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1979 Catalina 30 TR

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Corneilus, NC
Listed: 10-09-2021
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$17,795 US

The owner bought this boat in 2012

General condition and any additional information

She is a fresh water boat first launched in Lake Michigan and I moved her to Lake Norman near Charlotte NC in 2012. The Catalina 30 is far and away the most successful racer cruiser ever produced with over 6000 boats manufactured and is the ideal racer, cruiser and weekend condo. It has 6 feet 2 inches of headroom in the main cabin, and with a built-in 13,000 BTU A/C, the entire cabin will stay cool even on the hottest days.

Built in 1979, she can still hold her own racing against much newer racer cruisers because of her very favorable PHRF rating. She has a Gori 2-blade folding prop and tiller steering which gives the helm a much better feel in light air conditions.

She comes with two sets of sails and sails easily with only the jib sail, so can be single-handed. The racing sails were made in 2013 by Doyle of square-weave Dacron, which are the finest Dacron sails available. The square weave polyester fabric is woven so there are larger diameter threads spread throughout the fabric, giving the sailcloth a checkerboard appearance. This weave increases fabric strength and reduces stretch when compared to traditional Dacron cloth. Both the main and jib sails are in excellent condition. The 155% roller furling jib is a triradial cut to increase performance with a UV Dacron leech cover to protect the sail from sun light when rolled up on the headstay. This gives the leech less weight and enhances sail performance in light air conditions when used with light air jib sheets (included). The jib also has a clear plastic window in the bottom of the sail, allowing you to see through the sail.

The original main sail and 100% working jib are included and these are the sails that I use during the winter months. The leech cover on the original working jib is blue Sunbrella. The Doyle racing sails were bagged and stored Nov thru March every year. She is a simple, spacious, fun boat to sail with plenty of storage and has been impeccably maintained! Please do not hesitate to ask questions. All reasonable offers will be considered.

Standard features

Atomic 4 30 hp gas engine. More horsepower and much easier and less expensive to maintain than a diesel engine. Parts and service are widely available. Over 20,000 still in use on older sailboats.

Pressure water system

Extra gear included

one extra set of sails

Depth gauge

Knot meter

Danforth anchor with chain and 100 feet of line

30 amp power cord

Microwave oven

Life jackets, dock lines and other safety equipment


Improvements to the hull, deck, rigging, engine, or interior

Built in 13,000 BTU air conditioner

Tiller steering. The wheel and pedestal were removed and are stored if you want them.

Split backstay with block and tackle backstay adjuster

Facnor roller furling system for jib sail

Racor fuel filter

Electronic ignition

Special oil extractor fitting on engine block which attaches to extraction pump (included).

2 way diverter valve on engine water feed to use as emergency bilge pump when engine is running and to aid in winterization of engine block.

Gori 2 blade folding prop

Full cabin top and companionway Sunbrella cover

Bimini top with detachable side curtains (2017)

Boom mounted Sunbrella awning

Porta Potti head ( Original marine head is stored and is still available)

FORESPAR Lightning Master (mounted on top of mast to dissipate static electricity and reduce possibility of a lightning strike)

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