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Have you sailed a cat? If not, you may find that you are taking a large step.
I think a charter and some day sailing aboard cats would be your best first step. Some of it should be in rough water.Hi there folks,iam looking to buy a muilti hull. I was hell bent on a mono hull up till 1 month ok, but the interior size and stability and draft is a winner for me.So iam looking to buy a used 40/42,i don't want a coastal cruiser Here is John Neals list of cats for blue water. Mahina Expedition - Offshore Cruising Instruction I tried to attach just the cat section but no go sorry its at the bottom of the page.My budget is around 200 to 220 so i will be looking at older cats.i wil be living aboard for many years with my girl in the Med and Caribbean and eventually circumnavigation Tahiti ect.The Catana 41/44 is a nice cat 1996/1988 the dagger boards are nice for heavy weather and speed.and the Fountaine pajot 40/42 are nice looking and cheap although they will be x charter??? iam not sure about blue water though.I know there will be a trade of as i will be living aboard and need space but still looking for a cat to be safe of shore.I haved worked on many boats and iam prepared to put it on the hard for a month or so and work on it, engines, top sides, rigging, rudders ect.Your input would be great as you folks have them and know the in's and out's,and the difference between coastal and of shore cats.