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Review of the Catalina Coronado-15 by R Brown

Year built 1975  
Location of boat Seattle  
The boat is sailed on Bays, sounds, or protected salt water  
How the boat is used Day sailing  
Normal wind strength 10-15 knots  
Average size of crew 2-4  
Liveaboard? No  
Owner bought the boat in 0  
If the clock could be turned back, would owner buy again? Yes for the fun of the boat. But Im finding Im sailing alone more and more and stepping the mast is difficult for one person.  
Gear that's been added No performance gear. Bought a trapeze harness because previous owner lost the original.  
Structural or complex improvements None.  
The boat's best features Simple to sail and presents enough challenge for me to develop my skills. Never boring. But then Im not that accomplished of a sailor.  
Problem areas in terms of design, materials, maintenance, etc. These boats are pretty well thought out and I havent really had any problems. But Im not racing or pushing its performance (yet)  
Sailing characterisitcs Easy and controllable, forgiving to a point but still exciting. Few sailing experiences are as rewarding as being on the trapeze or controlling the boat while someone is on the trapeze. Instant satisfaction.  
Motoring characterisitcs no motor but thought about getting a very small HP motor to get me home when sailing in the less occupied parts of the Puget Sound.  
Liveability one or two person day sailer  
The owner's experience in dealing with Hunter (if any) NA  
The owner's experience with the boat dealer or broker, if any NA  
Other comments I bought my boat in 2015 to fulfill a promise to myself that I made in 1975 when I first sailed one of these small boats. I read about a 70 year old grandmother who would sail one with her 8 year old grand daughter at week end club races. So Im hoping to grow old with this boat.  

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