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Old 24-03-2008, 20:39   #1
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Hello; new member here!

Hi all,
I just joined, I have a Catalina 22 now, but hope to be living aboard and cruising in about 10 years. So I figured I'd better get serious about learning about the reality of it, rather than just reading magazine articles, and my wife has alot of questions too.

I look forward to meeting people here. I live in Elmira, NY, and plan to put Serenity Now! in Keuka Lake this sailing season.

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Old 24-03-2008, 20:48   #2
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Welcome to the board. Ask away, you will get any questions answered here.
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Old 24-03-2008, 21:36   #3
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Old 25-03-2008, 00:37   #4
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Welcome Greenhorn,
Hope both you and your partner find the site as useful and enjoyable as we do.
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Old 25-03-2008, 04:31   #5
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Welcome aboard. Life at this site is usually very entertaining and informative. The reality of cruising usually sets in about the time you hear these words coming out of your mouth "You want how much for that piece of plastic, because it's called marine grade."
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Old 25-03-2008, 05:44   #6
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<but hope to be living aboard and cruising in about 10 years…>

Welcome aboard… I’m pretty new here myself, but there is no shortage of advice and experience hereabouts on almost any nautical topic you might be interested in…
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Old 25-03-2008, 06:38   #7
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Welcome aboard, you will find this to be a spirited and informative board.
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Old 26-03-2008, 18:29   #8
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Aloha Green,
Welcome aboard! My first boat was a Catalina 22. Great boat! Mine was a fixed keel with a pop top. It was a good little sailer. If you have the pop top version make certain you have a way to secure the top in the down position when you go out in moderately rough weather.
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Old 19-04-2008, 11:06   #9
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SkiprJohn,
What do you think of the Catalina 22 as a first boat for someone who will pretty much only be sailing (and learning) alone?

I have access to one through a boat club I belong to.

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Old 19-04-2008, 12:01   #10
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Aloha Silver,

I chose the Catalina 22 as my first boat because it has a forgiving nature if I happen to make a mistake, the quality is good, the price was right and I could work on it myself very easily. It was perfect as a single-hander. I had a Johnson 6hp outboard but rarely used it because you could sail in and out of nearly anywhere. I did have to repair the rudder that was delaminating a bit along the seam where the two halves were put together.

The price I paid was $4500 in 1981 for 1976 model boat.

The Naval Sailing Club in Coronado used them as training boats and I think we had 5 of them if I remember right. I got check out on them and then taught lessons on them to the new folks in the club. I was really familiar with the boat and when I saw one for sale here in Hawaii I went to take a look. Even though I wanted a larger boat I decided to get the 22.

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