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Review of the Catalina 30 by John

Year built 1986  
Location of boat Grand lake OK  
The boat is sailed on Lakes  
How the boat is used Day sailing  
Normal wind strength 10-15 knots  
Average size of crew 2-4  
Liveaboard? No  
Owner bought the boat in 1995  
If the clock could be turned back, would owner buy again? YES, She has been great boat  
Gear that's been added Air cond.  
Structural or complex improvements no the boat was well taken care of except for the bright work, I did have to redo a lot of the wiring, do to some prev. additions were not up to code  
The boat's best features a lot of boat for your money, great support from Catalina, great room for a 30, and a easy boat to sail solo  
Problem areas in terms of design, materials, maintenance, etc. I keep up with the maintenance and care of the boat, No real problems so far, just normal wear and tear,  
Sailing characterisitcs I have a tall rig and I it helps in the light conditions, The M25 engine has been reliable  
Motoring characterisitcs The M25 has enough power for my lake, for a 86 has low time 335 hours,  
Liveability For my wife and I plenty of room for overnite or weekend, the air condition was a must due to little air flow in our marina  
The owner's experience in dealing with Hunter (if any) I used Catalina customer service rep. a couple of times on question about the boat and parts, Catalina was always helpfull  
The owner's experience with the boat dealer or broker, if any Bought it from a broker, very helpful  
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