Thanks for your interest. The Catalina is indeed a good boat. Well designed and built. The furniture is perhaps not as good as a boat that costs twice as much, but there is nothing at all wrong with the hull, rig, engine, etc. etc. She sailed and motored well and we had few if any problems with anything that came from Catalina. No blisters after 11 years.
We sold the boat in six months. Had two offers - one a lowball which we declined and one about 10% less than the asking price which we accepted. A neighbor's boat took three years to sell but it was an unknown brand compared to Catalina.
Yes the economy is down, but not everybody is directly affected.
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