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post #5 of Old 12-21-2011
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Originally Posted by Faster View Post
At this spring's boat show we were most impressed by the C445 amongst all the other offerings. Esp in terms of finishes below and storage. Reports were that she sailed quite well too.

All things else equal, we'd probably go for the Catalina.

I prefer the Catalina 445 for a number of reasons. Catalina installs a lead keel, Beneteau installs an iron keel. Also, the 445 has an internal flange at the hull to deck joint. I also prefer the joinery work of the 445.

There isn't a device on this world that can measure the indifference I have for that statement.
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