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Terry Forshier

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Draft in 88 Wing KEEL
« on: February 17, 2006, 11:03:42 AM »

I am thinking of purchasing a 1988 Catalina 34 with a wing keel. The brochure states that the draft is 3' 10" but the owner says it is 4' 3". On another discussion group I have heard everything from " the brochures were printed wrong and it really is 4" 3"" to" it is 3'10" at rest but when hiked sail it is 4' 3". " Someone should know this and it is important to me as the canal passage to my dock gets pretty skinny at low tide. Anyone who knows. ?? contact me   Sailsman10@comcast.net   
Thanks...Terry in Naples FL
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Jim Price

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Re: Draft in 88 Wing KEEL
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2006, 11:41:46 AM »

I think this will answer your question from those that are REALLY in the know.

http://c34.org/bbs/index.php?topic=1880.0

Happy sailing and watch out for those uneven bottoms!!
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Ron Hill

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Re: Draft in 88 Wing KEEL
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2006, 01:24:26 PM »

Sails: Look at Jim's reference.  If you want to be safe don't count on much less than 4" 5".   
When you go into a Marina tell them 5 feet!  Then they won't put you on an inside slip port side too so it's almost impossible to back out of (old waterway trick)!!!   :wink:
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