I read your thread about the CD 30 vs Catalina 30. I am actually at exactly the same point of decision and would like to consult you, since I guess you made up your mind about it.
I would like to live aboard for 3/4 days a week and maybe in the first year(s) sail the ICW or bays and down to the Keys, then in a year start trips to Bahamas. Is the Catalina really sooo unstable? I dont wanna sink in the Gulf Stream of course...