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post #19 of Old 03-26-2019
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Re: Boat purchase concerns

Wow love the bashing on racers here.
My boat was usually setup safer and better rigged than the cruising boats. Also I overengineered everything on it so that I could push it without breaking it.

I am used to seeing the "cruisers" focus more on the cup holders and stitching on the sail covers, the sails and rigging are usually trashed.
Let us not turn this into a sling fest, it doesn't answer the question.

When is a Catalina 34 ever a race boat? Answer: never.

The bonuses you'll likely get if the boat was raced, is rigging will be setup for crew efficiency, you'll likely have decent sails, but the creature comforts might well have been removed, or at least stripped clear of the boat.

MINI MOO, a 1983 Wavelength 24 - she's a fast cow!
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