Join Date: May 2002
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Re: New to sailing, pick for me
Congrats on the Catalina. Welcome to the club. I just finished my first season with my new to me Catalina 28, after about twenty years with an Oday 23. I also considered the Catalina 27, but decided to go with the newer model 28. Regardless, the 27 is a great boat; it is only two feet longer than the Catalina 25, but almost twice as big, if you know what I mean. Good choice!
I've joined the International Catalina 28 Association, and it has been a wealth of information. Sailnet is a great place (as you have found already), but C28 Association (which is a Yahoo Users Group) is a way to get fast, accurate and really specialized info on YOUR boat. I strongly recommend that you find the equivalent for the 27.