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Hi Merttan ,
For what your going to do with the boat it sounds like the two you started out with would be good choices . The Islander is one of my personal favorites having owned one . I love that boat , its got everything going for it that your looking for . The Catalina is probably just as good although I have friends that owned them I have not spent much time aboard under-sail , probably less than a week in all . So my bias is in favor of the Islander only because of the amont of time I have spent on my own . Its a very forgiving , fast boat that loves weather. The cockpit is more than generous for a boat of her size .
I dont know how many your going to find in your neigborhood so that may affect your purchase however finding a Catalina is usually not a problem and may lend its self to bargan hunting . The Buccaneer I have no clue . At this point I think it boils down to which one you like the looks of , they are both just fine for what your looking to do .
Its hard trying to nap with that bilge pump alarm going off all the time