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Old 10-15-2010
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Hey, I will respond in a bit. First though, I have ZERO affiliation with Catalina other than being the tech editor for the 400s. That pays ZERO and is nothing but another freebie I do to help out the sailing community (and because no one else would do it).

I will get back wtih more commetns. The Sabre is a better boat... but many of the things I find undesirable in the Catalina for offshore work I also find undersirable in the Sabre. And there are things I actually find more desirable in the catalina that I don't in the sabre... but just hand tight. I realize that the sabre is a better built boat and jeff wil start in about the hull, etc. But my questin was whether it was that much of a better boat and if your intentions are to cross the pond, then is it the right boat at all? Not to say that a Sabre cannot and has not done it... but so has a Catalina(s). And if you are not buying to cross the pond, why bother with it at all?

And remember guys, these are my opinions and I will clearly lay out why they are my opinions and why I feel the way I do. But I also have kids and things that are important to me are not important to others. And I mentioned Catalina, but will also throw out Bene and Jeau as another option. But just hold on while I take care of a few things and don't label me a Sabre hater (snicker... that was a bit of a joke). As far as the IP... well, no comment.

Brian
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