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Old 26-05-2018, 10:10   #1
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Catalina 36 , Niagara 35?

Hi guys , I need some insights and help with my choice.
First about 1990 Catalina 36 in very good condition( from pictures provided -(I didn't see her yet )- how about sailing, overall quality experience of this boat ?
It is any comparison versus 1982 Niagara 35 with good survey. Only fresh water(from Montreal). I saw the boat 2 weeks ago and looks very good for the age and priced fairly right. Only the problem of bringing the boat from Montreal to Newburgh NY) I never sailed that way). Catalina is local boat more expensive of course is 8 years younger.
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Old 26-05-2018, 10:23   #2
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Re: Catalina 36 , Niagara 35?

Two very different boats. The Catalina 36 has a very long history and a superb support website from its Owners Association: www.c36ia.org. You'll never have to reinvent the wheel. The Niagara is a venerable model, IIRC, Good Old Boat magazine did a writeup many years ago about it. Interiors are different, don't know if the Niagara has a website or whether the boat has an aft cabin. Younger boat are always good. But condition, condition, condition. The engines in C36s are usually Universals, they're just Kubota tractor engines with good parts availability. Don't know what's in the Niagara. Good luck.
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That C36 link may not work, try this one


https://www.catalina36.org/forum/tec...ipstick-length
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