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Have you had any more progress on a boat purchase?


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To further complicate things I have now found a 22 Catalina in my price range, that has had a lot done to it and is in great shape! Are these boats better quality? I know they were mass produced like the macgregors which seem to have bad reviews.
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To further complicate things I have now found a 22 Catalina in my price range, that has had a lot done to it and is in great shape! Are these boats better quality? I know they were mass produced like the macgregors which seem to have bad reviews.
I am only a newer MacGregor owner, so I won't open up the can of worms about performance, compromise, etc. However, I've seen that many, many sailors on this forum and others started with Catalina 22s. The comments I've read have said that they are simple, decent boats that aren't particularly expensive, there's great support for them since they're still being produced, and there are lots of ways to connect to other owners through clubs, races, etc.

The only other cruising sailboat I considered before buying my Mac 25 was a Catalina 22, so I believe it to be a good boat especially for a beginner.
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Great - well I bought her so no turning back now!
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Great - well I bought her so no turning back now!
Good... decision made. Now comes the fun part. Enjoy!
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