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Old 02-09-2012, 15:51   #1
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Catalina 36 Cruising Vessel Suitability

Hello,

Has anyone cruised a late 1990s Catalina 36 model for any length of time, pehaps the Eastern seaboard, maybe the Carribean?

I know the newer ones are relatively lightly built but are they suitable for not crossing oceans and instead coastal cruising??

Any help, opinions experiences would be appreciated

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Old 02-09-2012, 16:52   #2
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should be lots of threads here and on sailnet on this boat.
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Re: Catalina 36 Cruising Vessel Suitability

Several Catalina 36s have competed in and completed the Transpac.
Survey, upgrade as necessary and go cruising.
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Re: Catalina 36 Cruising Vessel Suitability

Thank you Jimmy P
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Re: Catalina 36 Cruising Vessel Suitability

The Catalina 36 is an excellent design for coastal cruising. That is really exactly what it was designed for. I probably wouldn't plan a circumnavigation in one, but given the right weather window I would not hesitate to take one on the "Highway 65" route to the Caribbean.

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