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Re: Cat 25

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Can you stand up in a cat 27?
Yes, if you are not 6' tall.
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Yes, if you are not 6' tall.
That sucks. I'm 6'1"

Time to stop looking on the Internet and start looking in person.
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Re: Cat 25

Afew things to think about. First, the cat 25 is a great little day sailer. For weekends it is going to definetely going to be like camping....and not a big camper! The 27 offers you more room, and the 30 will actually be comfortable. You are right, time to actually get into some boats, with your SO along, and see what will work for you. If she does not like the 25 you won't use it, and if you don't use it you didn't save anything by buying the economical boat.

In your other thread you talk about slips or moorings. Not sure where you are planning on keeping the boat, but the real question will end up being whether either is available where you want it. The days of the long lists to get into slips are still not behind us. If you are in northern Mi. some of those lists are 2-5 years, and moorings availability is few and far between.

You may want to do some checking in the area and get on the lists if you are serious. If they call and you say no you just move down the list. I was on some lists for 3 years in GT Bay before I bought my boat, and still had to find a more expensive option till I cleared a list.
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Re: Cat 25

I have found a spot and they have moorings. Does a smaller boat list over more then a bigger boat?
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Re: Cat 25

List? You mean heel? The short answer is, no.
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I have found a spot and they have moorings. Does a smaller boat list over more then a bigger boat?
Good for you then. Not sure what your question is though?
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Re: Cat 25

Yes heel.
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Re: Cat 25

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Yes heel.
Did not know if you were talking about smaller boats having a waiting list that was shorter.


As to heel, aC25 will be more tender, but how you sail it determines how much it heels. Depowering the main sheet or traveler will control the heel.
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Re: Cat 25

The catalina 25 is is a fantastic overnighting boat. Setup and configuration 2-3 times a year is easy enough to keep it from being daunting, and can be a very stable boat to sail, and pretty forgiving...

As for "aren't they all about the same." Where to start...
The Capri 25 (my Catalina 25), there is NO headroom, it looks like a pregnant J 24, it's light years faster (than the regular catalina 25, Hunter 25.5, and even the Catalina 27), and very sprightly... The downside? there is NO headroom (just enough to sit up)... just a sink and a porta pottie are the standard on the boat. It'd be like TENT camping whereas the Catalina 25 is more like trailer pop-up camping, or small RV trailer.

Each brand has it's loyal followers... but I strongly suggest before you buy a Catalina 25, you dig through the archives (and sign up for free) over at the Catalina 25 association. Catalina - Capri - 25s International Association

Truth in advertising (and I am not advertising mind you as I get NOTHING out of doing this, and the association is a not for profit), I am the Catalina Capri 25 Mainsheet Technical Editor.
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Re: Cat 25

Just for reference, the 27 is also trailerable. I think you mentioned that you don't really have a strong tow vehicle; if you're paying someone anyway, the difference in cost is likely to be nominal. And there are professional boat movers who will move it for you if you don't want/can't find a trailer.

Once you've owned one for a while, there are significant differences between a Hunter 25, C25, C250, Capri 25, H25.5, S2 7x/8x, O'Day 25, etc. As you're just starting out, will you see/understand/appreciate them? Maybe not. But, for example, the C25 has a "pop-top" that converts the majority of the settee area of the cabin into standing headroom while you're at the mooring (don't want to use it under way unless you want to lose a finger or get a concussion). When closed, though, at 5'10" I had to slouch/hunch over.
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