I'm brand new here and very interested in buying
a 1982 38' Catalina
S&S Shoal Draft
in great shape. It's lived in freshwater in Dallas but I would haul it to the Gulf at Corpus Christi. I can find almost NO info about this 4'-11" shoal draft
(its not even a wing keel) and I'm concerned about why there are so few of these that seem to exist. Virtually all the 38 Catalinas from that era are the 6'-9" fin keels. Does anyone have experience on the coast with one of these Shoal Draft versions? The current
owners have taken amazing care of their freshwater boat and it sails
nicely on their lake, but I need to be certain it'll perform in the Gulf. Any thoughts appreciated, thanks.