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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.
Performance-wise, roller-furler mains are inferior.
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