New to this forum but I have post on SBO several times over the years. I currently have a Cat 22 on Lake Erie. Looking to move up to a larger boat and do a bit more cruising etc.
I have looked at a very nice '86 Cat 27 tall rig. I have looked and sailed on several Cat 27 in the past year. This one has a lot of ammenities like refrigeration electronics
At our marina, a guy has a 83 Newport
28. I've sailed on this boat a couple of times. Last summer this boat never got in the water
. It doesn't have too many extras but seems to be in good shape except for some leaky windows of the type I've fixed before.
I know the Newport
is suppose to sail better, point higher. It has a better Bal/Disp ratio, SA/Disp ratio, D/L ratio. But these are very close.
I'm looked for opinions of the sailing and cruising community. The Cat has the advantage of being ready to sail in comfort right now (except for the fact that it is January) The Newport has a fuel
hose leak and needs a little TLC but is sea worthy.
Thoughts and observations welcomed.