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post #3 of Old 05-25-2006
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Older Catallinas are worth a look, they are still in business and you can get parts. They are fine coastal boats. Lin and Larry Pardee have written a wonderful book about how to go through the process, they recommend spending some time with a sailboat surveyer and I strongly agree. Not only might they know what might be on the market and values, but they can listen to your needs and make recommendations accordingly,they would be worth hiring for and hour to help you make a list, a dealer would be biased. Annapolis is great, so is Beaufort NC, Oriental NC, Hampton, VA and Deal MD. Get a copy of Sail and Soundings mgs and look through the ads. If you found something in Fl, it would be an easy trip up the intercoastal so dont rule that out. And lastly, have the boat surveyed, I promise the surveyer will find enought to make the cost of the survey worth it.
Michael B
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