Originally Posted by Jack Tar
Catalina 27 swing keel
. It has enough room for a few weeks cruising. It's swing keel
will keep you out of trouble in shallow water
and if you want to go from A to B in a hurry you can trailer it. It will also give you a chance to sail inland lakes.
The 27 or the 25... the same boat except for the cockpit
.. you probably get more bang for the buck in a Catalina
. easy to handle and cheep to maintain, very little wood, and the swing keel means shalow water
They're a good looking boat and the resale is good enough that if you spend your money
wisely, you'll probably get most if not all of it back when you either move up or move out..