Catalina 400 MKII
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Santa Cruz, California
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Re: In praise of production boats!
Yes, Guitarguy, I think you are on to something. There is a continuum of boats from completely production to one-of. Most production boats fall along that continum. Again, I'm reminded of the Santa Cruz Yachts factory. Lots of production assembly, and also lots of attention to individual details. They turn(ed) out great boats. Like many other production boats, not to everyone's taste; but they have their admirers. You'll notice I'm still using a larger definition of production boats. Took it from a dictionary (well OK, Wikipedia). It just seems appropriate. The term BeneJeneBavaHansHunterLinas, just dosen't fit. It's too restrictive. Tha's just opinion, you can use what you want, as shall I. I'm always open to other ideas, but I am more driven by data (like definitions from dictionaries) than anactodtal opinions. But all that is kind of like arguing about the number of angels on a pin. Using either definition, I'm much more interested in discussing boats.
So, I've discussed the Catalina 400 and the Sydney 38 in previous posts. Have any of you sailed on these boats? By the way, do you have praise for the Santa Cruz Yachts. Merlin is sitting at the boatyard here in Santa Cruz, waiting for it's make-over. Ohhh, that's going to be cool.