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Sailing characteristics ?

So, in you folks opinion, how would you describe the sailing characteristics of a 33 or 36 hunter vs a Catalina such as a 31 or 35.5. Yes just got back from Annapolis.

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Re: Sailing characteristics ?

Beige.
Yes I think the characteristics would be beige.
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Beige.
Yes I think the characteristics would be beige.
That is classic.
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Beige.
Yes I think the characteristics would be beige.
Leaning more toward tan or yellow?
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Re: Sailing characteristics ?

I don't know squat about Hunters but I sail a Catalina 310. It is wide at the beam, has a wing keel, actually points fairly well, but doesn't like dead down wind with waves following.

I think your question is really way too broad to get a better answer than that.

Annapolis was fun, lots of pretty boats, lots of less than pretty.
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Re: Sailing characteristics ?

I would say it is like sailing a bathtub vs sailing a barge....

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Re: Sailing characteristics ?

Funny comments, but a bit harsh! Yes these are beamy coastal cruisers which will not perform like a more race oriented boat. That said, skip the roller furling main and opt for the deep keel and the Catalinas will be decent performers.
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So, in you folks opinion, how would you describe the sailing characteristics of a 33 or 36 hunter vs a Catalina such as a 31 or 35.5. Yes just got back from Annapolis.

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Why don't you ask the brokers to take you out for a spin so you can tell us?
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Re: Sailing characteristics ?

Yes, Bob Perry is the man. But still, the OP deserved a better answer. This isn't the same as someone who comes in asking "I want to sail. What boat should I buy?" He's seen a few of the current production sailboats at the boat show, hasn't sailed them, and is asking for info and impressions from those who have or who know.
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Re: Sailing characteristics ?

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Yes, Bob Perry is the man. But still, the OP deserved a better answer.
True, and true. And I won't be the one to do that. However, more specificity from the OP would tend to breed more specificity from the responders. For example how would the Hunter 36-2 deep keel (HUNTER 36-2 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com
) compare to the Catalina 35.5 deep keel (Yachts and boats for sale - Catalina Yachts) in terms of motion in a rough seaway, and ultimate survivabilty in a storm?
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