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Re: Catalina 22 or 25?

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Having a 25, I am just concerned that it may be too much boat for me to handle. Does anyone see that as a concern? I just don't want to get 25 and then not be comfortable sailing it.
I went from a C18 (1,500#) to the C25 (4,550#) and worried in the weeks before launch that it was too much boat.

After I docked it twice, it was no big deal.

It's big; but not so big you can't manhandle it or move it with paddle.

Well, a big paddle!
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Re: Catalina 22 or 25?

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I went from a C18 (1,500#) to the C25 (4,550#) and worried in the weeks before launch that it was too much boat.

After I docked it twice, it was no big deal.

It's big; but not so big you can't manhandle it or move it with paddle.

Well, a big paddle!
Hehe...pretty much the same concerns I have right now in the couple weeks before we splash our 7.9 for the first time...almost exactly the same displacement difference too. Glad to know that it isn't too bad!
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Re: Catalina 22 or 25?

I think after considering everything, that a 22 will probably suite my needs best. With that said, I understand that there was a design change sometime in the mid 80's. Is there any significant differences between the boats produced before/after the design change?
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Re: Catalina 22 or 25?

On the newer boats they sealed off the lockers under the cockpit seats from the cabin so gas fumes wont get in, and they moved the galley. Not sure what else. Mine came with the slide out galley and I just took it out and got rid of it. A nice cooler and a magma grill will work much better. Our galley was old and horrible.

I think for lake sailing you will be very happy with the Cat22 . We love ours.

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Re: Catalina 22 or 25?

I'm not an expert on the C22, but I've owned three Catalinas.

The fuel locker change happened in the late '70s for the C25; since it was a huge safety issue, I can't imagine that the C22 didn't get the same fix at about the same time.

In the mid '80s every Catalina went from MkI to MkII. Well, most of them. I know the C22, C25 & C30 did. The C18 was never a MkI, it was born with the MkII features.

The MkII includes (but is not limited to):

More angular shape to the lights, no rounded corners
No aluminum trim rings around the lights
A more aggressive non-skid pattern (little pyramids instead of a criss-cross pattern)
Life lines with 2 rows of wire (maybe not all boats)

That should be enough for you to recognize a MkII vs. a MkI. There were many more changes to the individual boats, some of them significant.

Don't be afraid of a MkI; they were (and some still are) fine boats. Catalina Direct still has tons of parts for fixes and upgrades. In fact, CD is one of the big reasons to buy a Catalina.

If you can wait a year, there will be a C25 for sale close to me.

Very close to me.

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