Catalina Owner Reviews

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Review of the Catalina 28mkII by Stuart Bourne

Year built 1999  
Location of boat Queensland Australia  
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 2011  
If the clock could be turned back, would owner buy again? For sure, love it  
Gear that's been added Bimini, spray dodger, TV, GPS.  
Structural or complex improvements No  
The boat's best features Great quality, well built and great design. Ideal for the family or sailing solo. Great size for family coastal cruising and overnighting on the islands of the Queensland coast. Big wide cockpit and easy to handle solo.  
Problem areas in terms of design, materials, maintenance, etc. Had to replace the head and a few small leaks from the hatches in heavy weather and rain.  
Sailing characterisitcs 0-5 knots = stay home. 5- 10 knots = Boring. 10-15 knots = now we're cruising. 15-20 knots = fun. 20-25 knots = exciting. 25-30 and over = reef the main and hang on waahoooo.....awesome  
Motoring characterisitcs Good, cruises at 5.5kts at 1900 rpm  
Liveability Excellent for it's size. Everything you need for short trips and comfortable too.  
The owner's experience in dealing with Hunter (if any)  
The owner's experience with the boat dealer or broker, if any  
Other comments Great boat, love it. I called her MOJO for good reason, she gets my mojo going. Well done Catalina we love your boats down under as well.  

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