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05-09-2007 11:03 AM
ely
so far so good

Just bought a Moody 42 about 2 months ago. So far so good. Sails very well even with in mast furling. Accomodations are great which is why my wife said, "let's get this one". So we did. There are a bunch of things I don't like but I am a pretty basic sailor with the less is more attitude. This boat certainly has more. Damn, the sinks don't even drain without hitting a button. Fit and finish is good (not as good as my Passport 40) not great.
Another complaint is access to everything. With the monocoque construction, much storage is lost as well access to plumbing, wiring etc.
03-27-2007 10:58 PM
tdw
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Originally Posted by orthomartin
I just bought a 2001 Moody 46. I still own a 2006 Catalina 387 (now for sale) I had been looking for an offshore boat for some time, bought the cat387 for coastal cruising not expecting to find the offshore boat I was looking for that soon after buying the cat. A couple years ago I had sailed a smaller Moody and there is a significant difference between the Catalina and the Moody. Moody is more stable, tracks better, and feels way safer in large seas. Less hull flex and less pounding. Catalina picks up speed faster in light air. I think for coastal cruising the Catalina is a great boat price adjusted but to me the Moody is a big jump up. I have looked long and hard and hope the M-46 turns out to be all I think she will be. Good luck
You'd have to be a hard man to please if she doesn't. Gorgeous boat.
03-27-2007 10:24 PM
bestfriend Congrats ortho, thanks for the info. Have fun with her!
03-27-2007 05:33 PM
orthomartin
I own both

I just bought a 2001 Moody 46. I still own a 2006 Catalina 387 (now for sale) I had been looking for an offshore boat for some time, bought the cat387 for coastal cruising not expecting to find the offshore boat I was looking for that soon after buying the cat. A couple years ago I had sailed a smaller Moody and there is a significant difference between the Catalina and the Moody. Moody is more stable, tracks better, and feels way safer in large seas. Less hull flex and less pounding. Catalina picks up speed faster in light air. I think for coastal cruising the Catalina is a great boat price adjusted but to me the Moody is a big jump up. I have looked long and hard and hope the M-46 turns out to be all I think she will be. Good luck
03-26-2007 07:49 AM
Giulietta Very good boats the Moody...several here..

Also, a member here at sailnet,( Neslsonsmoody), has one, check his photos on the member's gallery.

I can't judge between the Catalina and Moody, but they are very well regarded boats.
03-26-2007 01:36 AM
tdw Paul,
Quite frankly I don't any problems with a deck stepped mast. I've owned two boats with DSM and no complaints from me. Moody's are more of a fast cruiser than some of the obvious competition but they don't make a lot of compromises in order to achieve a good race rating.
03-26-2007 01:22 AM
paulk Catalinas may be "newer" if you compare the same bucks for a Moody, but in five years, the Moody will still look the same, while the Cat will look 8 (if not 10) years older. The CC Moody 40 I saw was a good looking boat. The cockpit was far enough aft to keep it from looking like a trawler, and the overall profile was low enough to be pretty. The after deck was big enough to be useful for handling dinghies, sunbathing, or fishing, without interfering with or messing up the cockpit. The lazarette was big enough to be useful too. If I remember correctly, below, there was a tri-cabin setup with a v-berth forward, a upper & lower berths next to port in their own cabin, with a head opposite. The roomy main salon had comfortable banquettes and swivel chairs, with the galley to port of the companionway ladder. To starboard was the nav station and the passage aft to the master suite, alongside the engine compartment. In the passage aft to the Master suite there was another single berth. The Master suite had good headroom and another head, to port (opposite the passage on the stbd side.) Nice joinery and ample stowage as well. The one drawback (if it is one in your mind) was the mast being deck-stepped. Since the boat had made it transatlantic before I saw it, however, this didn't seem to be too much of an issue. Don't know how they sail, but do the PHRF ratings seem normal for a cruiser?
03-26-2007 12:58 AM
tdw Just so I can avoid CD's wrath that was not to knock the Catalina. Fine boat just that I'd prefer the Moody or the Oyster, even quite frankly over newer Swans.
03-26-2007 12:52 AM
tdw BF,
Catalinas are a bit newer when you compare the bucks with Moody. Cat faster, more your cruiser racer really but if I had to choose for a liveaboard no risk, I'd go Moody for sure.
03-26-2007 12:47 AM
bestfriend The Catalina 400 and the Moody 40 are about the same price. Would you say that the 400 is overpriced too? Shh, I think we have a few hours before CD wakes up.
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