SailNet Community - View Single Post - Cat 27 enough for coastal cruising?
View Single Post
  #4  
Old 12-03-2011
jameswilson29's Avatar
jameswilson29 jameswilson29 is offline
Senior Smart Aleck
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Posts: 1,999
Thanks: 25
Thanked 62 Times in 57 Posts
Rep Power: 5
jameswilson29 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by jkiser View Post
Would a Catalina 27 be adequate for coastal cruising...
Yes, a C27 should be fine if in good shape and adequately prepared with an experienced skipper. A C27 is a justifiably popular, great-value, cruiser/racer. You might want to read Jack Hornor's review of the vessel for more details: BoatUS.com: Boat Reviews by Jack Hornor, N.A. - Catalina 27

Quote:
Originally Posted by jkiser View Post
...if so what gear would be recomended
Take the free Boat U.S. boating safety course for your state to learn about basic safety requirements. Schedule a free vessel inspection by the Coast Guard Auxiliary to ensure you have all the required safety devices and equipment. Plan your trip to take advantage of clear weather windows. Leave a float plan with a friend or relative. Wear a harness on a jacklines at all times outside the cabin. Learn how to use a VHF radio. Learn how to navigate with chartbooks and a compass. Carry twice as much food and water as you think you will need. Don't go too far offshore or get caught offshore for an extended period of time. Don't rely on anything mechanical or electrical working - plan your trip assuming that your electrical system, electronic devices, automatic bilge pump, and your engine and any other systems will not work at some point: don't go unless you can make it by sailing with the predicted weather from Safe Harbor A to Safe Harbor B with map and compass. Sail conservatively and cautiously for the conditions.

Last edited by jameswilson29; 12-03-2011 at 06:34 AM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook