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crystal_blue
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Initially Posted - 03/29/2023 :  18:11:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I saw my first Catalina 250 at a boat show in California when I was about 18. Now, after twenty-five years (including sixteen years of lurking on this forum), a wedding, a college degree, a law degree, six kids, three car loans, two mortgages, and a delightful vacation some years back where I got to meet forum member, gentleman, scholar, and Mystic port captain extraordinaire Dave Bristle--I am finally in the market for a boat of my own.

If you happen to be aware of any listings for a gently-used Catalina 250 water ballast with wheel steering and trailer, please feel free to pass it on to me! I'm in Utah but am looking pretty much anywhere west of the Mississippi River.

--Jim

Jim and Crystal Smith
Lehi, Utah
1996 Catalina 250 WB #191

Edited by - crystal_blue on 05/27/2023 19:22:11

zeil
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Response Posted - 03/30/2023 :  07:38:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

If interested contact us...(We've sent you a note by e-mail)


Henk & Johanna
"Floating", a few off your "barnacles".
"Someday Lady" '95 C250WB #151 ('03 - 2016)
"Sea ya" 30ft Bayliner (04-2018 - 09-2018)
"Mariah" '96 C250WB #191 (05-2019 - 15-05-2023)
"Lady J" '00 C250WK #499 (05-2021 - 09-2022)
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Stinkpotter
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Response Posted - 03/30/2023 :  19:52:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I remember, and am humbled, Jim... There is a special collective character to this community that is why I keep lurking here and will continue as "Port Captain" until somebody offers to replace me. That character is a key feature of these boats, and I'm confident it will be enhanced by your joining in. Best of luck!

Dave Bristle
Association "Port Captain" for Mystic/Stonington CT
PO of 1985 C-25 SR/FK #5032 Passage, USCG "sixpack" (expired),
Now on Eastern 27 $+!nkp*+ Sarge
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crystal_blue
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Response Posted - 03/31/2023 :  17:28:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Henk; Iíve emailed you.

Dave, good to hear from you; and thanks tor the kind words! We fondly remember our trip to Mystic, much thanks to you!

Jim and Crystal Smith
Lehi, Utah
1996 Catalina 250 WB #191
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crystal_blue
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Response Posted - 03/31/2023 :  17:40:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Henk; Iíve emailed you.

Dave, good to hear from you; and thanks tor the kind words! We fondly remember our trip to Mystic, much thanks to you!

Jim and Crystal Smith
Lehi, Utah
1996 Catalina 250 WB #191
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GaryB
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Response Posted - 03/31/2023 :  17:42:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Stinkpotter

I remember, and am humbled, Jim... There is a special collective character to this community that is why I keep lurking here and will continue as "Port Captain" until somebody offers to replace me. That character is a key feature of these boats, and I'm confident it will be enhanced by your joining in. Best of luck!


Dave... you're irreplaceable!

Ain't nobody gonna come along and offer to replace you. You're stuck with us and we're blessed to have you!


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GaryB
Andiamo
'89 SR/WK #5862
Kemah,TX

Edited by - GaryB on 03/31/2023 17:43:19
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Stinkpotter
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Djibouti
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Response Posted - 04/09/2023 :  09:42:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jim: Check this posting. No evidence of whether it's a wing keel or WB, but it has a trailer (maybe a clue) and it's not far away...

Dave Bristle
Association "Port Captain" for Mystic/Stonington CT
PO of 1985 C-25 SR/FK #5032 Passage, USCG "sixpack" (expired),
Now on Eastern 27 $+!nkp*+ Sarge

Edited by - Stinkpotter on 04/09/2023 09:54:13
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Stinkpotter
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Djibouti
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Response Posted - 04/09/2023 :  09:57:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Correction: I just looked at the photos--it's a wing. I don't know what that means to you... As I recall, the WK has about 5" more headroom below and is reported to be "stiffer." But I can't recommend this as a way to buy a sailboat (sight unseen, no survey contingency, etc.).

Dave Bristle
Association "Port Captain" for Mystic/Stonington CT
PO of 1985 C-25 SR/FK #5032 Passage, USCG "sixpack" (expired),
Now on Eastern 27 $+!nkp*+ Sarge

Edited by - Stinkpotter on 04/09/2023 10:02:55
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Russ.Johnson
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Response Posted - 04/10/2023 :  19:49:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Jim,

Hereís a post on the Swap Meet.
Itís a 2006, C250 Wing-Keel in Loveland, CO
Hull 874 with a trailer.
Also with a marine head (not a port-a-potty)
This is one of last years built.

https://catalina-capri-25s.org/forum/topic.asp?whichpage=1&TOPIC_ID=32515#259979


Russ Johnson
2005 C250WB Hull 793

Edited by - Russ.Johnson on 04/10/2023 19:52:23
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crystal_blue
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Response Posted - 04/19/2023 :  11:53:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, folks! I have been overseas and missed these posts earlier; but your watchful eyes are very much appreciated. :-)

óJim

Jim and Crystal Smith
Lehi, Utah
1996 Catalina 250 WB #191
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GaryB
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Response Posted - 05/15/2023 :  15:59:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Try this website. People from all over the country sell boats on this site despite it's name.

https://www.sailingtexas.com/


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GaryB
Andiamo
'89 SR/WK #5862
Kemah,TX
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crystal_blue
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Response Posted - 05/27/2023 :  19:21:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I believe I've found one, folks; thanks for all the help and resources! Details forthcoming . . .

Jim and Crystal Smith
Lehi, Utah
1996 Catalina 250 WB #191
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zeil
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Response Posted - 05/31/2023 :  09:00:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Congratulations Crystal Blue with your "find".

Thanks to our Catalina International Association, the boat was located and "found", on this forum


Henk & Johanna
"Floating", a few off your "barnacles".
"Someday Lady" '95 C250WB #151 ('03 - 2016)
"Sea ya" 30ft Bayliner (04-2018 - 09-2018)
"Mariah" '96 C250WB #191 (05-2019 - 15-05-2023)
"Lady J" '00 C250WK #499 (05-2021 - 09-2022)
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