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Re: 1995 Sabre 362 or Catalina 36MkII 2004

Depends on what you intend to do with it. The Catalina 36 MKII is certainly more comfortable both above and below. I suspect the Catalina is much better in the draft area as they nearly all have a 4'5" wing keel.

Looks like you get the traditional rig on the Sabre and likely a roller furler main on the Catalina 36 MKII. For me, that's a huge plus. If you've never sailed a roller furler main, it's rather nice.

I've looked at quite a few Catalina 36's lately and they seem to wear rather well - especially the interior.
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Re: 1995 Sabre 362 or Catalina 36MkII 2004

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Depends on what you intend to do with it. The Catalina 36 MKII is certainly more comfortable both above and below. I suspect the Catalina is much better in the draft area as they nearly all have a 4'5" wing keel.

Looks like you get the traditional rig on the Sabre and likely a roller furler main on the Catalina 36 MKII. For me, that's a huge plus. If you've never sailed a roller furler main, it's rather nice.

I've looked at quite a few Catalina 36's lately and they seem to wear rather well - especially the interior.
I am not a big fan of in-mast furling for several reasons:

1) When problems arise it is a pain in the but to fix;
2) In-mast furling does not sail well to windward because of sail shape and the absence of battens;
3) I like the KISS principle for easier repairs and less cost.


I should also mention since I have my USCG License I may also provide some charters every once in a while.
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Then my guidance is that you not buy a boat with a roller furler main.
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Re: 1995 Sabre 362 or Catalina 36MkII 2004

Any other comments/suggestions?


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Re: 1995 Sabre 362 or Catalina 36MkII 2004

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Depends on what you intend to do with it. The Catalina 36 MKII is certainly more comfortable both above and below. I suspect the Catalina is much better in the draft area as they nearly all have a 4'5" wing keel.

Looks like you get the traditional rig on the Sabre and likely a roller furler main on the Catalina 36 MKII. For me, that's a huge plus. If you've never sailed a roller furler main, it's rather nice.

I've looked at quite a few Catalina 36's lately and they seem to wear rather well - especially the interior.
Performance-wise, roller-furler mains are inferior.
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Performance-wise, roller-furler mains are inferior.
Yes. I agree roller-furler mains are inferior performance wise. I would like a traditional main with a dutchman system; and an electric halyard winch.


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Re: 1995 Sabre 362 or Catalina 36MkII 2004

No choice here, Sabre all the way. I have sailed both brands and the Sabre just stands out. It will also have a much better resale value when 2 foot-itis kicks in.
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Re: 1995 Sabre 362 or Catalina 36MkII 2004

So which one did you buy?
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