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Review of the Catalina 30 by Alain Desrosiers

Year built 1982  
Location of boat Ste-Anne-des-Monts, St-lawrence gulf  
The boat is sailed on Open ocean  
How the boat is used Weekends and longer  
Normal wind strength 16-22 knots  
Average size of crew 2-4  
Liveaboard? No  
Owner bought the boat in 2006  
If the clock could be turned back, would owner buy again? Oh, yes. I never regret my bought  
Gear that's been added A new profurl c320, webasto 2000 air heater,  
Structural or complex improvements No  
The boat's best features handling well in 20-25knt and formed sea.  
Problem areas in terms of design, materials, maintenance, etc. Leaky window  
Sailing characterisitcs  
Motoring characterisitcs The 5411 is not the most powerfull but he make the job. No problem whit this motor.  
Liveability The boat is large enough for two persons for 4-5 weeks. 4 persons for a weekend it's ok.  
The owner's experience in dealing with Hunter (if any)  
The owner's experience with the boat dealer or broker, if any  
Other comments This boat is the best thing, i have purchase for me i my wife (she said). It's a good boat whit is quality and is default. Here, i am the only owner of a C30. My friends are surprise of is capability. I'm a French-Canadian and i don't write very well in english. Excuse for the fault.  

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