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Greeting from Arizona

My name is Greg and am a proud new owner of a 1987 Catalina 22. I purchased her a couple of months back with the thought that she would be a good "training boat" for my intended live-aboard in a couple of years. I figured that it would be much better to gain sailing skills and typical maintaining experience on a boat like this versus a $200k cruiser. And so far I was correct. The Catalina is very different than the Hobie Cats or dinghies I grew up with, and have really enjoyed getting her out on the water.

Anyway, I am new to this forum and am hoping to learn from you seasoned sailors out there.
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Old Catalina's are great boats, you will have a lot of fun.
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Welcome. Sounds like you're well on your way. Have fun and we look forward to seeing you down here on your $200k cruiser.

"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
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I love my Catalina 22. Projects are $500 instead of $5,000 and you can learn just how hard some stuff is. For instance, when I get a bigger boat I am for sure hiring someone to do bottom sanding and painting....

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when I get a bigger boat I am for sure hiring someone to do bottom sanding and painting....
I've been there for about ten years now and I wish I'd done it 30 years earlier!

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