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 1989 Catalina 25 for sale. $11,500
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gnorgan
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Initially Posted - 10/11/2017 :  14:36:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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!)

We are asking $11,500

Email: gnorgan3@gmail.com
Phone: (951) 927-5457 (leave message)


Gary & Susie Norgan
1989 C25 tall/wing
Classical Cat #5944
San Diego/Mission Bay Fleet 7

Edited by - gnorgan on 11/14/2017 18:50:30

Stinkpotter
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Response Posted - 10/11/2017 :  21:25:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.

Edited by - Stinkpotter on 10/11/2017 21:26:38
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Voyager
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Response Posted - 10/12/2017 :  19:30:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A tall rig with a wing keel! Nice!

Bruce Ross
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Port Captain Stratford & Milford, CT
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sfsmith
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Response Posted - 10/17/2017 :  14:21:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I can vouch for the value of this boat, since mine is virtually identical. Sounds like you've taken good care of it. Good luck with selling. I hope Classical Cat finds a good home.

Solomon Smith
TANGO 89/WK/TR/#5942
Petoskey, Michigan
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gnorgan
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Response Posted - 10/28/2017 :  16:30:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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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Stinkpotter
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Djibouti
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Response Posted - 10/29/2017 :  08:10:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yup--first it was smoke coming out of Jim's companionway; a little later it was smoke coming out of your ears!

Somebody's gonna get a fine vessel!

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.
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