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Re: Had the boat two days, two problems already...

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Originally Posted by Alex W View Post
One good thing about the OP's Catalina 22 is that it is more like "another hundred". Smaller boats in the 22-25' range are a great starting point for that reason.
That's my hope with this boat. At some point I think I would like to own a larger boat, but a 22' should get me used to some big boat issues except that my mistakes will cost $300 instead of $3000.

That being said, Catalina Direct wants $500 for a spinnaker pole? For a freaking 8' bit of aluminum with plastic at each end? And how can roller furlers be so expensive, it's just a spool!!!!! (I know, I know, I realize how this sounds.)
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