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Old 01-07-2011, 12:20   #1
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Catalina 30' CE Cert 'A'

Catalina models certified in compliance with CE category "A" include:
Catalina 30
Catalina 310
Catalina 320
Catalina 34 mkII
Catalina 350
Catalina 36mkII
Catalina 387
Catalina 400
Catalina 42mkII
Catalina 470

My query to all esteemed sailors is
1. How many variants/models of Catalina 30 ft are there?
2. What I understand is there are more than one. Do all of them (in 30 ft category) will be CE certified as A, i.e. Ocean going, or only selected model? Then which one?
3. And if others are not then for what reasons they don't qualify? What modifications can be done on terms of rigging and tankage etc to make them pass.

Please take some time off and answer my queries please so that I can stop chasing the mouse in my brains.

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Old 08-07-2011, 16:11   #2
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Re: Catalina 30 ft CE Cert 'A'

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Catalina models certified in compliance with CE category "A" include:
Catalina 30
Catalina 310
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My query to all esteemed sailors is
1. How many variants/models of Catalina 30 ft are there?
2. What I understand is there are more than one. Do all of them (in 30 ft category) will be CE certified as A, i.e. Ocean going, or only selected model? Then which one?
3. And if others are not then for what reasons they don't qualify? What modifications can be done on terms of rigging and tankage etc to make them pass.
I'm no expert, but I do own a Catalina 30, so I'll take a whack.

There are three generations of the actual "Catalina 30" being the Mark 1, Mark 2, and Mark 3. I own a Mark 1, so I can only really give you real world experience on that model.

The Catalina 30 was replaced by the 309, which was itself replaced by the 310.

I can't comment on the seaworthiness of any of them beyond my 1984 Mark 1. It's a great boat if you like coastal cruising within range of responsive help. I've had mine out in weather that's made me pucker, but that's more a reflection on me and less on the boat. I wouldn't take mine offshore, and I'm all but positive it doesn't have a rating. If it does, that's a solid indicator that ratings mean nothing...

There was a couple that years ago did Mexico and the Pacific in theirs, but they pretty much rebuilt the thing prior and changed everything. They're hocking a book about it now.

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Re: Catalina 30 ft CE Cert 'A'

You know their names? I'd love to keep my eye out for their book
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Re: Catalina 30 ft CE Cert 'A'

I am embarrassed to admit that I don't know the scales and certifications you mention. Maybe I shouldn't take mine out to the ocean
My Catalina 30 is also 1984 and we went together through some weather with no serious problems, but I wished sometimes to be in heavier boat built for the ocean.
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Actually, the 309 and 310 are very different boats. I don't think one replaced the other.
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