Std Mast, Bowsprit

Discussion in 'Catalina 30' started by Dogwap, Mar 25, 2019. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Dogwap

    Dogwap

    Joined Mar 25, 2019
    2 posts, 0 likes
    Catalina C30
    Barbara Ann US Long Beach
    Hey guys, my first post here...

    I'm looking to buy a C30 for club racing (50%), day sailing (40%), and heading to the local islands (10%). Many years, and several boats ago, I had a 1980 C30 and loved it.

    I sail out of Long Beach and San Pedro where summer afternoons typically see 15-20 knts.

    In those conditions, I remember weather helm being a bit of an issue with the C30.

    Back in the day, there was a C30 named Rosenante, with a standard mast and bowsprit that just kicked butt. I always thought this configuration made good sense because it moved the CE forward without adding too much sail area.

    But I haven't seen a C30 with this config since.

    What are you're thoughts on the standard mast-bowsprit configuration?

    Any other things I should consider when looking for a C30 to race?

    Thanks,
     


  2. weekendrken

    weekendrken

    Joined May 7, 2011
    137 posts, 21 likes
    Catalina 30
    3573 US Lake Norman


  3. Dogwap

    Dogwap

    Joined Mar 25, 2019
    2 posts, 0 likes
    Catalina C30
    Barbara Ann US Long Beach
    Thanks for the tip Ken, just joined there too.
    Edit: I tried to post on that forum, but either new topics are not allowed by new members, or I simply couldn't figure how to do it. So I'm relying you guys for some advice
     


    Last edited: Mar 25, 2019
  4. weekendrken

    weekendrken

    Joined May 7, 2011
    137 posts, 21 likes
    Catalina 30
    3573 US Lake Norman
    The first message posted by a new member is moderated (but there is no pending messages.)
    You can post by signing in and starting a new topic (see left sidebar):
    https://groups.io/g/Catalina30/topics

    Or by sending a new clean email (subject being your new topic) from your io account email address to
    catalina30@groups.io
    (I unmoderated you so you are already cleared for take-off and landing)

    ken
     




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