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Old 08-22-2004
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Cal39 or Catalina38

I have happily owned a 1971 Cal 25 for the last 6 years. My wife and I feel its time to move up. We have a purchase budget of 60k. After careful evaluation of our sailing needs and future financial responsibilities (college) I am considering the following (mid 1980ís) Cal 39, Catalina 36 and S&S Catalina 38. Excellent Catalina information is available on the web (I consider this information to be of tremendous value) but very little on the Cal39. Unfortunately, there appears to be no active owners forum for the Cal39. Perhaps this is due to the fact that they only built 150. The Cal 25 is a great boat and I have only heard good things about Bill Lapworthís other designs such as the Cal40. I suppose I am drawn to the Cal 39 due to my satisfaction with the Cal 25 and the legendary reputation of the Cal40. Can anyone offer information and/or suggestions?
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