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post #11 of 15 Old 04-07-2009
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Owned a Starwind 223 (Wellcraft) version well actually early Rebel version using Wellcraft molds.

I see no real probablem going across the Gulf stream in this boat. Had mine in 40 knot winds 7 to 8 foot seas a couple of times.
Also been in a Catalina in lesser conditions like 30 knot winds . I was scared to death on the Catalina felt safe and actually enjoyed the storm in the Starwind.
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If you have the funds and want a true blue water trailer sailor I would take a look at the Rhodes 22. They don't come cheap when you can find one for sale.
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The Catalina 22 is a lot of fun to sail and it's faster than its numbers would suggest. People do sail them from Florida to the Bahamas, but they wait for a really good wx window to do so. I think that if you are going to be sailing in ocean rollers and heavy chop, the C22 would get old very fast.

On the plus side, these boats are easy to maintain and to modify. And, like any other boat, if well cared for, they age pretty well. Mine is an '83 with no leaks, solid hull and no sponginess in the deck. Still, I'd be looking for something more substantial than a Catalina 22.

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How about a ComPac 23? It's well-suited to nasty chop and while no gazelle in the speed department, quite pleasant to sail. Shoal keel means launchable at most ramps (may need a tongue extension). It's a yachty little boat and I'd trust it in a squall or messy seaway.

These are common along the Gulf Coast; price is all over the map.

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O'Day 23 has ballasted shoal keel with centerboard. Capri 22 is available with wing or fin keel. I would rather not go offshore in a swingkeel due to possibility of keel slamming while beating against waves.

Catalina 22 Sport is intended for one design racing for folks who don't want to fix up an older Catalina 22 - 1st gen was lighter and therefore faster than MkII, etc.
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