- Mar 11, 2014
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Finally someone else using this boat the same way I do! For a small platform its hard to image something better suited. I also purchased a demo model (hull #26 / sail #36[?]) with less than 50 hrs on the diesel. A great way to get a good deal on an almost new boat.Just wanted to say how glad I am to find this forum. Thought I was the only one who discovered this fine boat. I've owned hull #20 for nearly 5 years, purchased as a demo from the Catalina dealer in Annapolis. I've been sailing with it on the Chesapeake south of Annapolis -- out of Herrington Harbor and now Flag Harbor -- ever since. Only 84 hours on the engine after 5 seasons but sail 12-20 times per year. I do not have a spinnaker and do not race. I bought the boat as far superior platform for my wife, son, and his gaggle of friends on which to daysail vs. my Compac 23. I've read a number of comments about how the 275 is not fast. Let me say that compared to my Compac 23 it is a lighting bolt!
Once my son gets old enough to help me handle the spin I'll probably buy one and try to explore the outer limits of speed on the boat. Meanwhile, we're quite content to zip across the Bay to the James Islands, anchor, swim, snack, listen to music, and sail back. I get some good father/son groups aboard sometimes, as indicated by the one pic I've attached.
Hope to run into some of you sometime.
If your looking for shade You should consider installing one of these aft of the main sheet so you can stay in the shade even when sailing... In case your interested I ordered it here: Sailboat Bimini Top Stainless Steel - OceansouthTjuliar how does that umbrella work out? -
Sorry the late response. I own Cloud Nine, which here in Annapolis, has a PHRF rating of 171 for random course racing (not W/L). My ORR rating is 711.1. Note, the post above is not correct, faster boats get a lower ORR rating, not higher. Revolution, who I race against occasionally, has a PHRF rating of 162 (rated faster that Cloud Nine) and a ORR rating of 712.5 (rated slower than Cloud Nine). Over the last 3 years racing under ORR, it seems to be a fairer system than PHRF, especially since it assigns different ratings to boats depending on the wind speed. As a side note, I am certain that a PHRF rating of 171 is too low for my boat (furling 106 dacron jib with suncover, folding prop, fin keel). I contested my previous rating of 162 two years ago to arrive at my current rating, which is still way to low, but I don't plan to contest it again.For those sailing in areas with ORR or ORR-EZ handicap systems the news is not good. ORR is a measured system. It looks like PHRF of 180 is more favorable than ORR. The higher the number the faster the rating. Pretty interesting. A CS30 rates in the 140s. Wavelength-165. Pearson 30- 174. Yikes!
Cloud Nine Catalina 275 Sport Fin 106.0% Asym-CL 0.762 20.4 28.5 Revolution Cs 30 Fin 150.0% Both-PL 0.763 11.8 14.8 Terroir Bristol 35.5 CB CB 155.0% Asym-CL 0.758 7.6 10.0 Harrier CS 30 Fin 154.5% - 0.749 9.1 9.1 Synapse Jeanneau 389 Wing 130.0% Asym-CL 0.754 13.2 17.4 Death Star J/24 One Design Fin 150.0% Sym-PL 0.737 17.7 21.2 Another Dubious Decision Wavelength 24 Fin 152.6% Sym-PL 0.762 22.3 26.6 Heyday Pearson 30 Fin 155.0% Sym-PL 0.744 8.9 10.8
Congrats and welcome aboard. Fair winds!Hi everyone, I just purchased a pre-loved 275 from the original owner in Brisbane (Australia). My wife and I raced sailboards back in the 80s/90s and we've always wanted to get a yacht. Being restricted in travel we decided now is the perfect time and thought the 275 looked perfect to get started. When we committed to the purchase our plan was to get an experienced sailor to bring it to us in Coffs Harbour, but the border closure between Qld and NSW put an end to that, so we had to do it ourselves. The journey was approx 240nm and took a few weeks. It's been a very steep learning curve but we now have the boat safely in our local marina. We decided not to sail at night and therefore had to do 3 coastal bar crossings which were quite stressful. The close encounters along the way with whales, dolphins and other marine life was just magical. We should have done this years ago. Our neighbour took the photo below as we sailed into Coffs Harbour.
I already have a list of things I want to do to improve the boat, so look forward to learning from you experts
Hi Boxing Roo, that's a nice looking boat. I saw your boat in the review that Jessica Watson did on boatadvice.com.au, which ultimately convinced us to buy one. There is also another C275 headed your way. We spent a few nights in Manly marina on the way down to Coffs and noticed a very nice red C275 (named Cinamon) that had apparently been sold to someone from Sydney but they were trying to work out how to get it across the border.Finally someone else using this boat the same way I do! For a small platform its hard to image something better suited. I also purchased a demo model (hull #26 / sail #36[?]) with less than 50 hrs on the diesel. A great way to get a good deal on an almost new boat.
If you & kid ever find yourself in Sydney (albeit won't be anytime soon) drop me a line.
G'day dleckenby, great to read your coast passage to Coffs aboard 'Last Tango' went well. Any coastal/offshore passage is satisfying to complete so to deliver your own boat home behind that southern break wall would have been a satisfying result. Well done Mate.Hi Boxing Roo, that's a nice looking boat. I saw your boat in the review that Jessica Watson did on boatadvice.com.au, which ultimately convinced us to buy one. There is also another C275 headed your way. We spent a few nights in Manly marina on the way down to Coffs and noticed a very nice red C275 (named Cinamon) that had apparently been sold to someone from Sydney but they were trying to work out how to get it across the border.