 22?

I'm not sure about the reefing points yet, I'm going to see the boat this weekend


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Old 28-05-2015, 09:38   #5
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Re: Sail inventory on a Catalina 22?

110 on a furler sounds good to me. Unless you sail mostly in a very light wind area (Like Toronto, Canada), that should be plenty. If you are sailing alone, a smaller sail is easier to handle, gives better visibility forward, and induces less heel...all very important when sailing alone. A small jib and full main, properly trimmed, will only be slightly less fast than a huge jib, which will likely have you spilling your wind as you heel over and whale on the tiller.

I used to race Sonars (Kirby design small keelboat). In one particular race, it was blowing 20 knots. I had a single reef in the main, and my smallest jib. The other boats laughed, including another Sonar with a full main and big jib, who was heeled over and rail down. Needless to say, several other boats incurred mishaps, damage, and exhausted (frightened) crews, and retired from the race. I was one of the few boats that completed the race, and came in 2nd on corrected time. I am a fan of small sails, reefing early, and sailing safe. If I can see the bottom paint on your keel, you aren't doing it right.
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Re: Sail inventory on a Catalina 22?

If the main has no or one reef band, get a sailmaker to sew in two reef bands with reef points (grommets? and nettles (string thingies). Never put up a sq.in. of sail you don't need.The Caitlin a 22 was one of the best Catalina produced, a long with the 27 and 34 This is where I should put IMHO.
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Old 28-05-2015, 10:30   #7
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Re: Sail inventory on a Catalina 22?

Before you even think of buying a larger headsail, follow the advice so far andf then try this:

A very illuminating and interesting discussion on co.com for those of you who might be in the market for a new jib.

Big Jib or Small Jib - SailboatOwners.com

Please read all three pages. Enjoy.

There is also a very active Catalina 22 discussion group at CatalinaOwners.com - Home
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Re: Sail inventory on a Catalina 22?

I have been racing Catalina 22's for 20 years. They boat is both under-powered and tender. The tender part is because of the retractable keel which is only 18" wide. Most folks are using a 150 Genoa and a 110. You will need the 150 until the winds are above 15 - 18. You can use a 110 with a full main from 18 - 25. Over that, you will want to reef the main.

The boat is great for trailer sailing and as a general lake/in-shore boat. It is rugged and there are lots available for cheap. If you get interested in racing, it has a good national class association and lots of local clubs. Check out catalina22.org. I hope you enjoy it.
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Re: Sail inventory on a Catalina 22?

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I have been racing Catalina 22's for 20 years. They boat is both under-powered and tender. The tender part is because of the retractable keel which is only 18" wide. Most folks are using a 150 Genoa and a 110. You will need the 150 until the winds are above 15 - 18. You can use a 110 with a full main from 18 - 25. Over that, you will want to reef the main.

The boat is great for trailer sailing and as a general lake/in-shore boat. It is rugged and there are lots available for cheap. If you get interested in racing, it has a good national class association and lots of local clubs. Check out catalina22.org. I hope you enjoy it.
Yup, you're a racer alright! I got along with a 135 on my fin keeler even while racing. Back in those days (early 80s) there weren't many roller furlers.
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