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Help & Advice

 Here are listed various categories covering frequently asked questions, as well as informative bits of information, and even a spot of humor.

Advanced Structural Testing

Advanced Structural Testing

 How durable is your boat....really?
Catalina Direct's Sails

Catalina Direct's Sails

Information about sails we are proud to offer to our fellow sailors. 
Electrical Knowledge

Electrical Knowledge

Update or maintain your boat's electrical systems. 
Exorcising the Corrosion Demon

Exorcising the Corrosion Demon

Quite possibly the single greatest enemy your boat will encounter, and what to do about it. 
Hatches and Ports

Hatches and Ports

Servicing the hatches and ports on your Catalina. 
Inboard Engine Information

Inboard Engine Information

The care and feeding of the iron genoa. 
Instruments

Instruments

Testing suspect components for problems and replacing certain sensors.
Interior; Finishes and Hardware

Interior; Finishes and Hardware

Details regarding your boats interior finish and specialty hardware
Keel Raising System

Keel Raising System

An inside look at the revolutionary design that helped put the Catalina 22 in the Sailboat Hall of Fame (Yes, that's a real thing). 
MidShip Mooring Cleats

MidShip Mooring Cleats

The greatest aid to docking you never knew you needed. 
Motor Bracket History of Design and Development

Motor Bracket History of Design and Development

Years of experience and feedback have yielded a reliable and functional design. 
Pumps and Plumbing

Pumps and Plumbing

Important information about pumps, valves, and fittings.
Prop & Shaft Info

Prop & Shaft Info

A guide to the essential information about the final link in the auxilliary engine chain. 
Retractable Keel Design and Maintenance

Retractable Keel Design and Maintenance

The finishing touches to a revolution in trailerable sailboat design. 
Rudders and Steering Gear

Rudders and Steering Gear

The rudder is far more than a plank in the water! 
Standing Rigging

Standing Rigging

Important information to help keep the mast pointed skywards...
Website and Ordering

Website and Ordering

Why don't all of my parts arrive within a week of ordering them? 
 

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Sailing Terms 1

 Volume 1:  A to C
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Sailing Terms 2

Volume 2: D to I

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Sailing Terms 3

 Volume 3: J to R
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Sailing Terms 4

 Volume 4: S to Z