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post #2 of Old 07-20-2007
britcoal
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I can't speak to those specific boats, but I've had a Catalina Capri 14.2 foot model for over 15 years and it has been a great little boat. Its draft is a mere 3 inches with the board up and it is only ~350lbs so very easy to work with it. Even has a roller furler for the jib. I've done nothing to it, maintenance wise, in all that time other than clean it once each spring and replace the hiking stick once (I ripped it off when the hiking strap gave way and me and my crew ended up in the drink). It is probably worth about the $1200 I paid for it 15+ years ago.

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