Originally Posted by JimsCAL
Funny comments, but a bit harsh! Yes these are beamy coastal cruisers which will not perform like a more race oriented boat. That said, skip the roller furling main and opt for the deep keel and the Catalinas will be decent performers.
True, it's more fun to be harsh though.
I own a Formosa 41 myself so it's not exactly like I'm sailing a T-bird.
I've raced on a 1980 catalina 30 for 10 years. It's a suprisingly sturdy and good sailing boat. We never point quite as high as the competition but we are competitive. I have never sailed on a hunter, though at the dock their hardware seems undersized. I also don't see the point of the overly complicated BNR rig.