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Topic Review (Newest First)
01-09-2014 02:22 PM
Meriachee
Re: Looking for a Catalina 270 detailed review

I suspected that it was commentary against old data. A year is a long time to be looking for a pocket cruiser.
01-09-2014 01:53 PM
chuck53
Re: Looking for a Catalina 270 detailed review

Quote:
Originally Posted by Meriachee View Post
mmazour,

How did you make out with the 270? We have a Yahoo group Catalina270 and I'm sure you can find somebody there who owns one. Those of us who own 270s are relatively few and far between, and the reason these guys with the 27s and 28s know about us is that they only ever see the transom.


Cheers
Gary
THe OP posted last summer that he bought a Precision 28.
01-09-2014 11:19 AM
Meriachee
Re: Looking for a Catalina 270 detailed review

mmazour,

How did you make out with the 270? We have a Yahoo group Catalina270 and I'm sure you can find somebody there who owns one. Those of us who own 270s are relatively few and far between, and the reason these guys with the 27s and 28s know about us is that they only ever see the transom.

You should be able to find a 1995 or so model in the upper 20s, and probably add 5-8 with a decent trailer. My trailer was adequate, but that's all, and I've pretty much rebuilt it.

Cheers
Gary
12-17-2013 02:27 AM
Meriachee
Re: Looking for a Catalina 270 detailed review

A little late to the party (as usual). We have a 270, 1993, and trailer it. Lots of question on the net about doing this type of thing, and lots of replies from folk.
Lots of Google engineers out there too.
The 270, on a triple axle trailer with at least a 3/4ton diesel is just fine. Yes it's a wide load. Yes we have a mast raising system, and a removable breakaway battery box, and tongue extender, and it all works like a charm.
The first versions did not.
07-26-2013 01:09 PM
prskier17
Re: Looking for a Catalina 270 detailed review

Quote:
Originally Posted by deltaten View Post
Sailboatdata lists beam onna 270 at 9.83' Ya know yer gonna need a pro w/a BIG trailer and an oversize permit, doncha??

just sayin'
Paul
Yep.... but I'm not planning to trailer unless it's a one-time delivery for a boat that's not already on the body of water I'm planning to rent a slip at. However.... the ability to put on a trailer and tow a very short distance for lower cost winter storage could be attractive but I would need to crunch the numbers. My current vehicle is rated to tow 7000 lbs max so I would definitely not use it to tow this boat unless it was only a mile or two. I do appreciate the insight though, thanks!
07-26-2013 01:02 PM
SHNOOL
Re: Looking for a Catalina 270 detailed review

I am 9'2" wide with my 25 footer. You do need an oversize permit to move, but huge trailer? Eh... if it doesn't require a gooseneck or 5th wheel, it's a baby trailer.

The 270 isn't impossible to do the same. Wouldn't want to do it often, but twice a year would be OK.

You don't get tricky moving the boats until they hit say 13 feet wide (escort vehicle etc necessary).
07-26-2013 12:52 PM
deltaten
Re: Looking for a Catalina 270 detailed review

Sailboatdata lists beam onna 270 at 9.83' Ya know yer gonna need a pro w/a BIG trailer and an oversize permit, doncha??

just sayin'
Paul
07-26-2013 11:31 AM
prskier17
Re: Looking for a Catalina 270 detailed review

Cool, thanks for the reply... I'll check it out.

Chris
07-26-2013 11:19 AM
mmazour
Re: Looking for a Catalina 270 detailed review

No I wound up buying a 1994 Precision 28. Very happy with it. See http://www.sailnet.com/forums/boat-r...sion-28-a.html
07-26-2013 10:49 AM
prskier17
Re: Looking for a Catalina 270 detailed review

I realize this thread is getting old... but I came across it looking for Catalina 270 info. I tried to send a PM to the original poster but I just joined sailnet and can't PM....

My wife and I are in the early research phase of purchasing our first sailboat. We have a 15 month old and another on the way so it will probably be 2 - 3 years... hopefully enough time to save enough for a decent family cruiser. We intend to sail and slip on Lake Pepin which is a very wide 22 mile stretch of the Mississippi river on the MN/WI border. We had been dreaming of something like a Beneteau 311 or a Catalina 30 or 320 but they are 45k-60k. I came across the Cataline 270 yesterday semi-locally looking on Craigslist of all places. It's a 1996 for around 25k. We have similar requirements as you: diesel, pedestal, sugar scoop. Did you eventually purchase a 270? If so, how do you like it? I crew with a local club and found out yesterday there is a 270 there so I'm hoping to find out who owns it and get a closer look. Anyway, if you have any thoughts or experience on the 270 or any other boat that fits the bill it'd be great to hear from you!

Thanks,
Chris
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