Originally Posted by rayjanine
I am very interested in purchasing a new Catalina 400 MK II (2010 or 2011 model) but not sure about the draft of the shoal draft keel version. Some folks say its 5'4" but the Catalina web site says 5'. Does anyone have a new 400 and actually measured the draft?
Any other comments about this boat would be appreciated such as:
1. Type of mainsail (standard with jacklines or roller rulling with vertical battens)
2. Type of generator and KW (want to run airconditioner on the hook and when the temps get near 100 deg F.)
3. Type of bow thruster and Hp
4. Size of genoa (sail on Great South Bay in NY and winds are usually 10 to 15 knots all summer)
I intend to sail it coastally alot and on occasion go to Bermuda and the Bahamas from Long Island, NY. Also plan on doing the Newport to Bermuda race next year.
Ray, Hang on until Cruisingdad shows up. He's got a C400 and will surely be able to give you the answers you need as he's pretty much done what you propose with his Catalina.