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Leon Sisson
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Initially Posted - 05/28/2021 :  10:37:38  Show Profile  Visit Leon Sisson's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'd appreciate it if one of you whose Catalina 25 came from the factory with cockpit coaming pockets would post the measurements of where they're located relative to the aft end of the cockpit seat, and from the top surface of the coaming.  (I have the dimensions of the opening itself.)

Thanks!

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JoeRobertJr
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Response Posted - 05/30/2021 :  04:32:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

From aft end of portside pocket to inside transom is 36 inches. 36.5 on the stbd side.

Joe Robert
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Orefield, PA
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Leon Sisson
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Response Posted - 05/30/2021 :  08:41:17  Show Profile  Visit Leon Sisson's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you for the dimensions Joe!

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Response Posted - 05/30/2021 :  15:16:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just got back from the lake... Agree with Joe's measurements.

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bigelowp
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Response Posted - 06/01/2021 :  13:39:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Interesting, I never knew they were an option -- always assumed all our boats came with them.

Peter Bigelow
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Rowayton, Ct
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islander
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Response Posted - 06/01/2021 :  16:23:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They are very handy. Where else do you keep sunglasses, bilge pump handle, cell phones, keys, lip balm,radio, tail end of the jib halyard, horn....Did I miss something?

Scott-"IMPULSE"87'C25/SR/WK/Din.#5688
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dmpilc
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Response Posted - 06/03/2021 :  19:43:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If you are going to add cockpit pockets to your boat, unless they are the self-draining newer type, please note the drain holes to the lower right and left of the pocket in the photo with the tape measure!

DavidP
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Leon Sisson
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Response Posted - 06/03/2021 :  20:14:15  Show Profile  Visit Leon Sisson's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Re: "...please note the drain holes to the lower right and left of the pocket..."

Yep, my Catalina 22 has the same coaming pockets.

Re: "...tail end of the jib halyard, horn....Did I miss something?"

...winch handle, sun screen, jib furling line.  (I prefer cell phones and cameras stay safe and dry in the cabin when not in use.)  Also a sheltered location for a 12V outlet for hand-held spotlight, autopilot connector & circuit breaker, shore power inlet, and any other gotta-be-within-reach-of-the-tiller electrical stuff.


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Leon Sisson
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Response Posted - 06/05/2021 :  19:23:10  Show Profile  Visit Leon Sisson's Homepage  Reply with Quote
In case anyone is curious, here's why I wanted to know the coaming pocket locations:




That's of course the stbd side, which is the easier one to install on my boat.  Still a few details to finish up, but you get the idea.  I haven't started on the port coaming pocket yet because there's more stuff in the way under that side.
 

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JoeRobertJr
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Response Posted - 06/06/2021 :  03:51:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Leon, that looks great. I like the look of the wood trim much better than my white frame.

Joe Robert
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Leon Sisson
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Response Posted - 06/06/2021 :  17:49:59  Show Profile  Visit Leon Sisson's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Re: "I like the look of the wood trim much better than my white frame."

Thanks!  I got those from Catalina some years ago in anticipation of someday getting around to adding coaming pockets.  I have't seen the teak trim rings on their website lately, but they may be able to make or special order them.  However, considering Catalina is asking almost $60 for a pair of the plastic ones, I wouldn't expect teak ones to be cheap.
 
Considering how common CNC wood router tables have become, it might be worth asking around to see of a local custom woodworking shop can fabricated them, given a plastic one as a template, and increasing the material thickness to at least 1/4" all around.  To reduce warping, splitting, and to conserve material, the teak trim rings appear to be machined from blanks composed of many pieces (scraps?) of teak glued together in two crossed layers, like plywood with the grain and joints running about 45 to the axis of the oval.
 

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