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Old 30-11-2015, 00:01   #1
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First yacht - Catalina 28

As much as I've been a power boater all my boating life I've enjoyed dinghy sailing and really enjoy the thrill of the wind powering us along. Recently I find myself looking at yachts and even taken a few short sails on a 35ft catamaran. Reality is that I'm not in that league but I very much enjoy sailing, especially in-shore coastal sailing. I suppose the best way to see if it's something that I will stick with is to commit to boat ownership. I've been looking at a mid-1990's Catalina 28 with wing keel. Any feedback comments on these little "cruisers" would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 30-11-2015, 15:25   #2
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Re: First yacht - Catalina 28

After 35 years of power I made the switch 3 months ago. The advantages of a sailboat in cost alone make any disadvantages negligible. I just returned from a four day trip to the Keys. I used $18 in fuel instead of $600 plus.

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Old 30-11-2015, 15:33   #3
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Re: First yacht - Catalina 28

Here's a recent discussion

Looking at a Catalina 28-2, 1997 - SailNet Community
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