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A boat to avoid?????? Catalina 27

Thank you so much for the replies....I am new at sailing and have been reading so much my eyes are a fixed red. The real learning I have been experiencing is our weekend trips out on the Coast of MS....it''s been exciting to say the least.
We were looking at some Cat 27''s for ocean voyaging because of the wing keel. Less hassle I suppose. Lightning Struck (our boat) has a 4.3 ft keel.

We started building a Tiki 30 Catamaran but I love the way Lightning Struck(Grampian 26)heels over as the wind fills her sails. We could modify our Grampian to be more sea worthy but wanted to check other options also. At present time on 26ft G. we are looking at making the cockpit smaller and shortning the cabin door. But haven''t closed the door looking at other boats....Within four years time come hell or high waters we will live aboard and cut the dock lines for good. My future husband has experience sailing and got his start on the water by sea kayaking from Florida to the Bahama''s and Dominican Republic.... He has alot to teach me and I love every minute of it!

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Becky
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Becky-

A wing keel is not my first choice for ocean voyaging. Although they have a comparatively shoal draft and do sail better than boats with shoal draft that lack wings, wing keels give up a lot of performance to conventional fin keel boats. Wing keels also have a quicker motion through a larger roll angle, since the lack the dampening affects, and higher moment of inertia of a deeper fin keel.

While wing keels allow you to get into shallower water when upright, they often have more draft when heeled than a deeper fin. Beyond that once aground they are substantially harder to free (especially in sand or mud).

I would suggest that neither the Grampian 26 nor the Catalina 27 are the kind of boat on which to "live aboard and cut the dock lines for good" and that your efforts might be better aimed at more suitable craft.

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Thanks Jeff for the info. I may be opening a door to alot of different options but I was wondering if you (or anyone) can give me a clue as to what is a sea worthy boat that has crossed oceans?
As I said in previous posting, we haven''t closed doors to other options such as, instead of modifying Grampian but to sell her and invest in different vessel.

(think I should do some more reading...oivey...got some visine?)

Thanks for your time,

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Have come upon a Sol 18 catamaran on a trailer at a modest price. Does anyone know who made these? When? Sailing characterisitcs? Are they still made? An active racing class?
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Wildpony you might want to check out this site.
http://www.johnsboatstuff.com/default.htm
I have found it to have a usefull amount of inf. on Bluewater boats. I am sure that it will give you more things to think about.
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