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Old 04-02-2013, 00:49   #166
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We recently bought this Catana 411 for 35K from an estate sale........Engines have 100 hrs. and she is cleaning up nicely.

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Excellent find WeBeGone! Just what I am after.
Why are so many of these deals in the NW?
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Excellent find WeBeGone! Just what I am after.
Why are so many of these deals in the NW?
Theory: Many of these smaller/older catamaran styles are originating from northern europe, and appeal mainly to people from that background - i.e. people living in the northwest.

As interest grows in Caribbean and Gulf cruising in Catamarans, these older boats will be gradually making their way into that region as lower-priced alternatives to the traditional high-priced Caribbean catamaran cruisers.
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We recently bought this Catana 411 for 35K from an estate sale........Engines have 100 hrs. and she is cleaning up nicely.
WOW! It's looks great in the photos.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:22   #170
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Great find!. Worth 200k. ArtM I have to disagree. FWIW Catanas have always been produced in the south of France on the Med. They weren't specifically designed or built for those conditions in the PNW but they can handle it fine. I attribute the find to the the high population density and crappy weather in the PNW. But mostly being in the right place at the right time and good luck.
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It was all about luck....We have been looking for a long time, and this boat just kinda found us....Must be the Law of Attraction at work.

The PNW has a habit of turning things green very quickly, but then it comes off pretty easy as well.

In the Lazerette we found a brand new West Marine inflatable and a brand new Mercury outboard that has never even had gas in it.

Those are the before pics, we will post some new ones as she is looking MUCH better now.
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OK, OK, there is no need to rub it in!

BTW, did you read the issues of Cantanas built in 98?
Catana 411 for Family Cruising?
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Moon Dog is officially for sale asking $13,500. 45' Jim Brown designed for his long time friend and cartoonist of his construction book, Jo Hudson. photo series can be seen at yacht world.com type in Jim brown. epoxy construction with con heart old growth redwood for framing, light and strong. the only other RF 45 built was Bamboo which was well known in Sausalito in the 80's at Zack's and Puerto Vallarta in the 90's. Bamboo died a slow death in Nuevo Vallarta destroyed by the port captain. Moon Dog is rare example of an unusual tri. I was a partner in the 80's and know her well. Mast can be raised, engine can be started, rot can be cut out and replaced. great liveaboard here in SF bay area. RF stands for rather funky which is exactly what makes this boat so special. Jim Brown would love to know that Moon Dog sails on. call Kirby 707-252- 8011 to see her here in Napa. Been trying to do this on my IPad, finally figured out how to do photos of my 40'
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Old 04-02-2013, 16:53   #175
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Theory: Many of these smaller/older catamaran styles are originating from northern europe, and appeal mainly to people from that background - i.e. people living in the northwest.

As interest grows in Caribbean and Gulf cruising in Catamarans, these older boats will be gradually making their way into that region as lower-priced alternatives to the traditional high-priced Caribbean catamaran cruisers.
A Catana 411 is small and old? I guess we live in totally different worlds!
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I'll give you twice what you paid for it :-) (Seriously)
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I'll do better. Wanna make $65,000?
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OK, OK, there is no need to rub it in!

BTW, did you read the issues of Cantanas built in 98?
Catana 411 for Family Cruising?


Please don't think this is a free ride......This boat so far has taken a LOT of work......but it is paying off.

Yes, I have read about the 98 Catana issues on this forum and it didn't appear to be a widespread problem. This is a '94, before the 'change', and I have found no such issues.

As with Real Estate, there are GREAT deals out there, but most people don't put the effort into finding them, and many are turned back by 1st impressions.

For folks like us, elbow grease can pay off big time.
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Please don't think this is a free ride......This boat so far has taken a LOT of work......but it is paying off.

Yes, I have read about the 98 Catana issues on this forum and it didn't appear to be a widespread problem. This is a '94, before the 'change', and I have found no such issues.

As with Real Estate, there are GREAT deals out there, but most people don't put the effort into finding them, and many are turned back by 1st impressions.

For folks like us, elbow grease can pay off big time.
was it not even advertised at all? don't get me wrong, i am really happy for you but honestly i would have bought it with our credit cards on the spot.

but this is australia, smaller pool, i'm certainly not waiting for any deal like that ... unless i change continents... hmmm !
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Here's a neat little 29'. Not a project but a very interesting boat.
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