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Calling all Catalina 275 owners

Nov 21, 2020
2
Catalina 275 Sport Sydney, Australia
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.

Also great mention of your unexpected marine life encounters along the way. Likewise I had a dolphin pod escort aboard 'Sapphire' about 8-9 months ago of the NSW coast. I had previously seen dolphins/porpoises whilst sailing in other parts of the world however only 1-2 at a time beneath the bow and/or jumping out of the water alongside. But this day was different. Without warning at least a dozen popped out on all sides - including little calves - arcing along as I sailed/surfed my way back in towards Sydney ahead of a Nor'easter breaking swell. After a good long 5-10 mins with me whistling and banging with a winch handle against the side of the hull to keep their attention... they eventually peeled away to continue down the coast.

Of course I was on my own that day so every time have told the story since over beers have been made to feel as though a tree might have fallen in the woods ;-)

Thanks for the heads up, once the border reopens will keep an eye out for 'Cinnamon'. Along with 'Ciara' (also on YouTube) she will be third C275 moored on Sydney Harbour.
Hi Boxing Roo,
I am the lucky new owner of 'Cinnamon'. Finally got her down to Sydney (ended up popping her on a truck) and have been enjoying Sydney Harbour in her with some gentle cruising and social racing.

Have her moored at North Harbour.
 
Jul 24, 2018
30
Catalina 275 36 Sydney Harbour
Hi Boxing Roo,
I am the lucky new owner of 'Cinnamon'. Finally got her down to Sydney (ended up popping her on a truck) and have been enjoying Sydney Harbour in her with some gentle cruising and social racing.

Have her moored at North Harbour.
Hi Cycleox,
Congrats with the boat. I'm moored a bit upstream, other side of Gladesville Bridge.
Had a great sail back down from Pittwater yesterday returning from annual haul out in Newport (a fraction cheaper up there [at least that's what I tell myself and better half]).
With Summer a week away you've timed this well. Look forward to seeing you out and about mate!
Cheers
 
Nov 21, 2020
2
Catalina 275 Sport Sydney, Australia
Hi Cycleox,
Congrats with the boat. I'm moored a bit upstream, other side of Gladesville Bridge.
Had a great sail back down from Pittwater yesterday returning from annual haul out in Newport (a fraction cheaper up there [at least that's what I tell myself and better half]).
With Summer a week away you've timed this well. Look forward to seeing you out and about mate!
Cheers
Looked like a nice weekend for coming back down the coast.
I am a member of PAC in Pittwater and was thinking of running up there to do my annual antifoul too - though it would be a DIY job and a first time for me after only owned trailer yachts previously.
 
Mar 11, 2014
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Hi Boxing Roo,
I am the lucky new owner of 'Cinnamon'. Finally got her down to Sydney (ended up popping her on a truck) and have been enjoying Sydney Harbour in her with some gentle cruising and social racing.

Have her moored at North Harbour.
3 275s in one harbor that quite impressive, almost makes a fleet. Its likely the most 275s in one place across the globe... Sail well!
 
Jun 6, 2016
165
Catalina 275 Wilmette, IL
3 275s in one harbor that quite impressive, almost makes a fleet. Its likely the most 275s in one place across the globe...
In 2019, we had three 275s in Wilmette Harbor and all within 250 yards of each other. I still think we have three, just one didn't get dropped in this year. I have a friend that is trying to upgrade his Capri22 to a C275, but it will be at least a few years before a bigger spot opens up (took me 10 years just to get in with a Capri22, 8 more to move up to a 27' slip and another 9 to a 37' slip).
 
May 12, 2020
14
O’Day O’Day 22 Quincy Bay
Hello. While we are not Catalina 275 owners, my wife and I have concluded that we'd like to purchase one. The challenge is that used Catalina 275 sports are very hard to come by. I've searched all the listings and see the same 2 or 3 posted and no others. Does anyone have a suggestion for how to track down a used Catalina 275? I would certainly be willing to ship one to the Boston area where we live.
 
Jun 6, 2016
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Catalina 275 Wilmette, IL
Considering the limited production, I'm not surprised by the limited resale market. Is there a catch with the new one in Texas at a discount? With at least four C275's in my area, give Sail Place in Kenosha a call/email and let Tim know you are interested, in case one goes on the market.
 
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Apr 18, 2020
18
Catalina 275 Sag Harbor
Hi Souellette - I had noticed one for sale out of Coneys Marine, Huntingdon NY. I actually looked at this boat in Sept 2019 and its in great shape and barley used. It was fully equipped and had some fancy nav gear. It think the engine was less than 100 hours. At the time it was at the very top of my budget and I ended up buying a 2015. Given it had already been on the market for a while maybe the owner might be more motivated to sell now :) - if you would like anymore feedback on my trip and eventual purchase of a 275 just let me know. Also you have Codybear on the case, probably one of the worlds authorities on the 275!
 
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May 12, 2020
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O’Day O’Day 22 Quincy Bay
Hi Souellette - I had noticed one for sale out of Coneys Marine, Huntingdon NY. I actually looked at this boat in Sept 2019 and its in great shape and barley used. It was fully equipped and had some fancy nav gear. It think the engine was less than 100 hours. At the time it was at the very top of my budget and I ended up buying a 2015. Given it had already been on the market for a while maybe the owner might be more motivated to sell now :) - if you would like anymore feedback on my trip and eventual purchase of a 275 just let me know. Also you have Codybear on the case, probably one of the worlds authorities on the 275!
Hi Froudy, That's hysterical - My wife and actually went to see the 275 in Huntington, NY earlier this month. We drove almost 4 hours because we needed to see one in the flesh and it was the closest one available. I agree with your comment about the high cost. It's at the top of our budget as well. When you see one like this, it makes you less motivated to put down that kind of money. I'll follow up with Codybear too. Thanks!
 
May 12, 2020
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O’Day O’Day 22 Quincy Bay
Considering the limited production, I'm not surprised by the limited resale market. Is there a catch with the new one in Texas at a discount? With at least four C275's in my area, give Sail Place in Kenosha a call/email and let Tim know you are interested, in case one goes on the market.
I certainly will. Thank you!
 
May 12, 2020
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O’Day O’Day 22 Quincy Bay
Considering the limited production, I'm not surprised by the limited resale market. Is there a catch with the new one in Texas at a discount? With at least four C275's in my area, give Sail Place in Kenosha a call/email and let Tim know you are interested, in case one goes on the market.
I think the Texas listing is a new one at the base price. I've received the new 275 cost spreadsheet and the base price comes in around $70K. However that does not include the sails, engine, etc... If you actually want a new 275 that you can actually use, you are looking at over $100K.
 

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Apr 18, 2020
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Catalina 275 Sag Harbor
Hi Froudy, That's hysterical - My wife and actually went to see the 275 in Huntington, NY earlier this month. We drove almost 4 hours because we needed to see one in the flesh and it was the closest one available. I agree with your comment about the high cost. It's at the top of our budget as well. When you see one like this, it makes you less motivated to put down that kind of money. I'll follow up with Codybear too. Thanks!
Ha - i remember seeing that boat you linked, maybe a month or two after I bought mine. That one was a bargain! Not sure if I have seen anything quite like that in terms of price during my two years of watching this stuff- if you trawl the old pages of this post you will see it has featured! Anyways good luck on your search and if i see anything i will let you know. What I would say is its a wonderful boat! I wanted a day sailer that I could take friends out on. Sunset sails with six adults and some rose work very well :) also when you want to play you can have fun too. I am very happy with my 275. Get the Asym up in 15 knots of wind and its quite the ride!
 
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Jun 6, 2016
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Catalina 275 Wilmette, IL
Having bought new, my knowledge of the used market is very limited. So unfortunately, I may not be able to help out that much. An engineless C275 would certainly explain the Texas price. It's interesting to look at the pictures of the deal that got away and see what other owners do with their C275s. I'm curious as to how the mini-table in the cockpit was mounted. Definitely need a cocktail-hour table for the snacks, which I will probably make something spanning across the cockpit to the benches.
 
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Oct 7, 2020
14
Catalina 275 Sport Grapevine
Having bought new, my knowledge of the used market is very limited. So unfortunately, I may not be able to help out that much. An engineless C275 would certainly explain the Texas price. It's interesting to look at the pictures of the deal that got away and see what other owners do with their C275s. I'm curious as to how the mini-table in the cockpit was mounted. Definitely need a cocktail-hour table for the snacks, which I will probably make something spanning across the cockpit to the benches.
I have the boat in the link now. It still has the NY registration numbers on it. I didn’t buy it from the original owner but think I got a pretty good deal on it. It came with 7 sails and a pretty nice instrument set up. The table and instruments mount on aluminum brackets that pin into holes in the traveler. You can see them in a couple of the pictures on the link. I don’t think I would want to drill holes through the traveler but it seems to be fine.
 
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Mar 11, 2014
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I have the boat in the link now. It still has the NY registration numbers on it. I didn’t buy it from the original owner but think I got a pretty good deal on it. It came with 7 sails and a pretty nice instrument set up. The table and instruments mount on aluminum brackets that pin into holes in the traveler. You can see them in a couple of the pictures on the link. I don’t think I would want to drill holes through the traveler but it seems to be fine.
Congrats on picking up that boat out of NY. That boat has outboard Genoa tracks. Seems one of the POs installed them. How big a jib do you fly and how well does it point when you do? If you look there is a thread showing a customization that Catalina made to Hulls 50 and 51where they did something like that except they shortened the Spreaders, moved the chain plates in board and put the genoa track near the cabin. So curious how your modification works out. Basically does it point really that much better with a Big genny mounted out there vs sheeting in on a zero
 

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Oct 7, 2020
14
Catalina 275 Sport Grapevine
Congrats on picking up that boat out of NY. That boat has outboard Genoa tracks. Seems one of the POs installed them. How big a jib do you fly and how well does it point when you do? If you look there is a thread showing a customization that Catalina made to Hulls 50 and 51where they did something like that except they shortened the Spreaders, moved the chain plates in board and put the genoa track near the cabin. So curious how your modification works out. Basically does it point really that much better with a Big genny mounted out there vs sheeting in on a zero
Thanks, so far I really like the boat. I am currently only using the self-tacking jib so I can't really comment on the larger sails. The original owner installed the tracks and added the larger genoas. I'm not a racer so the self-tacker is perfect for me.