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post #7 of Old 01-31-2012
Mark Corson
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I recommend that you get a Catalina with the "standard rig," not the "tall rig" given the high winds in SF Bay. I strongly recommend the deeper fin keel versus the shallow wing keel for SF Bay, it will be stiffer and will go to windward better. I had a 1987 Catalina 30 Mark II for 8 years and I sailed as crew on a Catalina 34. I have sailed on SF Bay, but most of my sailing was racing on Lake Erie.
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