Come fall, we'd be motoring down the ICW early on a chilly morning, bundled up with all the clothing we owned, and our Canadian friends with their full enclosures would pass by, sipping their coffee, sitting in shirt sleeves.But I suppose a fully-enclosed cockpit is a pretty good alternative.
Yes grasshopper, there is some wisdom to be shared. I don't need to offer up the fact that I owned a MacGregor 26c for 15 years and will never forget that you could see daylight through the hull. Not everybody leads commentary with their resume. I am completely qualified to offer an opinion on the construction of the Mac, and don't need to share why. The Mac absolutely has a market niche. That said, I wouldn't compare it to any other vessel, that would be to the implied detriment of the other vessel, which was my point.Meriachee is a funny guy to say he’d argue against my opinion, and then offers up nothing factual, only his own opinion about me, not about the boats, but about me. How dare I have an opinion that one boat be better equipped for sea than another. Lol
Indeed, but the 350 diesel (post International design) long wheelbase is a fine choice for touring, particularly when your puddle jumper little Catalina is on the back.my point is, you do not need a hummer to take lots of nice vacations all over america. in fact a hummer might be a poor choice
We did not launch our Catalina last summer. Instead we toured the mainland in our land "yacht", this nice 19' RV. Even less cabin space than our C310, but lots of room outside.my point is, you do not need a hummer to take lots of nice vacations all over america. in fact a hummer might be a poor choice
I have a Catalina 25. I don't think its big enough for weeks on a boat for two people. The reason I say that is there isn't really any room for the wet rain jackets, ,tools, space parts, spare oil, the extra change of clothes, extra water, etc... You say COMFORTABLE. I guess if you can camp for weeks in a small 3-man tent, then you would be ok in a Catalina 25. I need a bigger tent (10 man) for weeks of camping.Thanks again for all the great comments, everyone. You're doing a great job of talking us into a Catalina! I have a question specifically for the Catalina 25 to 28 owners. The main reason we're considering moving to a bigger boat (eventually) is that when I retire in a few years we want to take some long-ish trips--up the Inside Passage, for example. So weeks at a time on the boat (two people). Would you consider your Catalina 25-28 big enough to be comfortable for that kind of cruising? If not, why not, and what would you consider adequate?