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Old 18-08-2016, 12:54   #31
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Re: Cruising monohull $65-90k

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$70k USD for a 25 year old, 32ft boat that the OP has to fetch from Greece? If it's such a great deal... Why don't you buy it?

The OP can purchase a very nice Catalina 42 for about the same money, a much larger boat, and he wouldn't need to pay double the going rate for a mooring.

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Old 18-08-2016, 13:07   #32
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Old 18-08-2016, 13:28   #33
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a stinky catalina is not a cat its a catalina a small female cat is a catalina
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Old 18-08-2016, 14:15   #34
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That's not a bad boat. The Ikea or Kmart chairs in the salon would have to go but it's an easy fix.

Catalinas, Hunters et all are great boats but they were made as high value coastal and bay cruisers. Same as a Bennie. Though the Bennie is a little nicer IMHO minus the Ikea feel.

I grew up around Catalina 27's being the gold standard for a bay/coastal cruiser, have a Cat36 in the slip next to us and a Hunter 49 on our "T" pier. Both nice boats and in the right conditions etc ones you could use but not ones designed to go offshore.

One look at hull and deck connections, mast, rig etc shows the differences. My chain plates on the T42 are 3 times the size of the Hunter 49, mast is twice as big around, not even looking at keel and hull design, freeboard etc. I promise that H49 is fast in light wind and would shudder in plus 20 where we are just chilling. My point? There are many boats designed for a market, look at ones designed for your use, they all have a purpose for the owner. I'd never race my boat, it's a fast passage maker but not a racer, else I'd own a J42 or some insane foiled catamaran.
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Re: Cruising monohull $65-90k

I know of a few Hunter 49's that make routine races to Mexico from Florida... to say that your mast is twice as big around is a bit of an exaggeration.... and plenty of Catalinas, Hunters and BENETEAUS out there circumnavigating. Let's not turn this into another one of those threads....
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Re: Cruising monohull $65-90k

There are lots of boats going around the world, my point is that was not the designer/manufacturers intent to market. That was my point, and how are the accommodations in a rough seaway? I am talking about the purpose of the design/build not the quality.

H49 mast - 5.25 inches across, in three bolted sections, lots of cross over rigging. Shows a lot of engineering in it too. My mast is the same height yet, single extrusion at 10.8 inches, bow to stern 9 and 14 respectively. I'd hate to know how much weight penalty I pay in light winds but in the big picture probably not too much.
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A big Hunter can be fine to sail from BVI to Bonaire. But how do you sail back?

I would go for something that goes better to windward, with less slamming.

And BTW something is telling me that a H49 is quite a lot of boat for two - I mean plenty of sail area etc. Not the easiest boat to sail if the weather pipes up. Not much driver protection either.

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