Join the C34 Association Today!
[C34 Home] [C34Tech Notes] [C34 Tech Wiki] [Join!]
Please login or register.
Advanced search  

News:

Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: Greetings from a new member  (Read 106 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

will_k_iii

  • Forum - Seaman Apprentice
  • *
  • Karma: 0
  • Posts: 1
    • View Profile
Greetings from a new member
« on: October 05, 2022, 05:43:24 PM »

Hello all, I just joined the site because I think the C34 is the right first sailboat for my family.  At least it seems like the right boat on paper.  I have read as many reviews as I could find and dug deep into the tech wiki on this site and it seems the C34 has everything I want and not much that I donít.

A little about me, I have been a powerboat owner for many years as I moved about the country with the Navy. however, I have have taken to chance to sail whenever I could over the years. Now that I am retired from Navy life it is finally time to leave the dark side and find balance in the force at the helm of a sailboat.
The one thing I know is that I want a Catalina to be my first boat.  I have sailed a few over the years and they have always left a very favorable impression.  I love the strong owners community and love that they are built with the owner who likes to tinker in mind.  I have narrowed my search down to three models, the 34, 36, and 355 based on research alone and the 34 is in the pole position.  The next step for me is to actually see a 34 in person. I am 6í3 and am particularly interested in how it feels inside.  Was wondering if there was anyone in the mid to South Bay that would be willing to show an introductory sailing couple around their C34.  I would love to be able to go into the winter months knowing that I have found the right type of boat so that I can find the right individual boat come springtime. 
Logged

WBev

  • Forum - Petty Officer 3rd Class
  • ***
  • Karma: 2
  • Posts: 69
    • View Profile
Re: Greetings from a new member
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2022, 08:21:44 AM »

Will,
Glad to hear from you.  Our boat is a 1992 C34, known as the "mark 1.5" as it has a scoop transom, but narrow stern.  The beam width is not carried as far aft as the Mark II.    We keep her in Pasadena/Lake Shore in the Magothy River.  Fleet 12 has a number of boats in the mid bay, and one may be closer than mine.  Where are you located?  Feel free message direct.
Bill
2022 Fleet 12 Captain
Logged
Wobegon II
1992 C-34 MK 1.5
 #1211,  Wing/Tall Rig
Magothy River, MD
Pages: [1]   Go Up