Catalina Owner Reviews

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Review of the Catalina 28mkII by Casey Brennan

Year built 1998  
Location of boat Coronado CA  
The boat is sailed on Bays, sounds, or protected salt water  
How the boat is used Weekends and longer  
Normal wind strength 10-15 knots  
Average size of crew solo  
Liveaboard? No  
Owner bought the boat in 2001  
If the clock could be turned back, would owner buy again? Yes! Great boat for the money. Lots of features more commonly found on larger yachts. Easy and fun to sail.  
Gear that's been added  
Structural or complex improvements  
The boat's best features The best features of this boat are the rigging design. All lines lead aft and are easily tended making the boat a pleasure for the single handed sailor.  
Problem areas in terms of design, materials, maintenance, etc. The bow hatch catches the jib sheets and the pedistal leaks.  
Sailing characterisitcs Points very well on a close reach.  
Motoring characterisitcs  
Liveability Very comfortable over all. Short on storage space but isn't every boat? Hot & cold pressure water systems make those weekend trips much more comfortable and enjoyable. Large and comfortable double berth under the cockpit.  
The owner's experience in dealing with Hunter (if any)  
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