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Re: Advice for buying this Catalina 30
Well just to compare, the Catalina that I grew up sailing on recently sold for $2,500 because it had some moisture in the cockpit sole. It had an upgraded diesel, and was owned by a very fastidious mechanical engineer since new and had frequent upgrades. Pulled every fall, fresh bottom paint applied each spring, any leaking ports were fixed immediately. Always freshwater sailed and had good 8 year old sails, recent rigging and had only ever been sailed in fresh water. I would have bought the boat but it was too far away from me.
So $10,000 is likely 8 or 9,000 too much.
I have seen lots of very good ones selling for around that price range.