Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Narragansett Bay
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Considering a Catalina 310
drjimb . . . interestingly, if you "absolutely love" your 310, why are you selling after only one season?
I do understand the attraction though. We overnighted & sailed several times on a ''01 310, owned by dockmate friends at our marina. Of course, we squeezed into the aft berth, which was wide but compromised in headroom, while our friends enjoyed their private, walk around double berth, forward cabin w/ bulkhead & door. I thought the layout to be very clever for a 31 footer. The seating accomodation in the galley was tight however. But then I''m accustomed to my spaciously accommodating Nauticat 33 ketch.
The C-310 actually sails very well in light to moderate winds. Reefing early in heavy weather is recommended though, due to her tenderness. I also found the spacious cockpit design to be favorable to solo sailing. All running rigging leads back to the helm.
My friend Norm''s boat - "Norm''s Place", is unfortunately for sale, due to a change in their employment status. The boat is mint and has 30k of state-of-the-art electronics; surely a great buy for whoever''s interested in the 310. Located in S.E. New England.