Hey, don't knock it 'till you've tried it.
Cruisingdad is doing just fine in an almost identical model Catalina 400. In six months he's made it to another state already.
Just think how easy it is to grill from that poop deck!
What tha...!?? Argh! Stabbed in the back by me first mate!!!!
That, my fellow Sailnetters, is the accumulation of many years of reading sailnet. The owner has been a long time reader here and designed his boat accordingly. Next to install is a HD Radar, an tradional radar, a digital radar, two bbqs, a solar stick, a solar array with 1800 watts (just in case the solar stick fails to produce as advertised), 12 4'ds, a fractional rig, a mast head rig, all wiring to port is crimped, all wiring to starboard is soldered, all wiring in the middle is wire nutted, a life raft that won't flip over, a life raft that does flip over but can be righted, a life raft that flips over but cannot righted (for our multihull owners), a bulldog kennel (advanced degrees offered), a wing keel, a fin keel, a full keel (and should I mention no keel in case you live in S Florida or going to the Bahamas), a fridge with Dry ice, Farr racing qualities, and Captain Speedo at the helm (also known as Pollard).
Mix it all together, and that is what you get. The finished boat will splash any day. Grab a drink and double your dock lines.
PS As this old sailor told me just the other day: 'It don't matter what you do... as long as you do it in style!'