Decisions Decisions - Help me pick the right 1st sailboat! - Page 4 - SailNet Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #31 of 35 Old 06-21-2011
s/v Ilya
 
arknoah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Southern Maryland
Posts: 230
Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 5
 
Have you had any more progress on a boat purchase?


F. J.

Ilya's Adventures:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


____________________________
And straight on 'til morning
arknoah is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #32 of 35 Old 06-21-2011 Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: VA - VA/TN line
Posts: 53
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
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.
aimcat is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #33 of 35 Old 06-22-2011
s/v Ilya
 
arknoah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Southern Maryland
Posts: 230
Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 5
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by aimcat View Post
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.

Ilya's Adventures:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


____________________________
And straight on 'til morning
arknoah is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #34 of 35 Old 06-22-2011 Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: VA - VA/TN line
Posts: 53
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Great - well I bought her so no turning back now!
aimcat is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #35 of 35 Old 06-22-2011
Just another Moderator
 
Faster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 16,382
Thanks: 101
Thanked 304 Times in 294 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Quote:
Originally Posted by aimcat View Post
Great - well I bought her so no turning back now!
Good... decision made. Now comes the fun part. Enjoy!

Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Faster is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LA Decisions... serenity4u2 Living Aboard 22 02-13-2011 04:31 AM
Help, I need a pick-me-up... josrulz Boat Review and Purchase Forum 15 10-07-2008 09:04 PM
Decisions, Decisions ... Looking For Opinions SNagy Boat Review and Purchase Forum 25 08-12-2008 09:32 AM
Two boats: decisions, decisions... Boasun Boat Review and Purchase Forum 16 11-11-2007 01:09 AM
decisions, decisions grommet Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12 12-27-2004 05:46 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome