I have spent a lot of time sailing, and working on Catalinas, especially the 22. I still have a 22, but I am no longer a member of the Catalina National Association. I know some things about Catalinas, not nearly as much as some other people but I have owned more than twenty different 22s. The oldest was a hull number in the low two hundreds and the newest was a Sport with a hull number in the mid fifteen thousands. I have been National measurer. My family has been awarded Racing Family of the Year, and our Fleet was awarded Fleet of the year. I managed and organized Catalina 22 Mid-Winter Championships for five years, and ran a sailing school for five years that used the Catalina 22 as the primary teaching platform. My knowledge will be most useful to beginners, both cruisers and racers, but leaning much more toward racing because that is what I liked the most. Some of the articles that I post will be old, possibly out of date, but generally well intended, with some humor and some drama, at least enough to be interesting.
Hopefully I will be able to provide some information relative to a suggestion from a friend, like the list below.
1. Rigging a Catalina 22 -hints, tricks, cheap upgrades that are worth while
2. Catalina tips tricks for speed
3. Best technique to scrape and refinish a bottom of a boat.
4. Sail flaking(proper way to store a sail under a sail cover).
5. Tuning and tensioning