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Old 26-04-2012, 18:09   #1
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catalina 400 MK1

I am considering purchasing a Catalina 400. The MK1's are less expensive but I do not like the rubber feeling to the dual steering wheels. The MK11's have dual cables and feel much tighter. Is it possible to modify the MK1's to have dual cable steering? If so, is it a difficult job and are the parts available?
The second part of the MK1 versus the MK11 is the engine. I have had a Yanmar in the past and loved it but have never had a Westerbeke. The MK1's have the Westerbeke and the MK11's have the Yanmar. What has been the group's experience with the Westerbeke?
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Old 26-04-2012, 20:27   #2
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Re: catalina 400 MK1

Well, I can't tell you about the MK1. I CAN tell you good friends have a MKII, and honestly, it's about the nicest 40' coastal cruiser you could ask for. Just a great all 'round boat.
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