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It's time to sell. We have owned Classical Cat for many years. It was first slipped in Oceanside, CA but we later moved it to a slip at the southern end of Mission Bay, San Diego, CA. We trailered back and forth for quite awhile after finding a trailer. Our Catalina 25 is a wing keel, tall rig, resting on a trailer under cover in our backyard. We pulled her out of our San Diego slip due to a medical problem at the time, thought we'd put back in sometime. We've hauled and launched several times locally for the seven years since trailering her home. Rather than leave it to sit under the metal cover any longer we've decided to let someone else enjoy her. The boat is in excellent shape and we have lots of accessories and an 8HP Honda motor. Teak has been oiled many times while here, cushions are in great shape, hull needs polishing and bottom paint job. Interior is excellent. Has a marine head and propane stove. Stereo system and even a Fish Finder!! I bought a motor hoist pulley system that works great. I could also sell the roll up West Marine inflatable dingy and Honda 2HP outboard if interested. I bought some replacement parts like the spreader boots that I've not installed yet. Trailer has new brakes but haven't really been used at all. And the rollers on the trailer are new as well!! Sails are in excellent condition, in bags. Made by Ullman Sails in Ventura, CA. Main, 110 Jib (furling)(newer than M & G), 150 Genoa (furling)
If interested, we live in a place called Hemet, California, which is north of San Diego about 2 hours drive, east of Los Angeles about 1.5 hours driving, and on the western side of the mountain that is next to Palm Springs. If interested, please email or call. Also, I can send some photos and a list of all the stuff included. Will get some photos together soon and post them...(I seem to be having some issues with posting photos here) (Mumble!)
Gary: A bittersweet step I know very well. I sailed next to Classical Cat on Jim Baumgart's boat... You have a nice specimen of the last and best generation of the C-25--the '89-91, which I call the best value in a 25' cruising sailboat ever built by anybody. (Remember that "guacamole" at the sushi restaurant after you escorted us back to port with smoke coming out of Jim's companionway?)
Best of luck on your sale and whatever comes next!
Dave Bristle Association "Port Captain" for Mystic, CT PO of 1985 C-25 SR/FK #5032 Passage Now on Eastern 27 Sarge (but still sailing when I can). Passage, Mystic, and Sarge--click to enlarge.
Dave!! I remember well that day and evening. I still approach dinner dips like avocado puree with extreme caution. Time flies doesn't it? We really miss sailing but not living close to an active sailing venue was getting to be too much and I'd rather see someone enjoy Classical Cat now rather than "hope" to find a place to slip her. We thought we'd be able to move to the San Francisco area where our son and daughter now live and work but home prices up there went nuts so we're stuck. We retired from teaching and so we have time but there are many other things we want to do including travel, etc. Hopefully someone "in great need" of an excellent sailing boat is around somewhere close!! And you still have your power boat...neat! Happy days on the water, Dave.
Gary N. Hemet, CA
Gary & Susie Norgan 1989 C25 tall/wing Classical Cat #5944 San Diego/Mission Bay Fleet 7
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