1990 Canadian Sailcraft CS34 Shoal Draft
Sail #8268

1982 Catalina 22 Fin Keel
Sail #10506

1994 MUMM 36 ACE
Sail # 29206

Friday, November 26, 2021

C22 Blast from the Past

I have had this blog going since 2011:

Monday, May 9, 2011

2011 Blog

After having my sailboat and sailing adventures on a private board last year,
I have decided to use Blogspot to make it more accessible.

My boat is a 1982 Catalina 22 Fin Keel, sail number 10506.

I have owned the boat since August of 2008.

I am now a member of the Whitby Yacht Club.

Just last week, I was cleaning up some bins I removed from the boat and came across:

This is no ordinary golf pencil; it has a story!

Unfortunately the private board from 2010 is no longer around.

So it was late October 2010 at Newcastle Yacht Club.  Most of the boats in the marina were hauled out, and I decided I wanted to go for one more sail.  

I had had Still Time for two seasons, and was learning and working out the bugs of the boat.  One of the problems was that the jib tracks leaked when sailed hard, or during rain.  Water would leak down into the molded fiberglass liner that makes up the seats/bunks inside.  So before going sailing, I would always bail out the compartments with a bailor and/or sponge.  

I decided I would drill a small hole in the inner liner of the port dinette seat.  The water drained into the bilge, and the bilge pump looked after it.  So I decided to do the same of the starboard side, drilling another 1/4" hole.   

Well on the starboard side, I was NOT drilling into the liner, BUT INTO THE HULL!
Removing the drill, I had a 18" high geyser in the cabin!

The boat was now sinking!

There was nobody in the marina to ask for help. 

I held my finger over the hole like a Dutch boy on a dyke, and scrambled to find something to plug the hole.   Luckily I found this golf pencil, pounded it into the hole, and went out for a sail!

It was an easy fiberglass fix after being hauled out the next day.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

MUMM36 ZAMBONI Winterizing

With the weather getting colder, the five owners got together winterize ZAMBONI.

Got down to National around 10:30.

Michael brought his trailer and put it directly under the bow:

We were able to dump all the sails and cushions from the bow into the trailer.


We ran some extension chords and Phil vacuumed out the bilges, while I removed the failing shrink wrap tape from the starboard window.  Replaced it with some UV resistant tarp tape.  This will stop the water leaking from this window.  The failed sealant will have to be removed in the spring and re-done.

I then moved onto winterizing the head, while Michael and Phil winterized the motor and removed the batteries.  I took the batteries home for charging and storage.

We put all the lines in a storage bin to keep them in one place.   Michael will be storing everything in his work studio.

Kris and Ash went through all the storage cubbies and removed anything we no longer need.

With the 5 owners, it only took about 90 minutes to get the work done before going into the dining room for brunch.

The bottom job we did in the spring looks great!

The magnesium anode is pretty rough:

Here it what it looked like before launch:

Monday, November 8, 2021

C22 Winter Cover

Mid November, sunny and 16 degrees Celcius!

Time to cover the little boat for the winter.

Moved the mast to the gungeon support:

Reused the PVC pipes from the previous years:

Tie wrapped in place:

Then on with the old shrink wrap:

From the front to the back:

Going to return tomorrow with a shrink wrap door to finish it up.

5th season with this shrink wrap.

Gorgeous Day! 

Update: not enough room to put in a door at the rear, so I just sealed it up with some leftover shrinkwrap from the scrap bin and some shrinkwrap tape: