I sailed a Catalina 25 in the San Diego bay for a few hours and I liked this little sailboat. She was fairly agile in the bay and although it did not have a Knotmeter gauge but she move fairly swiftly for a 25 foot sailboat.
The PY 26 design was first built by Paceship Yachts in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. At the end of 1977, the company was bought by AMF of Connecticut, who built the design between 1978 and 1981. Tanzer Industries bought the mold and rights to the design in 1981 and produced the boat as the Tanzer 27 (with a desk stepped versus the original keel stepped mast) until they...
My brother bought a 1976 Columbia 8.7 sailboat and is in the process of refitting the ship from top to bottom. The ship's user manual is about average for information and help understanding the ship and the electrical schematics are pretty good however the plumbing schematics are a waste of paper.
This is a racing boat, built with an oversized rig and a long keel but it has surprising amount of comfort. The Irwin 30 Competition is designed to race first and double as a daysailer.
She is fitted with a tall rig, deep keel, Atomic 4 engine, stack pack for the main, self tailing winches, GPS chartplotter, backlit gimbaled compass, tilt steering.