SailNet Community - View Single Post - Cat 25
Thread: Cat 25
View Single Post
post #25 of Old 08-31-2013
Senior Slacker
SlowButSteady's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,223
Thanks: 0
Thanked 17 Times in 15 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Re: Cat 25

Originally Posted by MarkCK View Post
As a general rule you can never go wrong with a Catalina. They build a nice boat at a good price.
Not for early Catalinas. Catalinas from the 1970's and 1980's were definitely of average or below average quality compared to many of their competitors of that era. They were better built than Coronados (Frank Butler's previous boat company), but that ain't saying much. Ericson, Cal/Jensen, Islander, Pearson, et cetera all had better build quality, IMHO. Newer Catalinas are of better quality, but all manufacturers seem to be building better boats since about 1990, or so. It's a bit like cars; a Dodge of today may be better built than a Honda or Toyota from 1970, but it's still not that great compared to its CONTEMPORARY competition.

Never forget them. Do something to prevent it from happening again.
Charlotte Bacon, Daniel Barden, Rachel Davino, Olivia Josephine Gay, Ana M. Marquez-Greene, Dylan Hockley, Dawn Hochsprung, Madeleine F. Hsu, Catherine V. Hubbard, Chase Kowalski, Jesse Lewis, James Mattioli , Grace McDonnell, Anne Marie Murphy, Emilie Parker, Jack Pinto, Noah Pozner, Caroline Previdi, Jessica Rekos, Avielle Richman, Lauren Rousseau, Mary Sherlach, Victoria Soto, Benjamin Wheeler, Allison N. Wyatt
SlowButSteady is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome