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Hunter 260- Dodge Calibre of sailboats.
Westerly Centaur- the Rover SD1 of sailboats
So what is our Ranger 28? We know she's not quite a Cadillac.

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So, does that make my Allmand an Edsal?

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There are plenty of bright shiny new sailors who post questions in all areas of this forum. One tip: When a question comes up, google it with a limit to site:sailnet.com. Then you will be up to speed on what has been talked about in the past.

A common advice for new sailors is to start with a smaller boat. You will learn a lot faster. However, you will need to temper this with you and your gf's willingness to get wet!
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So what is our Ranger 28? We know she's not quite a Cadillac.
I think it's some sort of Ford, my Catalina is usually a GMC, mine's got leather and it's "beamy" so maybe a Buick.

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I think my Catalina 22 is a moped.

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So what is our Ranger 28? We know she's not quite a Cadillac.
Cadillacs aren't Cadillacs anymore, either.

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I'm thinking my Bristol is a Rambler, good and strong, but they don't make them any more. Rambler (automobile) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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I think a Catalina 30 would be a good choice . Especially for a first boat , with the Catalina club and factory support .What could go wrong ? Well a lot of stuff , so get a good survey . How much money are you talking about ? Down here there are a lot of Cats. to choose from . Most have wheel steering and are fitted out nice , like lots of canvas and a good dodger . You want a good dodger what ever boat you get . Electronics are nice to get with a used boat but for starters at least try to get a auto pilot and gps . Good luck keep SailNet posted !
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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.
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