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81 Catalina 38 '''' Sparkman Stevens
Hmmm. "a little faster"?
I have a Cat 36 (and I love the boat), but I think in the Cat 38 would probably sail circles around me. I think the Cat 36 is rated about 146 and someone here said the Cat 38 is rated 117 on San Fran Bay. But I bet my Cat 36 is much easier to single hand. I have had no problem even in heavier weather, and I have talked to many other Cat 36 owners that say the same thing. I guess for my short-handed type sailing the Cat 36 is best for me (not to mention the room and set-up down below), but the Cat 38 is a pretty boat.