Trying to decide between. . . . . . . - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Chat  
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Boat Review and Purchase Forum
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-11-2002
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
mcl2 is on a distinguished road
Trying to decide between. . . . . . .

Right now i have a Catalina 22 swing keel, its fun and i love to use it, but it has become too small for my growing family. . . .so i am looking to up grade to either a Catalina 25, 27 30, or 31. . . .i would like to stay away from the big 31'' but the wife likes the interior so i guess i have to consider it!!!!! hahaha anyway, what are your thoughts? what is the biggest size catalina that can fit on a trailor? Currently i am using a tow vehicle that has a 6500Lbs rating, and i am willing to get something bigger if need be. I sail mostly in fresh water lakes, with the C25, i like the pop top and swing keel, but the C27 offers mroe room. . . i just can''t decide
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 07-11-2002
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 23
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
RyanMI25 is on a distinguished road
Trying to decide between. . . . . . .

I recently made the same upgrade you are thinking of. We had an old C22 and wanted more space for cruising and also something that felt more secure then the C22 swingkeel. Neither of us could ever get over the clunk noise everytime a big powerboat went by and got us with wake.

With a 6500 lbs tow vehicle you are definetely limited to the C25 at best and you will really be pushing it. The C27 can be trailered but not easily and not something you will do often. Trailers are available for it. If you really want to trailer you should limit yourself to the C25.

We decided on a C27 mainly because we couldn''t afford a C30 and I was only willing to consider a boat with diesel inboard. I want nothing to do with an Atomic 4. Both have inboards and real marine heads with holding tanks instead of porta pottys.

The C30 is considerably more roomier then the C27 and is much more "seaworthy" although the C27 can take a lot. It hobbyhorses and has a less pleasant motion then the C30. It is also a little slower motoring. The only real reason that I would choose the 27 over 30 would mainly be for the financials of it. Either way you are into the size boat that you will be paying marina fees and winter storage depending on where you are.

Ryan
C27 #6229
Harrison Twp, MI
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 07-11-2002
Jeff_H's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Annapolis, Md
Posts: 6,789
Thanks: 5
Thanked 124 Times in 98 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about
Trying to decide between. . . . . . .

I don''t agree with you about the relative motions of Catalina 30''s vs 27''s. While the Catalina 27 is a little lighter feeling, to me the Cat 30 really has an uncomfortable motion especially when compared to the 27.

Jeff
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A Nautical Sense of Humour, You Decide Please! Noah2 General Discussion (sailing related) 15 08-22-2003 12:13 AM
This is what Im looking for... JonAO Boat Review and Purchase Forum 5 08-20-2003 05:33 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:34 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.