Catalina Owner Reviews

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Review of the Catalina 28 by Rob Moffat

Year built 1996  
Location of boat Rocky Fork Lake, OH  
The boat is sailed on Lakes  
How the boat is used Weekends and longer  
Normal wind strength 10-15 knots  
Average size of crew 6  
Liveaboard? No  
Owner bought the boat in 2004  
If the clock could be turned back, would owner buy again? Yes, it's the perfect boat for Kathy and I and we got it at a great price  
Gear that's been added No  
Structural or complex improvements No  
The boat's best features It's a very forgiving boat, handles very well, give you that "big boat" feel.  
Problem areas in terms of design, materials, maintenance, etc. No problems to speak of  
Sailing characterisitcs Points very well.  
Motoring characterisitcs No "prop-walk" to speak of, must be the three blade prop.  
Liveability We went from a Potter 19 to this boat, still amazed at the room, very liveable for two.  
The owner's experience in dealing with Hunter (if any) our experiences with Catalina customer service have been great.  
The owner's experience with the boat dealer or broker, if any We bought the boat through Strictly Sail in Cincinnati, they are an outstanding group of folks.  
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