Wow.....don't really even know where to begin after you took all that time to write up quite an informative and enlightening post...or 5
That was such a great comparison of the two and I hope that anyone looking at either of these boats sees that. I read over it more than once, and I know you mentioned tankage was about the same, but Sabre had better storage, but it seems like in a lot of aspects the build quality, while you said is slightly higher on the Sabre, sounds very similar. So, I'm left wondering why people view the Sabre as a more competent boat to 'cross the pond with' as you phrased it, versus the Catalina? By people I am referring to what I have read in reviews posted on places like here and cruiser forum. Once again, I know you are busy and can't thank you enough for taking the time to do that, I am sure that there are a ton of people that will really get a lot out of your efforts, including myself!