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Catalina 22, trailer, and Ford Aerostar to tow her – package $6,000. Will sell auto separately. Not looking to make money, just to get this fun boat into the hands of someone who wants to sail for cheap.
General description Perhaps the best selling introductory day-sailer in production history. A library of information is available on the web, the company is still producing parts and upgrades, and Catalina 22 associations abound across the country. You will never be short of how-to advice, technical support, or community support for this boat. There are two main uses for this boat. Fast and light, these boats are used extensively for racing. Google for more information. THIS boat, however, is set up as an extended day-sailer. The boat is easy to handle, perfect for beginners and young sailors as well as single-handers. It performs well in light air, keeping pace with much larger boats, and reaches hull speed and above in 12 kts of wind. A cruising spinnaker sail will extend its light air performance even further, and a full spinnaker will send her flying. Best sailed as a day-sailer or overnighter or even a weekender for two. Two adults and two children can spend a weekend if they are a close family. I have single-handed this boat on multiple trips for up to two weeks at a time, sailing out in the Gulf on overnight passages with winds at 10 kts, and in the bay when winds were up to +20 kts.
The primary advantages of this boat are its excellent sailing qualities, ease of handling, and it is inexpensive to maintain. (Cost increases exponentially with size.) Primary disadvantages are all linked to size generally uncomfortable for more than an overnighter, lively at anchor if exposed to wind and waves, and definitely not intended to venture into the Gulf on questionable days.
New Standing Rigging 2013. This represents a $600 investment in parts, easily the most expensive repair to be done on the boat. Good for another 20 years.
Keel is retractable by a winch in the cabin at the cockpit entrance. The retractable keel allows access to shallow water with the keep up. On protected shores you can beach the boat and explore the barrier islands. I do not recommend beaching the boat on unprotected shores because the wave action beats the boat against the sand. Better to anchor in 3’ of water and walk to shore from there. Once away from shore, lower the keep for better sailing performance. The winch on this boat works, but the catch is broken so that it will not hold the keel in the up position. This happened just this season. For the time being I have simply tied a length of line to the cockpit drain with a loop around the other end, which I then loop around the handle to prevent the winch from unwinding. Works so well I haven’t taken the time to find out what is wrong with the winch.
Pop-Top Cabin. The top of the cabin pops up and locks in place to provide standing headroom and breezy ventilation. Yes, I have sailed the boat extensively with the cabin top in the up position. Cabin has been modified so as to be converted quickly and easily to a cuddy cabin by laying three boards in place and rearranging the cushions. (A cuddy cabin is where the entire cabin converts to one large bed). The cushions are old but still look OK. There is a tear in one V-berth cushion from a sloppily placed anchor. A second cushion has its zipper busted. Recommendation reupholster the cushions unless you have young children, in which case wait a couple of seasons when they will be old enough to treat them respectfully.
Main, Catalina 22 marked, good condition
Mailsail Cover, good condition
Storm jib with bag, good condition
Full jib with bag, good condition
Boom Vang. New in 2008
All lines lead aft. Hardware new in 2008.
Marine, deep cycle battery new in 2009. LED sidelights and wiring new in 2009. Mast is wired new in 2009 with steaming light, deck light, and a Davis LED Anchor Light with photo sensitive cell to shut off automatically at sunrise. Mast wiring has only to be run to the battery. I have not replaced cabin lights. All wire used is according to ABYC standards, pre-tinned, marine grade. Recommendation I have purposefully kept the wiring simple to draw as little amps as possible. I would replace the stern light with an LED ($50) and NOT wire up the mast unless all lights are replaced with LED. In the long run paying for LED lighting is much cheaper than the cost of deep cycle batteries. By USCG regulations, 22 foot sailboats do not require mast lights, and in most cases do not require anchor lights. I have set the side lights on the cabin side for increased visibility. In places where an anchor light seems prudent, I use cheap LED lanterns. Simple, safe, legal.
Oversized cockpit drains new 2008. This added feature is made necessary because small boats (like this one) have notoriously poor, undersized, easily clogged, cockpit drains. If left unattended, rains can fill the cockpit, spill over into the cabin and flood the boat. If in a slip, the boat can "inexplicably" sink at the pier. If on its trailer, the boat can "miraculously" sink on land. Recommended reseal all hatches, $20.
Cockpit bimini new in 2009. Barely used. Has slight mildew stains from being stored improperly its first winter. (Oops. It was my first bimini).
Mercury 6 hp 2003. Under 200 hours. Has a soft clicking. After consulting mechanic, diagnosis is a damaged bearing pin from improper mix of oil & gas at some point in its life. Runs well. No problems or loss of power. To run perfectly, repair would cost $300 for parts. Recommendation Leave well enough alone. I have a mechanic who will repair at cost plus reasonable rate.
Two anchors, 12 lb and 10 lb. 6 feet of chain, 300 feet of anchor line, all in good condition.
Bow rail, cleats, forward hatch and all new deck hardware re-beaded by being over-drilled, sealed with 5200 epoxy, re-drilled, and re-set with epoxy (or silicone as appropriate). This is a dry boat.
Trailer I purchased this custom trailer used in 2007. Extendable tongue for easy launch and retrieval. Simple. Sturdy. Single axel, reinforced. Tires new in 2008 with little travel since then. I have used it to transport the boat from Dallas to San Diego, where I kept the boat on trailer at a marina. I then hauled the trailer & boat from San Diego to Panama City Beach, Florida. Bought new tires plus a spare in Florida and haven’t used it much since then. Recommendation if you plan on launching the boat often you may want to invest in submersible tail lights. These will run between $35-$50. If you plan on traveling distance, you may want to buy new wheels, $75 ea. Hyrdolic brakes are in place but not hooked up. Originally put in just to get me over the Continental Divide, otherwise not really necessary as the boat is not that heavy. In sorry need of a paint job.
Have not sailed the boat in 2 years. Boat, trailer, Aerostar sold as is, where is.
Ford Aerostar 1994 Eddie Bower Edition, tow package. The tow package includes not only the towing hitch but a separate cooking unit for the transmission. This is a working vehicle. Ugly and worn on the inside. Power windows driver and passenger don’t work. Tows the boat great! Engine rebuilt in 2009. Dependable. Air blows strong and cold.
Beam 7 ft 8 in
LWL 19 ft 4 in
Minimum Draft 1 ft 8 in
Maximum Draft 5 ft 0 in
Dry Weight 2250 lbs
Engine/Fuel Type Gas/Petrol
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.