- 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