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.
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.