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girmann

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Re: Might finally be joining you!
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2020, 04:28:37 PM »

The mold for the C34 burned sometime around 1994? and I assume that Catalina resumed their numbering from the MK I's built to the new MKII !?!

Ron,

Wait. What???
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« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2020, 05:07:36 PM »

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BTW, 700 boats sounds like a lot to me.

There were 1,801 Catalina 34s made.  The change over to the Mark IIs began around the mid-1100 hull numbers.  Guess ya could do the math?  :D

I was wrong.  The tech wiki has the first Mark II as hull #1295.

https://c34.org/wikiwp/?rdp_we_resource=http%3A%2F%2Fc34.org%2Fwiki%2Findex.php%3Ftitle%3DEvolution_of_the_Catalina_34
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« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2020, 07:59:06 AM »

Thanks for the info Ron, but while interesting I'm not really interested in exact numbers. Weather it's 500 or 700 that's still a lot of boats, there are seven on my dock alone. My original point to girmann was that if failing to close the deal on this one that there is generally a good selection of boats on the market at any given time due to the large number of hulls produced.
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« Reply #18 on: September 08, 2020, 01:41:18 PM »

grm : I personally like the larger Vberth of the MK I.   Especially when you consider that you spend more than 50% of your time on the boat in a berth - that's why the MK I layout is my #1 choice!!     8)

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« Reply #19 on: September 08, 2020, 02:24:15 PM »

grm : I personally like the larger Vberth of the MK I.   Especially when you consider that you spend more than 50% of your time on the boat in a berth - that's why the MK I layout is my #1 choice!!     8)
I didn't look at many C34s before selecting the one that we bought, so I haven't seen the interior of a MkI. In what way is its V-berth larger? Sailboatdata.com seems to show the exact same size for both layouts.

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« Reply #20 on: September 08, 2020, 04:30:44 PM »

I didn't look at many C34s before selecting the one that we bought, so I haven't seen the interior of a MkI. In what way is its V-berth larger? Sailboatdata.com seems to show the exact same size for both layouts.



Rick, you're right.  The only difference is that the 2 cabinets on the Mark IIs are higher than on the Mark I boats, so there is nowhere to place books and other stuff when you're in the berth.
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« Reply #21 on: September 08, 2020, 04:59:26 PM »

FYI, Dunn Wish’In is listed in the Owner Directory of Sailboatowners.com, but the registered owner had no posts on that website.  Also, C34IA is infinitely more informative and helpful than Sailboatowners.com
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« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2020, 06:32:20 PM »

Rick, you're right.  The only difference is that the 2 cabinets on the Mark IIs are higher than on the Mark I boats, so there is nowhere to place books and other stuff when you're in the berth.
Thanks for clarifying. I hadn't noticed a problem. I guess I'll have to move all my books and other stuff. 😜
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« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2020, 07:33:45 PM »

Rick, you're right.  The only difference is that the 2 cabinets on the Mark IIs are higher than on the Mark I boats, so there is nowhere to place books and other stuff when you're in the berth.
Thanks for clarifying. I hadn't noticed a problem. I guess I'll have to move all my books and other stuff. 😜

I was only pointing out the differences that I have personally seen.  I'm sure you can use your boat to your maximum benefit. :D It's just a minor difference.  Perhaps you'll find a chance to see one of our old boats for yourself.  :D
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« Reply #24 on: September 08, 2020, 08:22:30 PM »

FYI, Dunn Wish’In is listed in the Owner Directory of Sailboatowners.com, but the registered owner had no posts on that website.  Also, C34IA is infinitely more informative and helpful than Sailboatowners.com

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« Reply #25 on: September 09, 2020, 10:08:55 AM »

A totally unscientific observation, my neighbor with a Mk II graciously allowed me to tour his boat, it was beautiful but it seemed slightly smaller and with less freeboard that may or may not be true.

BTW, I recently went aboard a friend's new C380, Oh My Gosh! that thing was cavernous!
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