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Charlie Arnett
Brighton MI

Boat Name: Cygnus

Model/Year: C22 1987

Hull No. 14015

Hailing Port: Brighton MI
08/17/2005 12:42 PM Pacific Time

I would like to install a Nicro day/night ventilator. Any suggestions on the best location. I am considering foredeck or in the companionway hatch.
Michael Smalter
Webster, NY

Boat Name: Marrakesh

Model/Year: 1986

Hull No. 13645

Hailing Port: Rochester, NY
08/17/2005 1:38 PM Pacific Time

I have a 1986 and installed mine in the middle of the V-berth hatch. It is sloped, and therefore is not a normal walking area. Also, if I have a leak, I can replace the hatch rather than fix a rotted out deck area.
Mike Allgood


Boat Name: Family Circus

Model/Year: 1988

Hull No. 14427

Hailing Port: Murfreesboro, TN
08/18/2005 8:16 AM Pacific Time

I also have a new style C22. I installed a Nicro vent in the hatch as well. Be careful that you don't overtighten the mounting screws becuase the stress can crack the lexan. I have a few small hair ling cracks eminating from the screw holes, although I don't belive they are a problem yet they could grow into one. It should be a relatively easy fix to replace the hatches lexan panel though.

Mike
Charlie Rice
Santa Cruz, California

Boat Name: Carol Anne

Model/Year: 1987 Catalina 22

Hull No. 14097

Hailing Port: Santa Cruz, California
08/18/2005 8:51 AM Pacific Time

Charlie, As you probably know, don't use polyurethane or polysulfides on lexan. Silicone is not as strong, but it is compatible with plastics.
Charlie Arnett
Brighton MI

Boat Name: Cygnus

Model/Year: C22 1987

Hull No. 14015

Hailing Port: Brighton MI
08/24/2005 8:16 AM Pacific Time

Thanks for the info. It looks like the the forward hatch is the place.
Mark Dieterle
Loveland, CO

Boat Name: RANDOM LEIGH

Model/Year: CATALINA 22 / 1978

Hull No. 8639

Hailing Port: BOYD LAKE
06/09/2006 4:48 PM Pacific Time

Any suggestions on where to mount one on a 78 with no hatch? I'm considering the spot where a hatch would eventually go. No plans in the immediatte future to put a hatch in.

Mark D
Greg Guenther
Belleville, IL

Boat Name: Magnificat

Model/Year: 1970

Hull No. 473

Hailing Port: Belleville, IL
06/10/2006 4:40 AM Pacific Time

I have a ventilator on my '70 that doesn't have a hatch. It is isntalled way up in the bow. Inside the boat, the outlet is just behind the plywood bulkhead at the foot of the V Bearth. Previous owners had also installed hatches in the hull near the front of the boat on each side and two on the front slope of the cabin.

Greg
Greg Guenther
Belleville, IL

Boat Name: Magnificat

Model/Year: 1970

Hull No. 473

Hailing Port: Belleville, IL
06/10/2006 4:42 AM Pacific Time

Charlie,

I had another thought, I would not put one on the companionway hatch since this is a high traffic area and it would endanger crew moving around on deck in adverse weather conditions. Also, the potential for damage to the ventilator is much greater in that location.

Greg
Paul


Boat Name: Voyager

Model/Year: 1986

Hull No.

Hailing Port:
07/21/2009 2:46 PM Pacific Time

I have a 1986 c22 and my deadlight (in front of hatch) is cracked it is 4 1/8" x 8 1/8" and I would like to install a Nicro 3" Day / Night solar powered ventilator in the deadlight (required cutout 3 3/4" they claim - I think I can make smaller) . I'd like to do that because: I do not want to make a hole in my deck or hatch, it is horizontal & flat, and if it does not work I can replace the deadlight for $30. Anyone ever done that? I think I will need to replace the wood screws with shorter ss bolts/nuts - any other issues?

Thanks, Paul
Chip Ford
Marblehead, MA

Boat Name: Chip Ahoy

Model/Year: 1974-Swing Keel

Hull No. CTY032820374

Hailing Port: Marblehead, Mass.
07/22/2009 3:15 AM Pacific Time

I've installed the Nicro vent on Chip Ahoy way up on the bow (2003). Chip Ahoy didn't have a forward hatch, so I added one later (2006). Also, if your cribboards don't have vents -- slots for air circulation -- I recommend you add them (2004). You can see all these improvements I've made (and how I made them) at:

http://www.chipford.com/chip_ahoy_4.htm#nicro_vent

Chip Ford --
Marblehead, Massachusetts
http://chipford.com/business_card.htm
1974 Swing Keel "Chip Ahoy" #3282
CTY032820374
Chip Ahoy website: www.chipford.com
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Paul


Boat Name: Voyager

Model/Year: 1986

Hull No.

Hailing Port:
07/22/2009 6:30 PM Pacific Time

Chip thanks for the comments. I also read your knock down story - THAT was a close call. Do you have a swing or fixed keel? I have always wondered what the swing keel would do in a an abrupt manuver coupled with a knock down - what happened with you? Being in PA I lake sail, but have debated taking my C22 to Narragansett Bay in RI (my home state)

Thanks,

Paul
Chip Ford
Marblehead, MA

Boat Name: Chip Ahoy

Model/Year: 1974-Swing Keel

Hull No. CTY032820374

Hailing Port: Marblehead, Mass.
07/23/2009 6:59 AM Pacific Time

As appears in the box on the left, and in my signature block, Chip Ahoy is a 1974 swing keel.

I was impressed (grateful) how well it righted itself once the sails were loosed. The swing keel didn't budge: The mast would have be in/under the water before that weight can begin to fall -- in an upside down boat. My biggest flash of panic was over the open companionway, and the unlatched cockpit seat hatches.

I usually always sail with at least the lower cribboard in place. I hold it in place with a bungie cord so it can't float out when I need it there the most. All this just in case the boat gets knocked down and the cockpit fills with ocean. It's only happened to me that once, almost a second time up in Maine, but I've never forgotten those experiences. If it's not there, it's too late when you need it, if you ever do -- just hope it's there if you do. See:

http://www.chipford.com/cape_cod_06/060817_homeward06.jpg

After hearing reports of a Catalina 22 going down fast when a cockpit seat hatch opened in an unexpected knockdown, I added carabineers to the lazarette seat covers to keep them secured as well. When I come aboard and remove the locks, the quick-release carabineers are ready to snap on. See:

http://www.chipford.com/graphics/060709_latch2.jpg
http://chipford.com/cape_cod_06/060817_homeward07.jpg

See also: "Personal Safety Aboard"
http://www.chipford.com/safety_aboard.htm

Paul


Boat Name: Voyager

Model/Year: 1986

Hull No.

Hailing Port:
07/28/2009 7:37 PM Pacific Time

Chip Many good comments on safety Thanks
Willard Morton
Montgomery, TX

Boat Name:

Model/Year: Catalina 22/1988

Hull No. CTYH4531K788

Hailing Port: Lake Conroe, TX
09/23/2009 8:00 PM Pacific Time

On my 1988 I have the original Bomar hatch with some cracks in the Lexan (?) at the locking screws which leak a little. Where can I get a replacement Lexan (?) hatch? is this something that can be made locally or do I need to contact Bomar? Is the material Lexan?

Thanks Willard
Lynn Buchanan
Nevada City, CA

Boat Name: SAILYNN

Model/Year: SWING 1984

Hull No. 11994

Hailing Port: SCOTTS FLAT LAKE, CA
09/23/2009 11:31 PM Pacific Time

Try contacting a company called Tap Plastics. They do stuff like this.
 
 
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