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Originally Posted by MtHopeBay
We just bought a Catalina 27. I believe it's hull 1071, a 1974 model. We bought from someone we know, a fellow yacht club member reducing the number of boats they have to take care of. I'm extatic to move up a little bit in size from our Balboa 24 and well pleased with the condition of the boat. It's an outboard model which has its plusses and minuses and we'll put our 15 HP Honda on it if it will fit.
We tried to sail yesterday but got rain and no wind. The current was wicked too. I'm sure I'll have no issue with how she'll sail anyway. The Catalina 27 is a well known boat.
I looked at joining the C27/270.org group but they wanted money. What's up with that? I think I can get all the help and advice I need right here.
Well, I can't vouch for the C27 group, but you should find out what they offer for that membership fee. I know it will include the quarterly Mainsheet Magazine which has articles from the various Catalina Fleets with all sorts of maintenance and upgrade articles. For my 3 year membership in the C36 organization I got a CD that includes manuals for the boat, engine and many common systems on the boat along with many years of the articles from Mainsheet.
There is a ton of boat specific stuff I get from the C36IA, but you are correct that you can get a ton of great advice here at Sailnet, sometimes even from folks that own the same model boat.
BTW congrats on the new boat, and I'm jealous that you've already got sailing weather where you are.
s/v Palmetto Moon
1991 Catalina 36