Some great advice and information on this site. We're hoping to have "Galatea" (our 'new' 2004 C42) in Annapolis
by this Wed (8/21) and, possibly in her slip in Rock Hall by the weekend. I am cautiously optimistic of that scenario.
We weren't seeking a race
boat. We just love
sailing and being on the Bay. My Skipper
and I both are very excited and feel we've made the right decision for us. Can't wait to get her home, cleaned up, share her with friends and explore the Bay.
We ended up with the 3-cabin, pullman forward layout. As many have said, all 4 of the layouts have their advantages. When we found this boat, it had everything (and more!) we wanted on the boat so went with the 3 cabin
. Plus we often have more than one couple aboard (a single
buddy who sails
with us frequently) and the 3rd cabin
helps keeps his mess out of the main salon!
It also 'seems' the pullman forward layout has more storage
than the centerline queen layout. The bonus is the forward head
... doesn't much matter to me to have a 'large' head
, but think I'm gonna like this one.
The only drawback as I can see it right now... there's only ~2 months left in the sailing season here on the Chesapeake Bay
Good thing we teach skiing in the winter so we'll be somewhat distracted for the 4 months she'll be out of the water!
Hopefully we'll have the opportunity to meet up with some of you Chesapeake Bay Catalina
owners at some point!!