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Advice on this Cat 30

I was on this boat today and I have not sailed it yet. but I'm looking for a liveaboard and I really enjoy the feel of this boat. I have about 10k available and asking price is 14k. what are your thoughts about it? anything specific to look for on this model cat? thanks and let me know.

My 10 year plan is a coastal cruise from SF down to mabye coasta rica who knows in a perfect world maybe through the panama canal, but for now i"m happy coastal cruising SF to San diego. I want the interior space and headroom. any thoughts? Thanks for your time!

listed below are the details on this I believe it was about a 1981ish Cat



• Sleeps 6

• Tall solid rod rigging

• Diesel engine

• Self steering

• Roller reefing jib

Notes on condition

Over all the boat in good shape and I have done the following maintenance recently.

* Two new main batteries

* All new hoses on engine

* New engine starter

* New hoses on sanitation system

* Some new dock lines, and jib lines

* Hull recently cleaned and the diver say bottom is fine

* Took fuel tank out of boat and cleaned it

What needs to be done is:

* reattach the loose weather cover on jib

* New hoses to water tank and sink

* Recalibrate self steering unit

* Patches on 3 seat covers



Type: Auxiliary Sail


Builder: Catalina Yachts, CA

Designer: Frank Butler

Year Built: 1981

Model: 30’ Catalina Tall Rig

LOA: 30’ 00”

Beam: 10’ 00”

Draft: 5’ 03”

Displacement: 10,500 lbs.

Ballast (type/amount): Lead / 4,300 lbs.

Hull Type: Fin keel / spade rudder

Material/Color: Fiberglass / white


Type: Diesel

Hours: 450 “by meter”

Manufacturer: “Universal”

Model: M2-12A

#Cylinders/HP: 2 / 12

Year: 1993

Cooling System: Fresh water heat exchanger

Alarms: Yes

Gauges: Full @ helm

Flame arrestor: Yes

Exhaust(s): Reinforced hose

Silencer(s): Can type FRP

Reduction Gear: “HBW” 35-2R

Shaft: 1“ stainless steel

Strut/Bearing: Single leg bronze / Cutlass – slight wear

Propeller: 3 bladed bronze


Eng.Rm.Ventilation: 12v Blower

Insulation: None

Wheel/Tiller: “Edson” SS wheel

Bilge Pump(s)-Manual: “Whale” diaphragm in cockpit

Auto: “Rule” 3500 with float switch

Potable Water-Manual: “Whale” foot pump at galley,

hand pump at head vanity

Head: “Wilcox- Crittenden” manual

Holding Tank: Plastic

Macerator: “Jabsco”

Other: “Navtec” hydraulic backstay and boom vang


DC-Batteries/Amps: (2) 12v Gp24 deep cycle - new

Boxes: Plastic w/tops straps

Approved: Yes (ABYC E 10.7.1 – 10.7.12)

Engine Alternator/Amps: Est. 50 amps

Charger/Amps: “TrueCharge” multistage / 10

Vapor Proof Switch(es): “Perko”

AC-Shorepower: “Marinco” 30 amp inlet and cable


Sink(s): Stainless steel dual basin (Note)

Refrigeration: Icebox

Stove Type: “Origo” 3000 alcohol

# Burners/Oven: Two w/out oven

Tank Stowage: Integral


# Fuel Tanks/Capacity: One / 20 gals

Material: Aluminum

# Water Tanks/Capacity: One / 40 gals

Material: Polyethylene

How Secured: SS strapping Framing

Raw water Strainers: Yes


Compass(es): “Ritchie”

VHF Radio: “Standard” Horizon

Autopilot: “Raymarine” ST 4000+

Speed Log: “Signet”

Wind Indicator: “Signet” wind speed and wind point displays

Depthfinder: “Signet”

Ship’s Clock: Quartz brass


Anchor(s): (1) “West Marin” (Danforth type) 13#, (1) “Danforth” 20# (spare)

Bow roller: SS

Stanchions/Lifelines: 1” SS / double wire

Docklines: Misc. braid 3 strand

Fenders: Medium pneumatic

Covers: Main sail, winches

Swim Ladder: SS


General Condition: Good – A number of upgrades including tall rig, rod rigging and hydraulic backstay and vang have been installed for racing.

Type of Rig/# Masts: Sloop / One, double spreader

Material: Aluminum

Keel bolts: SS – Appear good at heads

Standing Rigging: SS rod

Terminals: Peened rod ends

Turnbuckles/(pins?): SS Bronze / yes

Chainplates/Stem: SS

Running Rigging: Dacron braid

Winches: (2) “Lewmar” 42 (primary), (2) “Lewmar” 30 (secondary), (2) “Lewmar” 8, (2) “Lewmar” 16 (mast/halyards) (Note)

Rigging details (vang/traveler,etc.): “Harken” main traveler, “Norh” roller furler, “Navtec” hydraulic bacstay and boom vang

Sail inventory: Full-battened main and jib (new), main and jib (old set)


Throwable Device: Ring-buoy 24”

PFD’s: (4) USCG Type II (33 USC 175), (2) type III

VDS: “Olin” kit (33 USC 175) (Note)

Horn/Bell: Handheld freon / NA

Radar Reflector: Suggested

Oil/Pollution Placards: Yes / Yes (33CFR151.9)

Fire Extinguishers: (2) “Kidde” 3# ABC dry chemical

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