Catalina Owner Reviews

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Review of the Catalina 28mkII by Dave Brower

Year built 1998  
Location of boat Newport Beach, CA  
The boat is sailed on Open ocean  
How the boat is used Weekends and longer  
Normal wind strength less than 10 knots  
Average size of crew 2-4  
Liveaboard? No  
Owner bought the boat in 1998  
If the clock could be turned back, would owner buy again? Yes for the size and the price this boat can not be beat.  
Gear that's been added  
Structural or complex improvements  
The boat's best features The interior size is excellent for a 28 footer.  
Problem areas in terms of design, materials, maintenance, etc. I have had several minor problems with the Universal disel  
Sailing characterisitcs Excellent performance in 6 knots of wind and more below 6 knots performance leaves something to be desired  
Motoring characterisitcs Excellent very few boats under 38ft can keep up  
Liveability Very good only thing need more pot and pan storage if you like to cook a lot  
The owner's experience in dealing with Hunter (if any)  
The owner's experience with the boat dealer or broker, if any Very good experiance with H & S yachts in So. Cal. would deal with them again  
Other comments Can not beat this boat for the money  

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