Catalina 22 Rope Stop Flap
Category: Catalina, boat hatch, line organizer, sheet organizer
Problem: I brought back to the cockpit a number of lines on the Catalina 22. These include some additional rigging lines for a jib boom rig and sail downhaul lines. From time to time these lines would get caught between the pop top and the support block for the winch and the cleats. As a consequence, they didn’t run free.
Action: To prevent the lines from falling down in the crevice, I constructed a flap that was taped to the pop top, crossed the crevice and rested on the winch support. The lines then would rest on top of that flap and run freely as intended.
Result: It worked great!
When idea was conceived: 8/30/2012
How much time it took to develop: 1 hour
How much money it took to develop: None
Current status: Removed when I sold the boat
Since it was originally done: