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post #4 of Old 01-28-2001
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Catalina 22s and 25s or other pocket cruisers

I had a Beneteau 235, which is in that range, wing keel version (tiller). The boat
was exceptionally tender and it was difficult
to leave the helm even with a tiller-tamer.
Still, it had the Catalina 22 beat, big time.

The next level up was the Beneteau 26+. That
was not worth the money...might as well get a
285 or go for the more reasonably priced
Catalina 25. The 285 is a much better boat in my opinion than the 25 but its also a newer boat. Some of the 25 owners I''ve run
into have changed hardware (improved) and
added some items to the interior.

My xwife (amazine how that happens to sailors) wouldn''t go near any boat with a
porta-potty and some privacy.

Good luck. Jim S.
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