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Catalina C30 v C&C29

Anybody have an opinion of which they would buy.....

1982 Catalina 30 tall rig, good shape for year, rebuilt 11HP diesel 2010, barrier coated bottom 2008, got him down to $14,500


1977 C&C 29 Looks good it pics, Atomic 4 gas new Sobstad sails, new martec prop
can have this for $12,000

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Both boats look nice.

What do you plan on doing with the boat? How many people will be on it? If you are planning on cruising, spending a few days or longer on the boat, and you have more than 2 people, the Catalina would be a better choice. It's significantly bigger than the C&C. If you want to race, or value performance more than comforts, or will be just daysailing, spending weekends aboard, and / or have 1 or 2 people on board, the C&C would be a better choice.

Of course, without more information there is no way of knowing if one boat is junk or not.

The 11 HP engine is marginal for the Catalina. It will be fine for getting you in / out of the harbor, but too small to motor into a seaway. The A4 has a lot of detractors, but many people love them too. What about other features, like pressure hot and cold water? AC / DC electrical systems, sail inventory, electronics?

Good luck,
Barry Lenoble
Day To Remember, 1986 O'day 35 For Sale
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110 For Sail
Mt. Sinai, NY

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