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Caribbean Cruising in a Catalina 36?
OK, this is NOT one of those "Can I go around the world in my Catalina"? questions. I understand it's limits for that purpose. However, I just posted under the "Why not to go cruising" post that I have thought from time to time about retiring to the Caribbean/Bahamas/Florida Keys area and just island hopping around. I have always thought of a PSC 31 as an ideal boat for a singlehander to do this. However, I have owned two Catalina 36's since 1986 and I love the layout for living aboard. After 25 years, I know every inch of the boat, have replaced everything over the years and could take it apart and put it back together again with a screwdriver. So, I was wondering if a shoal draft wing keel Cat 36 would be suitable for cruising the Caribbean/Bahamas/Florida Keys area. Any thoughts?