Crusing -Catalina or Newport
I bought a Newport 28 (''78) 5 years ago from a private owner. We sail out of Buffalo, NY.
The boat was in excellent condition when I bought it, and I have added pressure water and rewired the boat from mast head to keel, just because I wanted breakers instead of fuses. This winter I have replaced all of the gate valves with seacocks, the gate valves work fine and are origional, but you do not know if they are fully open or closed.
We do weekend trips to Canada and Pa/Ohio. The boat is sound and easy to singlehand. There is pleanty of room for the two of us (I''m 5''10'''') and have no problems below decks.
I have looked at the Catalina 310, and was impressed, it is set up more for a crusing couple, than a family. but a nice boat, east to handel.