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Re: I Think I Found The Right Boat

That Catalina 25 is 2,900 lbs displacement.

The Catalina 27 is 6,240 lbs displacement.

There is little comparison between them.

The 27 is the smallest big boat and the 25 is the biggest little boat.

The basic rule is that you buy boats by the pound.
The 27 is twice the boat the 25 is.
I've sailed for a season or two on both of them and they are both great.

A 25 with an outboard is a lot of fun.
A 27 with an outboard is going to be way under-powered.
With an inboard you have a big boat feel.

The 27 being a big boat with an inboard can have lots of extra systems that are great to have but have to be surveyed and maintained.
Hot water, 110 system were pretty common.
The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.

Last edited by davidpm; 10-04-2013 at 05:06 PM.
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