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Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:17 pm

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hello
I would like to buy my first and last sail boat
I'm looking at the catalina 16.5 or the 18

are these good choices and I am on a budget

thanks if anyone can give good advice



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Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:36 am

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What type of sailing do you plan on doing? Day sails where you rig and launch each time? Weekend cruising? Extended trips? Just you? You and another? Many people?

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Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:13 am

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unless you are 95 this probably won't be your last sailboat! Not to say the Catalina is not a good boat because it is and it will last a lifetime. But, regardless of what boat you have you will soon want another boat. Most of us on the forum have had multiple last boats, some even at the same time!!

Anyway, take heed to Dave's questions. The answer to those will determine what boat you are really looking for. Personally, either Catalina would be a good value but would depend on what you want to do with it. Keep in mind the motto of Small Craft Advisor, Small Boats - Big Adventures.



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