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Hello from Brooklyn

Hi everyone, long time reader but I just recently registered upon purchasing my first boat, a Catalina 25! I sailed for years on Lake Ontario on J24s and decided after two summers of living in New York and trying to bum rides off of rich hedge fund managers it was time to just get my own boat. I found an awesome marina on City Island in the Bronx that had a Cat 25 in amazing condition. The previous owner treated it very well and made some nice upgrades including an automatic gear box for the engine (awesome), replacing the jib with a genoa (ready for everything!) and a new jabsco head (great because I am a girl).

I'm docked at Worlds Fair in Queens which, from reading this site, a lot of members think is hilariously ghetto haha.

I've sailed for many years but this is my first experience with the maintenance part of sailing so please excuse my ridiculous future noob question
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Re: Hello from Brooklyn

Welcome to Sailnut HaleyF!

No, I would not describe the World's Fair Marina in Queens as exactly scenic. I could spit on your boat if on the jets leaving LGA did not have windows. They'd probably throw me off the plane anyway, but that is another story.

Congrats on your new C25'. There are a couple of versions of the C25, which one did you buy?

There is good sailing in the LI Sound the further west you go. Used to keep our boat at Steppingstone marina in Kings Point. Now we are just above the Tappan Zee on the Hudson.
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The airplanes and sewage treatment plant are just part of the charm

I have the fin keel version with a tall rig. I really like it so far. It handles really well and is pretty zippy. I haven't gone past Sands Point yet, but I will!
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Re: Hello from Brooklyn

Please don't forget Riker's Island and the prison barge they used to keep in the East River. Many sights to see along that area.
I've even set foot on North Brother Island as a guest of NYC Parks dept.
Your version of the C25' should deliver the best performance from the boat compared to the other versions.
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