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I am considering buying one of 3 older boats for off shore cruising. Pearson 365, Cal 39, and Catalina 38.
Dose anyone have an opinion on which one they would buy to cruise offshore with, and why ?
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Isn't all sailing done offshore?
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Isn't all sailing done offshore?
Lets hope so, or we all have the wrong boats! we would need land yachts! vs water yachts!

The Catalina IMHO is #3, then not sure if the pearson or cal would get the #1 or 2 choice. The Cal 40 is a known good offshore boat, not sure how close or far the 39 is for the same purpose.

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So, first reply is Pearson 365 and Cal 39 are tied and rated higher for, blue water, transcontinental, passages, than the Catalina 38. I would agree , the Catalina is the lighter weight of the three.

Would other members be so kind as to submit your opinions on this matter.
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I think the Pearson 365 would be far kinder and easier to handle than the Cal 39. If you've read Liz Clark's blog about s/v Swell... you'd know that the motion on the Cals isn't the kindest, since they were primarily designed as racing boats, not cruisers.
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So out of the 3 boats the members preferences now for intercontinental cruising is, First , Pearson 365, Second Cal 39, Third Catalina 38.
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I don't think I'd choose any of them for an ocean crossing.
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Personally, I'd go with an HR Rasmus 35.
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Personally, I'd go with an HR Rasmus 35.
Or Pretorian 35 of a number of other boats that would suit the purpose and are likely available in the same price range.
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