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Old 05-05-2014, 12:41   #1
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Buying a Catalina

I'm looking at a 1990 Catalina 30. Does anyone have any thought, or experience with this boat?

I'm looking for a cruiser for the Texas coast.

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Old 05-05-2014, 12:54   #2
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Re: Buying a Catalina

If you do a search for Catalina 30 on the site, there are about 30 threads on the boat going over its strengths and weaknesses.

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Old 05-05-2014, 13:32   #3
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And quite a few of us own one if you have any specific questions. But since it's the largest production run of any keelboat (over 6500 made) there's plenty of info on the internet about it. Heck, the wikipedia article has pretty good info.
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Old 05-05-2014, 16:20   #4
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There's a great yahoo group with tons of pertinent info. Every question I've asked was answered in minutes.
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Old 05-05-2014, 17:07   #5
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Re: Buying a Catalina

I have moved on to another boat, but I've got nothing but love for my '85 C30. As stated above, tons of info out there for any questions you might have.
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