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Catalina C27 Tall vs. Std. Rig Fin vs. Wing Keel
As I continue to do research trying to learn as much as I can about the C27. I have come up with a question or curiosity.
Quick background. We will be using it on Lewis and Clark Lake in South Dakota, our previous boat was a S2 7.3 24' had it for a year and I loved it. It is/was the only boat I have ever sailed so I can not make any comparison myself, but everyone I talked up there said it was a great boat that sailed better than most. I am currently boating on the 19' runabout stinkpot.
We are about 2 years from pulling the trigger on one. I have decided on a year range of 1985 - 1989, based on price, market availability and just because...Inboard Diesel, Pedestal Steering.
What are the advantages/reasons for the 4 different configurations:
Catalina C27 Tall Rig Fin
Catalina C27 Tall Rig Wing Keel
Catalina C27 Std. Rig Fin Keel
Catalina C27 Std. Rig Wing Keel
Just looking for preferences, opinions and comparisons.
Oh yeah and when is the C27 going to get its own subforum?