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post #4 of Old 11-03-2010
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I think the reason for the price diff is clear: the Northstar 500 is a racing boat without standing headroom - not that it seems to rate faster than the C25 under PHRF!.

The Catalina will be a much more comfortable cruising boat, though the Northstar may be a sounder build. I know people who had them, took them out in nasty stuff and swear by their boats, though it was a wet ride.

Interestingly a Grampian 26 will probably beat both and a be lot more comfortable - dunno how many made it down to Florida but here in Ontario they seem to grow on trees.
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