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    first trip to Catalina

    Great story
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    Just starting out....am I thinking right?

    I started with a Coronado 15 then to a Catalina 18 for 11 years and on to Catalina 250. I got to say it hurt to sell the C 18 wk . If I decide to downsize I will definitely go back the C 18. They have a very active owners group which is always good. Sails like a much bigger boat
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    Making a mast for a sabot

    Finally almost finished, about 90% complete. I used a hand rail for mast and boom. Not sure how to rig it properly, there seems to be many variations of the same theme as you can see by the pic. I kind of threw it together but next spring I will find out if it all works . Anyway a rigging...
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    Making a mast for a sabot

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    Making a mast for a sabot

    Good point I might end up doing that
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    Making a mast for a sabot

    Have you ever heard of someone using a hand rail for a mast . They are almost cut to size already. Keep in mind this is a garage sale boat
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    HI you mentioned you had Sabot plans My email is paul2625@gmail.com

    HI you mentioned you had Sabot plans My email is paul2625@gmail.com
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    Making a mast for a sabot

    Well that brings another question. Does anyone have some plans for building a mast and instructions on how to rig it ? By the way the diameter of the hole it fits into is not 2" but about 1 7/8
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    Making a mast for a sabot

    2 inches
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    Making a mast for a sabot

    I have a sabot with no mast... don’t ask. I was thinking of trying to make one from a gin pole from a Catalina 30 , it extends to about 12 ‘. And it’s about the right diameter and I do have the sail. Has anyone attempted something similar ?
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    Is the C-18 the Right boat for me?

    It’s called the Master Commander option
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    Is the C-18 the Right boat for me?

    Makes you wonder what the design engineer had in mind
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    Is the C-18 the Right boat for me?

    Here is another opinion from someone who is strictly a daysailer and never sleeps or camps overnight but I've owned a 2004 for 11 years and if I upgrade to a bigger boat I won't sell this one. Keep in mind this is just my opinion and I'm no expert The positive / Things I like about the boat...
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    Longer rudder

    This boat can't get the rail in the water without rounding up first
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    Longer rudder

    That makes sense . The hull shape has to make a difference .This is a wing keel . I must say that at the point it rounds up the wind is usually around 18 to 22. I've been paying more attention to sail trim and that makes a big difference . I might be making too big an issue . I was out a...