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Std Mast, Bowsprit

Mar 25, 2019
Catalina C30 Barbara Ann Long Beach
Hey guys, my first post here...

I'm looking to buy a C30 for club racing (50%), day sailing (40%), and heading to the local islands (10%). Many years, and several boats ago, I had a 1980 C30 and loved it.

I sail out of Long Beach and San Pedro where summer afternoons typically see 15-20 knts.

In those conditions, I remember weather helm being a bit of an issue with the C30.

Back in the day, there was a C30 named Rosenante, with a standard mast and bowsprit that just kicked butt. I always thought this configuration made good sense because it moved the CE forward without adding too much sail area.

But I haven't seen a C30 with this config since.

What are you're thoughts on the standard mast-bowsprit configuration?

Any other things I should consider when looking for a C30 to race?

Mar 25, 2019
Catalina C30 Barbara Ann Long Beach
Thanks for the tip Ken, just joined there too.
Edit: I tried to post on that forum, but either new topics are not allowed by new members, or I simply couldn't figure how to do it. So I'm relying you guys for some advice
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May 7, 2011
Catalina 30 3573 Lake Norman
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