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post #4 of Old 04-16-2008
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Not an endorsement (g), but the majority of new production boats on Narragansett Bay seems to be Catalinas. Just like Hyundai's, they're everywhere you look. I suppose this is due to the perceived value of these coastal sailboats and the fact that most weekend sailors don't stray too far offshore.

Personally, my preferences lean toward more quality built, offshore capable boats. But without the disposable income to afford new models from this caliber, I settle for the older models. This is the best value in my mind, since they have gone through their highest depreciation curve, typically age better and are usually well maintained by their prior stewards.

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