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Old 03-02-2010, 17:31   #1
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90s Catanas and Delamination?

Hi Everyone - first post here.

I'm shopping for a catamaran to live on for a few years while I sail it across an ocean or two. 41' Catanas seem to be the only production cats in my price range with daggerboards that are over 40'.

I see a lot of 1995 models on the market... the first one I called about apparently has pretty bad osmotic delamination and blistering. Is this a common problem on mid-90s catanas? Seems like if 1 is delaminating after 15 years, they all would.

Also, are there any ideas for building some shelter around the helm? I've read some criticism that the exposed cockpit makes them bad cruisers.

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Any used boat designed and constructed with coring material would have to be carefully examined. Some owners are meticulous with regular schedules of rebedding any hardware on the boat.... and others are not.
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