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Join Date: Jun 2007
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Re: Beginner section
That must make my boat the Corvair... sporty, but not made anymore, relatively common, with a lousy reputation, but the owners love them. Perhaps more fair might be firebird, in that they look fast, but really aren't a "sport boat."
Back on topic... Most of the Catalina boats will be easy to find, decent in quality, inexpensive to purchase and own, and still a good boat to sail. It's hard to go wrong with, some of the big selling model used Catalinas ie: 22, 25, 27, 250, 270, 30, 34, and 36.
And like was said before, I think the Catalina 22 hands down holds the Corolla comparison... It wasn't a terrific design, nor particularly good at ANYTHING, but was good enough at MOST things to make most people happy, while still coming in at a price point where people couldn't complain much. Like the Corolla, it's really hard to pick on it, because 10k owners are hard to argue with. Similar goes with the Catalina 25.
"Rum Line" a 1982, S2 7.9 - Production boat limit tester, blue-water bucket owner, with wine taste on a beer budget.