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post #15 of Old 10-28-2009
GeorgeB
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Pretty comprehensive list. I am a little surprised that there are no Catalina 22ís. I believe that there were over twenty thousand built so arguably the most popular boat in itís class. Bit of trivia, Frank Butler designed the Columbia 22 when he worked for them. Out of your list, I like the Capri 22 the best. It was designed by Gary Mull in collaboration with Frank. Mull also designed the Ranger 22 and the Santana 22. I like the Capri for itís fixed keel and (IMHO superior) cockpit layout. It rates about 30 seconds/mile faster than the swing keels and I think would be a blast to race the beer cans. The downside is there isnít much room in the cabin. But if you are looking for that trailerable pocket cruiser, you should expand your sites to the twenty five footers.
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