Catalina Owner Reviews

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Review of the Catalina 250 by Jim (Chief) Cash

Year built 1998  
Location of boat Bodega Bay summer/fall  
The boat is sailed on Open ocean  
How the boat is used Multi-week coastal cruising  
Normal wind strength 16-22 knots  
Average size of crew 2-4  
Liveaboard? No  
Owner bought the boat in 2013  
If the clock could be turned back, would owner buy again? Yes  
Gear that's been added Solar,batteries,dinghy/motor,autohelm,9.8hp electric start Tohatsu,interior has AC/DC,inverter,TV,Microwave, el.heater, pot,el.skillet,fans,LED\'s.  
Structural or complex improvements  
The boat's best features Large bunk and ample interior room  
Problem areas in terms of design, materials, maintenance, etc.  
Sailing characterisitcs Not particularly fast but a good ride.  
Motoring characterisitcs Doesn\'t readily accomodate a 10hp motor and must be steered by rudder.  
Liveability Very accomodating, and wife and I have lived on her for several weeks at a time.  
The owner's experience in dealing with Hunter (if any)  
The owner's experience with the boat dealer or broker, if any  
Other comments Appear to be quality well made sailboats and likely more seaworthy than most boats of its size.  

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