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Re: Catalina 38 pros and cons
p.s. To address the IOR 1 comment, I have spent a lot of time on IOR 1 boats like the Cat 38, Swan 38, Hughes 38 and owned a Hughes Northstar of that era. While it is true that these were somewhat better boats than the IOR III era, they were not a well rounded as the IOR II boats and frankly were very hard boats to sail with a small crew. .
I understood there was no IOR II - it was drawn up but superceded by III before it was ever implemented.
Can you give some examples of boats you regard as IOR II designs?
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