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  • This manual contains the complete text of the Catalina 25 Owners Manual (Newer Version) from the Catalina 25/250 National Associations website (http://www.catalina25-250.org). It is not a complete, authorized copy of the original C25 Owners Manual from Catalina Yachts. The Catalina Yachts logo is from www.catalinayachts.com.

    Owners Manual (1988 and Newer)

  • Catalina 25 Owners Manual1988 and Newer

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    PREFACE ...................................................................................................................................................................4

    FORWARD .................................................................................................................................................................5

    COMMISSIONING CHECKLIST ...........................................................................................................................9

    PRE-LAUNCH CHECK ..........................................................................................................................................9 IN WATER CHECK ................................................................................................................................................9

    ELECTRICAL .....................................................................................................................................................9 PLUMBING.........................................................................................................................................................9 RIGGING AND HARDWARE .........................................................................................................................10 ENGINE, INBOARD DIESEL (OPTION)........................................................................................................10

    SAILING CHECK LIST ........................................................................................................................................10 FINAL CHECK......................................................................................................................................................10

    MAINTENANCE GUIDE........................................................................................................................................11

    PRE-USE MAINTENANCE..................................................................................................................................11 RIGGING...........................................................................................................................................................11 HULL AND DECK INSPECTION ...................................................................................................................11 ENGINE.............................................................................................................................................................11

    MONTHLY MAINTENANCE..............................................................................................................................11 RIGGING...........................................................................................................................................................11 HULL AND DECK ...........................................................................................................................................11 ENGINE.............................................................................................................................................................11

    SEASONAL MAINTENANCE .............................................................................................................................12 RIGGING...........................................................................................................................................................12 HULL DECK AND CABIN ..............................................................................................................................12 ENGINE.............................................................................................................................................................12

    FIBERGLASS MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR..................................................................................................12 CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF YOUR RUDDER .....................................................................................13

    BOTTOM PAINT PREPARATION ......................................................................................................................13 TEAK MAINTENANCE .......................................................................................................................................14 SPAR AND RIGGING MAINTENANCE.............................................................................................................14

    STANDING RIGGING .....................................................................................................................................14 FITTINGS..........................................................................................................................................................15 SPARS ...............................................................................................................................................................15

    SAIL MAINTENANCE .........................................................................................................................................16 BLOOD..............................................................................................................................................................16 OIL, GREASE, TAR, AND WAX ....................................................................................................................16 RUST AND METALLIC STAINS....................................................................................................................16 MILDEW ...........................................................................................................................................................16 PAINT AND VARNISH ...................................................................................................................................17

    INTERIOR CUSHION, FABRIC COVER ............................................................................................................17 CLEANING .......................................................................................................................................................17 CURTAINS........................................................................................................................................................17

  • Catalina 25 Owners Manual1988 and Newer

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    YACHT SYSTEMS ..................................................................................................................................................18

    RIGGING ...............................................................................................................................................................18 STEPPING THE MAST ....................................................................................................................................18 TUNING THE MAST .......................................................................................................................................18 MAIN SAIL REEFING .....................................................................................................................................27

    REEFING PROCEDURE..............................................................................................................................28 ELECTRICAL........................................................................................................................................................30

    BATTERIES ......................................................................................................................................................30 ELECTROLYTE LEVEL .............................................................................................................................30 CHARGING THE BATTERY ......................................................................................................................30 DISCHARGED STATE ................................................................................................................................31 CLEAN CONNECTIONS.............................................................................................................................31

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ..................................................................................................................................32 DC - 12 VOLT SYSTEM ..............................................................................................................................32 MAIN DC CIRCUIT BREAKER..................................................................................................................32 NAVIGATION LIGHTS...............................................................................................................................34 AC - 110-115 VOLT SYSTEM.....................................................................................................................36 GROUND FAULT INTERRUPTER ............................................................................................................38 PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE ................................................................................................................38

    MANUAL BILGE PUMP ......................................................................