Sailing Yacht

1980 Catalina 22 Sailboat Detailed Interior Review





Part 1 of a series of videos on the ubiquitous Catalina 22 swing keel trailerable sailboat.
A sailboat video series designed with the new enthusiast in mind, or for those who love to reminisce…

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  1. Mc Greager 25 ft. Thiess swing keel sail boats are the best camping vessel! Primitive camping without the dirt and the bugs! Still you have the radio ,porta potty and the couch. I like anchoring in a cove for the night.(gunk holing) Green bay for 3 weeks, Florida, ended up on the islands off the Everglades 2 weeks birdwatching trying to catch a fish for supper. Kentucky lake , San Juan Islands WA.. With a sailboat camping and traveling is slow but cheap.

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  2. I now know more about the Cat 22 than I do about my car, bike, rv, or house. Thank you.

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  3. Thanks for making this video as I am considering a Catalina 22 in my future.

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  4. this videos funny , ilive on my boat and this catalina is so basic

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  5. Love the C-22 ! We just got a nice 81 from Grass Valley, Ca It look like we may be close I have only taker Daydreamer to Collins lake . Where do you sail?

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  6. Great vid. Great boat. Thanks!

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  7. Just subscribed and favourited this one! Thanks for taking the trouble to post this video! Really informative! I'm a proud Jaguar 22 owner in the U.K. Catalina licensed two yards in the U.K. To build the C22, so we have the Jaguar 22 from one yard and the Alacrity 22 from the other yard. I think my boat is pre 1975, there is no hull/sail number that I can find! This version has no 'pop top' so we're constrained with fixed headroom, but she's still fun to play with! Mine also came with a slide-out twin burner butane stove and grill, which stows under the cockpit in the starboard quarter berth space, with gas bottle storage in the starboard aft locker. And you're right about the rats nest wiring! This is my spring project as I've got a solar panel fixed to my pulpit top rail over the transom, which is really efficient! We've not slept aboard yet in the three years that I've had her, but that is planned for the spring! Fair winds and happy landings mate…. Steve

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  8. I wish my 36 Catalina had that pop top, my first boat had that and the feeling of the air crossing the cabin was awesome,lol,

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  9. The kitchenette went in what you called the quarter birth. I agree with the bad wireing. Its why many boats burn. Catalina didnt make replacing the wireing easy either, but every boat has its issues.

    Also, a twin air mattress fits perfectly over the dinette. I keep my air matress, pillow, sheets and large beach towels in a laundry vacuum laundry bag. Then if i need my towels for a blanket i have them or there are always towels if needed.

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  10. Mate, I thoroughly enjoyed your explanation and shear frustration with the ridiculous wiring, love it. Thanks so much, I have an Australian Sonata 6mtr which is so similar and can totally relate to the wiring dilemma. I am currently building a 40 foot Catamaran and will have it wired by a pro when the time comes.All the best Ross.

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  11. Great video. I think C-22 is more capable than just being a lake boat. I think retractable keel design makes much better sailing boat than shoal draft. However, they stopped investing and now this design is still used on some large yacht and much more sophisticated. I personally don't think that 1 ton boat makes a practical trailer sailer. I think 30-45 minutes launching time is overly optimistic. I would say it would take about an hour to hour and a half for two adults. It could be much longer in the beginning. I think this size sailboat being marketed as trailer sailer is what discourages a lot of people who use it as a starter boat. Nevertheless she's a real beauty and in fantastic shape and loads of fun for persistent sailors.

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  12. I work for a rental company and we have a fleet of 22’s. Super fun little boat for Sailing the bay. Rent one for $50 an hour. You’re such a classic dad archetype by the way, 😂

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  13. This is absolutely PERFECT for me!  I just rescued a Cat22 from the woods about 5 miles from my house in Sanford, NC.  It is missing a few parts, as the owner died in the middle of refurbishing it, and his son handled the estate and abandoned the boat when he sold Dad's house.  I got most of the stuff for it, including mostly refinished teak parts, the mast, boom, whiskerpole, mainsail and new canvas cover for the pop-up.  Unfortunately, the nuts and bolts, screws, and pop-top supports are missing.  I think they may be in a warehouse downtown and will continue searching for them.  So I have a lot of work to do in repairing the fiberglass on the deck.  I'd love to correspond with you if I can get an email.  Did I mention it was $100 including a rusty, heavy steel trailer?  It will take me six months or more to get her ready for the water, I'm sure.  So for now, I'll sail my RK-20 on Jordan Lake, NC.

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  14. It is nice and wide aswell

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  15. Have a look at my videos I am busy restoring a 17 ft boat. I agree wiring is a mess. Is there not a way to keep power local to different light etc. So you don't have wires running through the boat.

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  16. I've been dreaming about a live aboard and thought this to small but since I'm a beginner I now feel this is perfect. Informative great vid. Thx!

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  17. I have a sailboat just like yours….just alittle bit more tlc, and ill be in his situation

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  18. Waiting for the next installment

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  19. We own o Boomaroo 22 an Ausi version of the Catalina an realy liked your video. Looking forward to seeing how the rigging should be set up. Ours was a similar price but not nearly in such good condition.

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  20. Looks like something you can have some great time on the water with for 4k.

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  21. Being a bit of a 'sailing nerd'—as it were—I want to congratulate you. Albeit not perfect; your use of the nomenclature was just fine.

    With that said I must admit you produced and excellent video. Very well done!

    Looking forward to the next video.

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  22. You aircraft guys are the worst drivers!!    LOL   I swear!!   Its not a Dam Jet!!!

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  23. How tall are you?

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  24. well done..im curious about this boat model and this walkthrough was a great eye opener. thank you!

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  25. Excellent video! Very well made and explained! Thank you sir.

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  26. I always say:
    Fishing and being on the water: Irons the wrinkles out of my soul.

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  27. Nice review of a first generation C-22. I sail a 1986 second generation or "New Model" and love every bit of it.

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  28. 12:35 – That needs thorough application of a pair of wire-cutters. 😀

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  29. Welcome to Catalina 22 sailing. Search for and join your local fleet. https://www.catalina22.org/ The C22 class and community has some of the finest folks in sailing. There is alot of knowledge out there that others are willing to share. There are plenty of us that race and many more that simply criuse and daysail. Just remember, excessive heeling, while exciting, is slow. Keep her on her feet and she will like you even more. Nice vid. I can tell your proud of your boat. It shows. Bravo Zulu.
    "Deuce and a Quarter"
    Hull 225
    Lake Lanier, GA

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  30. Thanks for sharing! You have me a few good laughs!

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  31. my YouTube feed is full of Catalina 22 Video Posts. ..I wonder why? NOT. Etc.

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  32. Sailboat nerds, hehehe , yup lots of them. Been on the water since 75 and hardly ever seen people so anal about proper terminology unless writing an exam or ordering a part until the internet, especially YouTube. I pulled on the rope to raise the mainsail, did you understand what I did? if not, you're an armchair sailor. The best new one is , On the Hard, hehehe. Don't worry about terms, there's lots of anal people out there to correct you and lots of gramar/spelling nazies too.

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  33. Glad you are covering the boat!! Started sailing this year and a trailer boat is in my future. Thanks for all the good videos!

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  34. Finally ! Thanks Juan. Welcome to world of the Catalina 22. I used to own number 695.

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