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post #15 of Old 03-18-2013
chuck53
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Re: New Sailer Looking for Sage Advice

Well, you will be looking at no less than 25'. I don't know of any boat smaller than that with an inboard and even then, they are few and far between. Most inboards are 27' and up. Most sailboats these days have diesels but some older boats may still have the old Atomic 4 gas engine. I've never had one but I understand they were fairly reliable and easy to work on. Still, diesels are they way to go.
I'm obviously partial to Catalinas, and a good place to start would be a Catalina 25, if you can find any with inboards or the Catalina 27. You'll find quite a few 27's with inboards.
They are very good boats, very popular and thousands of each were made.

Catalina 34

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