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Review of the Catalina 30 by George

Year built 1977  
Location of boat Salem, Ma.  
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 2-4  
Liveaboard? No  
Owner bought the boat in 2007  
If the clock could be turned back, would owner buy again? Yes.  
Gear that's been added No  
Structural or complex improvements No  
The boat's best features Price for this size boat  
Problem areas in terms of design, materials, maintenance, etc. Electrical systems need to be brought up to date so all systems are working. The fresh water pump not working as I write this, the bilge pump for excess water in hull also down right now. I will have work/cost estimate done this week on that work.  
Sailing characterisitcs Not sure how to tell. So far we feel safe on this nice boat. Have had significant wind at times with thunderstorm gusts in New England.  
Motoring characterisitcs A bitch to back up and give it the back-up direction you want out of her. Other than that, just great.  
Liveability Very comfortable  
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