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Hi guys Thanks for your input

Hello all,

Just want to say thanks for all your help. I found a bunch of 30' to 35' Catalinas for about $20,000. I am not sure how much work will have to be done to them. Are there any vessel specific problem on a 1975 to 1981 catalina that you are aware of? Anythings to consider when looking at a old fiberglass sailboat? I currently work in the Merchant Marines as a Second Mate on tankers which takes me away from home 4 months at a time. I plan my times off the ship to wind up on shore during the summer and winter seasons more or less. I am sick of renting and really would like to live on the sea full time. I think the live aboard sailboat setup would fit my lifestyle nicely. Whats your take on it? I am all swept up with grandiose dreams of sailing my boat that I need a third party opinion.

Thanks for all your help
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