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I see you moved up to the Cat 24!
You mean the C-34.
THe C34 owners website is fantastic. If you can't find answers there regarding 34's, you don't need to know. They were incredibly helpful both while searching for a 34 and helping me out after I found and bought one.
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AACK!! Got me. Yes. the C-34!
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Catalina 30s aren't the fastest boats (she has some hips on her), but they are comfortable.

One thing we look at in boats is system accessibility. How easy is it to access the systems we use the most, e.g., engine, plumbing, electric wiring. The one thing John was extremely disappointed in was the wiring. Wires to the mast were inaccessible for the most part as they seemed to be laid between the fg layers. When we recently re-wired (I say "we" loosely as he's the electrician, but I can hand him the right tool like a champ), he ran the wires in a way that made sense and the next owner (potentially one of our nephews or niece) won't grind their teeth down trying to figure it out. Our next boat has the same ease of accessibility and...wires in conduits. That was the final selling point for him.
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Catalina 30s aren't the fastest boats (she has some hips on her), but they are comfortable.
We actually slept 8 on ours one weekend
2 - V-berth
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1 - on floor between dinette and settee.

Tight but we managed just fine.
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We actually slept 8 on ours one weekend
2 - V-berth
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1 - settee
1 - on floor between dinette and settee.

Tight but we managed just fine.
Wow! I hope it was all close family! That's tight!

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Rock Hall's not that far. We'll bring the beer!
While that would be a good idea.... you might get some bonus points with Donna with a nice wine as well.
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Heck, in college we often had twice that many people sleeping in apartments barely bigger than a boat.
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Heck, in college we often had twice that many people sleeping in apartments barely bigger than a boat.
Heck, college kids will do darn near anything! One year, I saw several college kids sleeping in sleeping bags on the docks at Put-In-Bay on Memorial Day weekend, in the rain. They didn't want to miss the party.
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Over the years, the Catalina 30 has had a lot of modifications. If I were getting one for the Chesapeake, I'd look for the tall rig, fin keel model.
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