|Our new (to us)
2005 Sea Cat 22 Center Console Catamaran
Purchased in Merritt Island, FL. which is near Cape Canaveral on the east coast of Florida on October 26, 2012.
It was a 4 hour trip to see the boat and took over 5 hours towing it back. Pictures below are at the owner's business where he stored the boat.
The owner, Terry, treated us like royalty and let Pablo and I stay overnight at his apartment in his shop (as long as we bought the boat of 'course)
|The boat was a basic Sea Cat 22 center
console, no top or fancy electronics, just twin Suzuki's 115 with less
than 300 hours.
Below is the boat back at the house. Note the just installed bow ladder.
|Below, our first trip back in SW Florida.|
Below is the boat now ...April 2013.
After some planning, negotiating and work, I finally had an arch installed with several other features.
|Purchased a bimini on graigslist and had
it installed along with an aluminum radar arch. The bimini is
retractable should we need clearance for fishing.
The Sunbrella fabric is Royal Blue which is a tweed of black and Pacific Blue. There are 2 matching marine Sunbrella chairs are in the rear.
Note the 6 rod holders on the rail which are carryovers from the old Sea Cat 18.
|I re-did the center panel in the console
and installed a Standard Horizon VHF radio, a round JVC FM stereo with
aux & usb inputs and built a storage box to place the phone connected to
the stereo. Also added a Blue Seas dual usb charging port. The GPS
is on top on the left and the sonar that came with the boat I moved to
the top as well on right. Added the 3 clamp-on rod holders to the
leaning post to the 4 already there. The boat has now a total of 17 rod
holders. The work is still on-going as I need to wire the GPS, VHF and
FM antennas on the arch plus some LED lighting and other features.
|A close up of the console. Added the black lockable storage box for valuables and to the left of it a courtesy LED light. Note the mahogany plate with a stainless steel cup holder made specifically for the captain :)||Note the storage space above for the beach canopy which is being supported by a pair of aluminum angles hanging and held in place with 2 hurricane straps.|
|On the water in Cayo Costa State Park|