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    New to Catalina 18

    If anyone is from the area, what do you think about a wing keel in the Chesapeake? I was looking for a fin keel Catalina (Capri) 18 because people say fins are much easier to get off of a soft grounding than a wing. (Assuming that a hard grounding is equally bad for both!) So I am looking for a...
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    New to Catalina 18

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    New to Catalina 18

    RustyV - this is awesome - thanks! That would be a perfect spot of me - I am in metro DC area. What is their deal for moving the boat from the parking spot down to the water? Do you have to use your own vehicle or do they provide a tow tractor/vehicle? I only have a RAV4, so my towing capacity...
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    Fin or wing?

    Hi All - I am looking for a Capri 18. Here's what I am puzzled by. The wikipedia entry says: "The boat has a draft of 2.33 ft (0.71 m) with the standard wing keel fitted or 2.00 ft (0.61 m) with fin keel." The implication of many of these threads is that fins come with deeper draft than do...
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    New to Catalina 18

    @shemandr - thanks again. Very helpful info. Appreciate not being surprised by some of these things. I expect that I may just have to buy new - I don't want to be traipsing all over to try to find a trailer.
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    New to Catalina 18

    @shemandr - thanks. So, I am guessing from your post that it is much more expensive to register new? I bet it is hard to find a used trailer in good shape. Suggestions on that?
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    New to Catalina 18

    @sail sfbay - thanks for the rapid reply! So this tow tractor thing is new to me. So that would be something I have to ask about at the marina when I am looking for a place?
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    New to Catalina 18

    I hope this post is relevant and appropriate for the forum - please let me know if not. I am looking to buy a Catalina 18. I live near the Chesapeake. My idea is that I would like to have it on a trailer at a marina where I could leave it parked at the marina, rigged, such that I could drive...