Join Date: May 2008
Location: Los Angeles area
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Made an offer on a 1970's Cat 30
Hi all. I have looked at about 6 used Catalina 30s in the Los Angeles area. Most in my price range ($10-$20000), are in need of TLC, and some need much more. I made an offer on one that is in pretty good shape, good sails and canvas, and fairly passable bright work. It will probably need some new running rigging. I am waiting to hear from the owner (probably left town for the weekend). Since there seem to be plenty of used Cat 30s of this age, I low-balled the asking price quite a bit. Hopefully, the owner will counter somewhere close to my price. Naturally, the deal hinges on a successful survey and sea trial. Which comes first, the trial or the survey?
I will post again as things progress. Any advice form you who have done this before?
Odyssey, '79 CSY 44 Cutter
Channel Islands, CA
"There is no unhappiness like the misery of sighting land (and work) again after a cheerful, careless voyage."