Hull #135 Catalina 22 What is the significance?

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by Catwoman, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. Catwoman
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    Catwoman New Member

    I have acquired a 1970 Catalina 22 with a hull number 135. I was told that the low hull number boats are lighter weight by 250 lbs or so and are highly sought after for those who race these boats. Is this true? I have to move to Iowa and I guess will need to get rid of it and I did not want to rip myself off too bad by giving it away. Thanks!!!

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  2. cyadventures
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    cyadventures New Member

    To me it's more dependent on the condition of the boat, trailer and all the equipment. Pop top and swing keel are more inland friendly. Let me know if you'd like to find a new home for her. I restore em. Mostly Catalina 22s.
  3. msmagoo
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    msmagoo New Member

    The last guy is correct - but so are you.
    I have a 1976 she is not in good visual cond. but she will out sail any of the new ones.
    What is scary about the swing leel is her keel maintance. very expencive to fix per the price of the boat.
    her sails are equal to 1/2 the boat cost!
    donate her for tax credit is the best way to get you money!

  4. bruceb
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    bruceb Senior Member

    light 22s

    At my local sailing club, we have one of the larger C-22 fleets and some of the most competitive ones on the east coast. The old ones are the favored starting point, but the usual practice is to buy a "basket case" one for a few hundred dollars and completely gut it and rebuild it for racing. Almost everything is replaced, the keels are dropped, shaped, shimmed and remounted straight, and the rudders are rebuilt or replaced. Of course, all sails are new. A race prepped boat is worth in the 4K to 7K range, so these are labors of love, not for profit. The fleet members ARE having fun, with 10-30 or more boats at the larger regattas.
    Try and find someone to appreciate the old boat, so it doesn't end up in a landfill:mad: Good luck.
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