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Re: 1995 Sabre 362 or Catalina 36MkII 2004

Originally Posted by HeartsContent View Post
Depends on what you intend to do with it. The Catalina 36 MKII is certainly more comfortable both above and below. I suspect the Catalina is much better in the draft area as they nearly all have a 4'5" wing keel.

Looks like you get the traditional rig on the Sabre and likely a roller furler main on the Catalina 36 MKII. For me, that's a huge plus. If you've never sailed a roller furler main, it's rather nice.

I've looked at quite a few Catalina 36's lately and they seem to wear rather well - especially the interior.
I am not a big fan of in-mast furling for several reasons:

1) When problems arise it is a pain in the but to fix;
2) In-mast furling does not sail well to windward because of sail shape and the absence of battens;
3) I like the KISS principle for easier repairs and less cost.

I should also mention since I have my USCG License I may also provide some charters every once in a while.

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

Last edited by Yamsailor; 10-04-2012 at 12:44 PM.
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