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Catalina 25 @ Florida Keys

Hello all! I'm about to purchase a 1982 Catalina 25 lead keel for use in the FL Keys and eventually the Bahamas. It comes with a Main, a regular jib and a 150 Genoa.

I wanted to open this up for any opinions, advice, etc regarding this boat.

I appreciate any input and Happy Sailing!
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Do you plan to have the boat surveyed?
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Do you plan to have the boat surveyed?
I've been considering it. Sadly, cost is a factor, although I realize NOT having it surveyed could cost much more in the long run.

My problem is that it's a unique opportunity to get a boat that we otherwise could not afford right now. Hesitation could put me a year further away from boat ownership.

How much does a survey cost, more or less?
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I've been considering it. Sadly, cost is a factor, although I realize NOT having it surveyed could cost much more in the long run.

My problem is that it's a unique opportunity to get a boat that we otherwise could not afford right now. Hesitation could put me a year further away from boat ownership.

How much does a survey cost, more or less?
Depending on experience and knowledge of the surveyor, anywhere from $15-25 per foot plus the cost to haul the boat. if you plan to have the boat insured, no insurance company will touch it without a survey report.

Do not bypass either the survey or insurance. You can't afford not to.
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Unfortunately the haul and survey would have driven the boat to the point of being unaffordable at the moment. I did the best I could based on the suggestions here and a few other places (especially the Catalina forums).

Fortunately, I was also able to track down the owner prior to the person I bought from, and he was able to give me some pointers as well. While only time will tell, I don't think there are any showstoppers.

Now to hunt for insurance!
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Now to hunt for insurance!
Hate to tell you, but no reputable insurance company will touch it without a survey.
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Just got insured by Geico this morning with photos and attestation only... do they count?
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Geico is a decent company. I'm really surprised they would insure without a survey, more like shocked.
Glad you were able to get coverage.
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