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post #11 of Old 04-29-2008
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I have come to the conclusion that without spending a small fortune (or large) that it is not possible to find a blue water boat that it is a good liveaboard boat. You have to make the decision which way you want to go and buy accordingly. Catalina make boats for the costal cruising market with easy access to shore support. Plenty of volume but lacking in storage space both wet and dry. 50 gallons of fuel is not going to get you very far but that walk around queen sure is nice at anchor. Don't be fooled by that 90%/10% statistic - when your at sea it's 0%/100%. That's a coastal cruising statistic.
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