No. 2 - Spring, 1972

Many T22 owners have bought 10 or more of the 77 cent variety dishpans (12" x 15" x6”) available in most supermarkets, and lined their bilges. They are great for storing food, etc, on a cruise.


Drill two holes through each end of your companionway step, through which you can put a line for attachment to the jib halyard.


What do you use your galley locker for? The Bests have a dowel on a little platform mounted on the inner side of the door. Thereon sits a roll of paper towel.


The Braggers find that a Tupperware cheese keeper fits into the aft fiddle, and is great for holding all the cutlery.


An inspection cover, inside diameter 4" (model 137 from John Lecke Ltd, $2.40), installed in the stern cockpit seat, makes it much easier to get into that hitherto inaccessible area. You can store mooring lines, fenders down there.


Probably the best place to mount the small, externally gimballed type compass is in the companionway. Use a wood bracket the same shape as the bottom 3 to 4” of the bottom half of the lower companionway board so it can slide in on the grooves. Get fancy and make a top shelf to protect the compass.


Forty-five square feet, seems just about right for the Tanzer 22. (Class rules allow up to fifty-five.) Measurements are luff, sixteen feet. Leach, eleven foot, nine inches, and foot, seven foot, three inches.


If caught in a storm without a storm anchor, lash several floatable items together and stream them over your bow. This will keep your bow to windward.


Use whistle or fog horn, to tell -how far you are off land in fog. Multiply the total time in seconds between sending and receiving the signal by .09. A rough estimate may be made by counting ten seconds as one mile. A clear cut echo indicates a steep shore, cliff, etc. A weak echo could indicate a small island, low shore, etc.


How do you find the rear (submerged) end of your trailer when you try to line up your boat for retrieval? Why not tie two bumpers or fenders to the rear corners on about two feet of line, so that you'll know just what you are aiming at?


Dick Singerling (Tanzer #292) of Bowmanville, Ont., has made a shelf that fits under the cockpit of the keel model. It’s on sliders so that it can pull out into the companionway for access. Guess you call that a drawer!


When you can't get your hands on the proper stuff to sew up a torn sail, a temporary repair can be made with waxed dental floss.


Bill Bragger (Tanzer 22 #251) mounts his winch handles on the bulkhead of a cockpit seat locker.


Plexiglass companionway “board”, to be used with the other half screenned, so that the cabin has more light when you're cabin bound by rain on a cruise.


Fridge-o-Seal containers, bread loaf size, fit on shelves beside quarter berths - aft and out of sight: and one on top of the other.