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Hello everyone! I'm in the process of buying my first sailboat, a Catalina 25. I will be primarily sailing the FL keys, although eventually I would like to take her to the Bahamas.

I have been a hand on a similar sailboat twice, and I have done a lot of reading, but that is the extent of my sailing knowledge.

I would appreciate any advice you could give to me - tips, suggested reading, etc.

Thank you all and Happy Sailing!
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That's the same boat I sailed last year.
Congratulations, have fun.

When motoring in chop have everyone get in the back of the boat.
Holds the stern down and keeps the prop in the water better.

Reef the first time you go out.
Make sure you can do it easily. If not figure it out.
Boat does ok in 25 knots but you have to reef it otherwise it will be no fun.
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Congrats! You've chosen an excellent sailing vessel.

Okay, I'm a little biased.

Come join us: Catalina 25 Association

Introduce yourself, join the Association, start asking anything/everything you need to.


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Congrats! You've chosen an excellent sailing vessel.

Okay, I'm a little biased.

Come join us: Catalina 25 Association

Introduce yourself, join the Association, start asking anything/everything you need to.
Thank you! I will cretainly join!

Hey, I noticed you have an 82, which is what I will shortly have! Any notes, thoughts, things to look out for?
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Oh man, that's a loaded question with a TON of answers. Come on over to the Association forum, post up introducing yourself.

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ever sailboat i've seen has certain advantages and a like number of disavantages,it seems you just can't have one without the other
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ever sailboat i've seen has certain advantages and a like number of disavantages,it seems you just can't have one without the other
Not true; Cal 28 only has one disavantage it's not a Cal 40 other than that it's perfect!!...Dale

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sail it,enjoy it, see you on the water.
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Hey again. Since this post I have purchase Catalina 25, Hull 3358.

WOOHOO!!!!
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Congrats! Make sure you register your boat over at the Association. You can pin it on a map too.


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