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windship2 You could take the one fifty K and buy a Sabre thirty-eight mark one in showroom condition and still have money left over for every conceivable electronic gadget out there.And build quality? THIS is mediocre build quality.
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larry levine , denr and windship. Well its nice that you are all the same people and speaking for each other in all your posts. Verbatim and word for word.
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These were copied and pasted from the other 350 thread for caseys benefit. If you bothered to read them you would se that.
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I live outside of boston and would be sailing around boston and buzzards bay/newport & Islands. I''m not that experienced... only a couple of years sailing with a club. i''ve looked at a used tartan 35 or used sabre 34. A well known surveyor I know says Catalina is a decent boat for your money. Well meaning friends tell me not to buy a new boat... this is my biggest hang-up. I just really liked the layout & features of the catalina 35.
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Casey,

Catalina is an ok boat but not for that much
money. Your friends are right to tell you to buy a uased quality boat first. I just put down money on a new boat of much higher quality and not much more in price. Once again I will telll you to call me and we can talk. I am not about to post the info here. I really do not want to field any additional comments. If you like the Catalina and that is what will maka you happy I say go for it. Otherwise I would be happy to talk to you. I am not new to boating and have researched this subject for over a year. Good luck whatever you decide
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Come on LL tell us what you bought.
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casey1004,
Ok, you like some things about the interior, thats cool, but what about the rest of the boat?
For the last ten years or so there has been a trend of placing way to much emphises on interiors and ignoring things like maintainence, quality, ease of repair and looks. Sometimes a manafacturer will take a racing sled,that for a while has been used strictly for racing, put a crusing interior in it and call it a cruiser..!.well anyway...I think I''ve made my point.And when I''m on a boat,I want to FEEL like I''m on a boat and not in a living room.

Dennis

P.S. And the Sabre 38 Mk. I? You won''t loose a penny at resale time.
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Dennis, you really like the sabre 38 mkII. Is that what you have? If not why don''t you buy one?
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Casey1004- back to the original question. I put a deposit down. Got a base price on a 2003 of 124K, in the water, ready to go, on the east coast. In addition Catalina is covering the 1st 5K of options. ETA May. Have no clue if that is a deal or a rip, I did find it impressive, maybe I impress easily.
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Now that I have logged about 100 ours sailing the Catalina 350, I can quite honestly say that this ship is far from a "marina queen". The boat is fast, responsive, and loves a stiff breeze. It does have good visability from the helm. (I usually sit on the lee side anyway with just two fingers on the helm). When at dock, she has a lot of livability and provides a nice cozy living environment.

Folks.. yes the boat shows well. She is impressive to look at at the dealership. The nicest feature of the Catalina 350 is to sail one. Just so you know.. I sold C&C, J/Boat and Cape Dory and Owned a Lapworth designed Cal.

The $124,00 price you were quoted is good. Mine came in at about $128,000 with a $112,00 base price prior to freight and so forth.
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