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Owners Manual (New)





PREFACE

This manual is intended and supplied to help owners of
Catalina 25's understand their boats and answer common 
questions about maintenance and systems design. specific
to the Catalina 25.

This manual is not intended to provide sailing instructions.
It is assumed the operator will consult books written for 
that purpose, or tahe sailing lessons or courses to gain 
the hnowledge necessary for the safe operation of the vessel.

The systems descriptions and illustrations in this manual 
apply to boats built at the time of publication. Our policy 
of constant improvement necessitates that changes have been 
made to the Catalirza 25 since its introduction. Therefore, 
these illustrations and descriptions may not apply to boats 
built before the time of publication.

Owners of earlier hulls, who have questions not answered 
herein should consult with their local Catalina dealer, or 
write to Catalina Yachts. Please include your hull number 
in all correspondence.

The maintenance check lists contained within this manual 
are intended as guidelines for boats in normal service under 
typical conditions.

Climate and use will vary and may require additional or 
special maintenance. Consult with your local boat yard or 
Catalina dealer for specific maintenance and precautions 
recommended for your purposes and climate.

Caution: The aluminum and other metalparts conduct 
electricity. Coming in contact with or near an electrical 
power line or lightning can cause severe injury or death. 
Stay away from overhead electricalpower lines when sailing 
and/or launching the boat.


FORWARD

Congratulations on the acquisition ofyour new Catalina 25. 
All Catalina yachts are designed and built with care using 
quality materials to assure you years of sailing enjoyment 
with a minimum of upkeep and maintenance.

Before attempting maintenance or operation ofyour Catalina 25, 
please read the Catalina Yachts Limited Warranty booklet and 
fill out the enclosed warranty registration card.

The registration card enables Catalina to inform you of 
developments and modifications to enhance the performance or 
comfort of your yacht. It is also important to be able to 
contact owners to comply with Coast Guard notification 
requirements.

The launching and rigging of the Catalina 25 should be handled 
by experienced boat yard personnel under the direction ofyour 
authorized dealer.

The index page lists the contents of this manual. Warrantees 
and information regarding installed optional equipment have 
been included when available and applicable.

Maintaining your yacht properly can become a satisfying part of 
your sailing activities. A regular inspection is the best 
preventive maintenance. It will help keep your boat safe and in 
good condition while in use, and insure peace of mind when the 
boat is left unattended.

Take good care of your boat and take the time to learn and 
practice good seamanship.


2.0     COMMISSIONING CHECK LIST

        2.1    Pre-launch Check..................................................7
        2.2     In-water Check...................................................8
               2.2.1   Electrical................................................8
               2.2.2   Plumbing..................................................8
               2.2.3   Rigging and Hardware......................................9
               2.2.4   Engine, Inboard Diesel, Option............................9-10
               2.3     Sailing Check List........................................10
               2.3.1   Final Check...............................................10

3.0     MAINTENANCE GUIDE

        3.1    Pre-use Maintenance...............................................11
        3.2    Monthly Maintenance...............................................12
        3.3    Seasonal Maintenance..............................................13
        3.4    Fiberglass Maintenance and Repair.................................14
               3.4.1   Fiberglass Touch Up and Repair............................15-16
               3.4.2   Care and Maintenance or Your Rudder.......................17
        3.5    Bottom Paint Preparation..........................................18
        3.6    Teak Maintenance..................................................18
        3.7    Spar and Rigging Maintenance......................................18-20
        3.8    Sail Maintenance..................................................21-22
        3.9    Interior Cushion, Fabric Cover....................................22
               3.9.1 Curtains....................................................22

4.0     YACHT SYSTEMS

        4.1 Rigging..............................................................23
               4.1.1   Stepping the Mast.........................................23-24
               4.1.2   Tuning the Mast...........................................24
               4.1.3   Rigging Wire Check List...................................25
               4.1.4   Sail Plan.................................................26
               4.1.5   Spreader Assembly.........................................27
               4.1.6   Masthead Assembly.........................................28
               4.1.7   Mast Illustration.........................................29
               4.1.8   Main Sail Reefing.........................................3O
               4.1.9   Main Sail Reefing Illustration,
                       Boom Vang/Pigtail Illustration............................31
               4.1.10  Mainsheet/Traveler Illustration...........................32
               4.1.11  Backstay Tension Adjuster System..........................33
               4.1.12  Deck Hardware Arrangement.................................34
        42    Electrical........................................................35
               4.2.1   Batteries.................................................35-36
               4.2.2   Electrical System,........................................37-40
               4.2.3   Shore Power Wiring Diagram................................41
               4.2.4   Wiring Schematic..........................................42
               4.2.5   12 Volt Panel Wiring Schematic............................43
        4.3    Plumbing
               4.3.1   Plumbing System...........................................44
               4.3.2   Manual Bilge Pump.........................................45
               4.3.3   Seacocks..................................................45
               4.3.4   Marine Toilet Operation...................................45-46
               4.3.5   Through Hull Locations....................................47
               4.3.6   Sanitation System Plumbing Illustration...................48
        4.4    Auxiliary Power
               4.4.1   Recommended Outboard Engine...............................49
               4.4.2   Outboard Bracket..........................................49
               4.4.3   General Engine Information................................50
               4.4.4   Fueling...................................................50-51
               4.4.5   Fuel Sanitation...........................................52
               4.46   Fuel System Illustration..................................53
               4.4.7   Exhaust System Maintenance................................54-55
               4.4.8   Engine Exhaust Illustration...............................56
               4.4.9   Shaft Packing Gland (Stuffing Box)........................57
               4.4.10  Shaft Alignment...........................................58
               4.4.11  Shaft Alignment Illustration..............................59
        4.5    Accommodation
               4.5.1   Accommodation Plan........................................60
               4.5.2   Galley Stove..............................................61
               4.5.3   Pop-Top Operation.........................................61
        4.6    Trailering
               4.6.1 Recommendations for Trailering..............................62

5.0    DECOMMISSIONING

       51    Lifting Recommendations............................................63
       5.2    Winterizing Your Engine............................................64-65

6.0    OWNER - USER RESPONSIBILITY

       6.1    General Safety Tips.................................................67
       6.2    Required Minimum Safety Equipment...................................68
       6.3    Suggested Safety Equipment and Safety Package.......................68
       6.4    Safety Package, Factory Option......................................69
       6.5    Anchor, Anchoring and Mooring.......................................69
       6.6    Lightning Precautions...............................................70-71