So I currently own a columbia
28, aka the brick on/in the water
. don't get me wrong, I like this boat, the brick portion is a plus in my book
but I'm seriously considering upgrading to a catalina 30
due to liveability as i live on her. (the 28 is very cramped with my textbooks ...) As I'm a new sailor (though lots of boat experience) is there any real downside to upping to the catalina
? I'll be mostly singlehanding
, quick coastal outings as school
permits, though summertime will be a lot of sailing around San Francisco
. Both have the atom bomb 4, so no difference there, and both are fin keeled, etc. Mostly, I'm concerned about a quick change in weather
, and the catalina
not handling coastal seas as well for someone new to sailing. I know the columbia
handles 8' - 10' seas easily, just won't have the time to seriously trial the catalina before purchase
(stupid midterms). so any imput would be great. I either need to figure out how to make the columbia work (which is questionable) or upgrade. I'm looking at Catalina's so when I get a big girl boat, the resale will be easy.
Thanks all !