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Catalina 28
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Description: Catalina 28
Keywords: Catalina 28
 


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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Mon June 30, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The Catalina 28 is a great short range and/or day sail boat.
The boat is user friendly and all systems can be operated from the cockpit. She handles well in all conditions.
The weakness that I find is space and ammenities because I live aboard. This boat is not designed nor intended as a liveaboard.
Overall I like the boat very much and would highly recommend the Catalina 28 to anyone, so long as the boat meets the requirements of one's desires.
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Registered: October 2001
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Review Date: Wed November 12, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Sail mostly off Oregon coast and Puget Sound. Love the boat! My wife and I spend long weekends aboard and vacations. We took delivery of it in May of 1994. Have spent over 300 nights aboard at this time. Spent 1 month aboard, mostly sailing and anchored out in Desolation Sound. She handles very well in rough water. Many friends who own "ocean cruisers" comment how stable she is when crossing the Umpqua River Bar in Oregon and sailing in the Pacific. Easy to single hand. Access to systems and engine is very good. Adequate fuel and water. Like the aft head and aft cabin. Very comfortable for two persons vacationing.

We have added numerous pieces of equipment to meet our needs. The most important to us as we use the boat year round is a dodger.

Have had minimal repair needs.

We actually trailer (haul really) the boat. It is a bit of work but really opens our horizons. Rather than bashing up the coast for 3 weeks like our dock mates do to get to Puget Sound, we are there in 1 day.

I think the quality of catalinas is down played very much. Everything on our boat is top quaility from Edson steering, Lewmar Ocean Series winches, double spreader mast with rod reinforce chain plates. The Universal engine has great reputation as does the Hurth transmission. Faucets are Greco, best in the world a plumbing friend of mine has told me.

When I cut a hole in the coach roof to install a stove chimney I found it to be over 1 1/2" thick.

If I were to order her today I would probably order a fin keel.

I think the best part about our 28 for us is after over 4 years of sailing we do not have any desire to buy a different boat. We love our Catalina 28!!

Terry Jack
S/V Amazing Grace
hull #353





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