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Re: 19 foot Oday for crusing
I think your quandary here is two fold, you are wanting a sailboat you can trailer to different locations and one you will not outgrow. I purchased a 1976 Catalina 22 last year moving up from Gale Force 20 that only had a cuddy cabin. The pros of the Catalina were she was trailerable, had a swing keel, was a very versatile boat I could sail in many locations and she did sail well if I didn't take her out in unreasonable weather. The cons were low head room in cabin, although the pop top was a nice feature while anchored and she had the dreaded Catalina soft deck which I think was more of a result of the previous owner and his lack of performance of any type of seasonal maintenance. I sold her last month after finding a Bayliner Buccaneer 21 with standing headroom in the cabin. Short answer to your question is I think you will outgrow a Cat 22, or any boat that size, if you are looking to use as you stated for extended periods of time. You may want to look in the 25 to 27 foot range where you'll find larger cabins with full head, galley and sleeping area while still trailerable.
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