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post #16 of Old 07-26-2013
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Re: Looking for a Catalina 270 detailed review

I realize this thread is getting old... but I came across it looking for Catalina 270 info. I tried to send a PM to the original poster but I just joined sailnet and can't PM....

My wife and I are in the early research phase of purchasing our first sailboat. We have a 15 month old and another on the way so it will probably be 2 - 3 years... hopefully enough time to save enough for a decent family cruiser. We intend to sail and slip on Lake Pepin which is a very wide 22 mile stretch of the Mississippi river on the MN/WI border. We had been dreaming of something like a Beneteau 311 or a Catalina 30 or 320 but they are 45k-60k. I came across the Cataline 270 yesterday semi-locally looking on Craigslist of all places. It's a 1996 for around 25k. We have similar requirements as you: diesel, pedestal, sugar scoop. Did you eventually purchase a 270? If so, how do you like it? I crew with a local club and found out yesterday there is a 270 there so I'm hoping to find out who owns it and get a closer look. Anyway, if you have any thoughts or experience on the 270 or any other boat that fits the bill it'd be great to hear from you!

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