The Catalina 25 is a good racer/cruiser for inland and coastal waters available at reasonable prices. This sailboat benefits from a large user base, active owner’s forum, and easy availability of spare parts.
Ken Neumeyer penned a fantastic read titled Sailing the Farm. In it Neumeyer describes how a cruising sailor can make his boat a sailstead (like a homestead), whereby he can live on and by the sea for extended periods. This book is now out of print. The link below will let you download the book in... Continue Reading →