Considering I just happened upon this thread via a Google search...This is quite spooky to me that these two subjects came up in this thread... let me explain:
1. The Pros and cons of the S&S Catalina 38
2. The Article about The Aussi that went missing off of Virginia which is posted above by paulk...
JUST TWO MONTHS before I purchased a 1983 S&S Catalina 38... I was entertaining the idea of purchasing "Wapeter" (the very boat that the Aussi mentioned above went missing on!!!!!!!!) I am so glad I didn't buy that boat!!!! Scary stuff. Makes me sick to think I was on that boat not two months before he fell off of it in icy waters (IF in fact that is what happened!) ...And I gotta tell ya, after being on that boat twice and looking it over thoroughly, that guy was taking a risk making a trip like that on that boat... shewwwwww!