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post #13 of Old 10-20-2004
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Capabilities of a Catalina 27

I had a 1979 Catalina 27 w/diesel for 10 years. Always sailed in the Great South Bay Long Island, NY. I was always reluctant to take it out the inlet. Didn''t trust the rigging and deck crazing in stress places made me stay in the Bay. On the plus side the diesel will outlive us and it was a great boat to learn on. Now have a Com-pac 27 and I have no problems doing coastal. I feel the difference and there isn''t a mark crack or otherwise on the whole boat and i''ve gone over it with a magnifying glass.
Big Difference.
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