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Re: Jeanneau 42 vs. Catalina 42
We placed an offer on the Catalina and the owner accepted. It's in better overall shape, even for an older boat, and it just has a nicer feel inside.... more homey. The engine has about 3300 hrs compared to 6900 on the Jeanneau. It's exciting but I will miss the Cal. I don't think the Catalina will be as fun to sail. It's a floating motorhome.
Congrats!... I think that was the better choice.. The Jeanneaus have their pluses but I think that the Catalina 42 is a winner.. MkI, I presume?
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