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I bought a new boat!

I did it! I bought a new (to me) boat. A 1991 Catalina 28. I've been thinking of upgrading for a few years now, but I've been holding off for one reason or another (I couldn't decide what kind of boat I wanted, my wife didn't really want to cruise, I didn't want to spend the money, yada yada yada).

Last year, I decided that the Catalina 28 was a boat I really liked and wanted; it checked off all the boxes for me: big enough to be comfortable for a weekend (or longer) cruise, small enough to easily single-hand; walk-through transom. So I started looking out for available examples on Yachtworld and Sailboatlistings. But everything that came up was too far for me to casually go take a look, and/or it was about twice what I wanted to spend.

Then, a few weeks ago, one popped up on Sailboatlistings, located not 45 minutes from my house. The photos showed a very clean, well maintained boat. And the asking price was very reasonable. So I went to see her and lo and behold, the photos were accurate, the owner was a good guy, and I left there thinking, "why not?" The clincher was when my father, a notably frugal man, said to me "if not now, when?" I made an offer, we dickered a bit, then agreed on a price. We had the survey today: no major problems except the engine needed a new water pump, which we negotiated back into the price.

I cannot wait for the spring.
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Re: I bought a new boat!

Congratulations. I hope the relationship is a long and pleasant one.

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Re: I bought a new boat!

Congrats mstern , now you have to change your about me page , haha . Pictures ?

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Re: I bought a new boat!

Forgot the pictures! Here's the link to the listing with a few good pictures

https://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/75322

And I just updated my profile!

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Good for you. Use it in good health and I hope it brings you many pleasant memories. Mine sure has... 33 years of them!

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That's great! I love the Catalina 28. My wife and I spent five days on one and it was great!

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Re: I bought a new boat!

Because we all buy things for the new girl , what you thinking . I'm thinking dodger .

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Re: I bought a new boat!

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Because we all buy things for the new girl , what you thinking . I'm thinking dodger .
Imo, unless you are sailing in crappy weather the dodger is just not needed or appreciated.
Mine has been stored below since being on the boat.
It destroys the view.
Plus they aint cheap
Buy rum....
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I personally like a dodger. At any rate ... great boat!! Fair winds and following seas.
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