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whalerron posted 03-12-2002 10:03 AM ET (US)   Profile for whalerron   Send Email to whalerron  
What parts on a Katama are wood? I am in the process of refinishing wood on my boat and I know some parts were added by the previous owner. To reduce the amount of work I have, I would like to leave off any wood that is not original. What wood actually belongs on a Katama?

- ron

JBCornwell posted 03-12-2002 11:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Hi, Ron.

In my '68 brochure the only wood shown on the Katama is the front locker cover.

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

whalerron posted 03-12-2002 12:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerron  Send Email to whalerron     
Here is what my boat has:
(Reference the "Minot" on Cetacea page 33.
I know that a Minot and a Katama are different models but the Minot should have less wood than a Katama.)

Vertical wood trim about 3 feet long and 4 inches high mounted on Port gunwale at the break between the rear and front handrails. It runs "front-to-back" and it sits in that lowest ledge on the gunwale.

An identical piece of trim is sandwiched between the starboard side of the console and the starboard gunnel. It is used to hold the starboard side of the gunwale in place.

Forward hatch cover is wood.

Seat is wood. ( I know this was added)

Windshield is wood. (I know this was added)

I guess my real question should be: Should the starboard and port trim pieces really be there? If not, how was the console originally mounted to the starboard gunwale?

- ron

dscew posted 03-12-2002 06:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for dscew    
My Katama, 1974, is in original form and has mahogany plywood bow locker cover, plywood dash panels (2), solid mahogany side clamps, and solid mahogany RPS back (RPS was an option).
gunnelgrabber posted 03-12-2002 11:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for gunnelgrabber  Send Email to gunnelgrabber     
my 1975 model fits dscew's description ....lm
gunnelgrabber posted 03-13-2002 12:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for gunnelgrabber  Send Email to gunnelgrabber     
whalerron, ....re: your above question. console is bolted to the starboard clamp(mahogany vertical piece on the ledge )..also there are mahogany pieces on the deck that the console legs attach to/and then into the deck. my 24 gal. tank has wood chocks...may not be original.hope this helps out...lm
whalerron posted 03-13-2002 08:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for whalerron  Send Email to whalerron     
Thanks. I guess I need to keep everything except the windshield which I need anyway. I would much rather have the Katama style windshield with its stainless grabrail. Anybody want to part with theirs? I thought not.

- ron

gunnelgrabber posted 03-13-2002 11:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for gunnelgrabber  Send Email to gunnelgrabber     
ron,.. at different times here on the forum there have been katama consoles for sale...some were conversions to montauk configuration.the stainless rail setup is different on the 2 models,so i'd imagine a console would have the rails/windshield with it.good luck on it...lm
dscew posted 03-13-2002 07:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for dscew    
Try CMI Marine in Mass. They have the old dies for forming the BW stainless parts. Their number is somewhere on this site.

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