Calling all Catalina 275 owners

Jun 6, 2016
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Catalina 275 Wilmette, IL
If anyone else has any experience or suggestions as I order a new 275, I would value your comments.
For some reason, I'm not getting notification of posts even though I'm watching the threads. Anyway, review "pimp" for any ideas. Also, Catalina claims they do not paint the inside, but they did on my boat and they've been doing it for years. Catalina is resistant to custom suggestions and should be thought as Ford cars and you get what you get. But I did get them to do a few minor things, but mostly leaving things out so I can put in my own. If you have any females on the boat, I really suggest the toilet I installed. Much better than the hand pump.
 
Mar 11, 2014
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I haven't been receiving any notices either... Good luck with Catalina... hope they are doing well under new leadership
 
Jul 24, 2018
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Catalina 275 36 Sydney Harbour
Hi thanks for reaching out - the Queensland C275 is likely the only one to come up anytime soon, I will attempt to get a qute and see if its at all possible to move yachts interstate during our interesting current times :cool:
Really love the look of your Sapphire - great looking blue hull - I was hoping yours would be the one!
20 years ago, I chose a light blue paint scheme on my Alan Payne designed launch to go around the windows...
Can you point me in the direction of CodyBears blog that I think you referred to - sounds interesting. Thanks
Yeah the blue topside colour tends to sharply divide opinion - love it or hate it. Both Ciara and Sapphire were on the market same time so i had the option and went with Sapphire, in no small part down to a clear preference for the blue.

On basis Gretel was designed by Alan Payne and built by Halvorsen yard back in the day is that launch an old Halvorsen?
 
Aug 13, 2021
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Catalina 275 Sydney Harbour
Yeah the blue topside colour tends to sharply divide opinion - love it or hate it. Both Ciara and Sapphire were on the market same time so i had the option and went with Sapphire, in no small part down to a clear preference for the blue.

On basis Gretel was designed by Alan Payne and built by Halvorsen yard back in the day is that launch an old Halvorsen?
She was originally built in1948 by shipwright - unknown name by D A Jefferies who owned the Rose Bay Marina for his own family use. My wife suggested we sell as It was costing $20k/yr in maintenance. It was purchased by Rozetta, Alans daughter and I am told gets a lot of use.
 
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Jul 24, 2021
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Catalina 250WK Osterville
Codybear,

Thank you. I learned to sail from Dempster Street beach in Evanston. Great to hear there is good sailing from Wilmette.
 

Froudy

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Apr 18, 2020
28
Catalina 275 Sag Harbor
Folks,

Just putting the word out.. thinking of selling Chipara sail #27. I have done nothing formal yet. I plan to put her on the hard soon as I have a broken arm (thank you j111 race boat) - message me if any interest.
 
Jun 6, 2016
189
Catalina 275 Wilmette, IL
They say curiosity killed the cat. Is you next boat a cat or something else?
 

Froudy

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Apr 18, 2020
28
Catalina 275 Sag Harbor
lol codybear! So no decisions yet either way. Caught the racing bug this season so that has eaten into my personal boat time. Also totally spoiled as the j111 is brand new and we have a great crew. Another friend has suggested going into a partnership on a j70. We now have nine of them in the local club and race every week from May to October.