Personally, I'd go with the Catalina... the roller furling makes using the genoa much simpler, especially if sailing short-handed. It is also quite likely to be the much better performing boat over a wide range of conditions. And finally, the larger interior is more toddler friendly IMHO. Finally, getting advice from the PO is going to be much simpler, since he's local to you.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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