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Catalina 18, 2003, Wing Keel, Aurora, Colorado, $10,000, Price reduced 7/27/16 to $9,000, Taken off market 8/25/16

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Catalina 18, 2003

This Catalina 18 may appear to be priced high, until you closely examine the total package. I'm selling the finest sailboat I've owned to make way for a larger sailboat.

  • This Catalina 18 is in perfect condition with only one small scratch that you would likely not find, but I will point it out. The exterior and interior are in "new" condition and I am often asked if the boat is new and enjoy watching the surprised looks when I say it's a 2003. The boat has no odors and is owned by a non-smoker.
  • If you seek a boat that requires nothing additional from you, looks good and sails perfect, this one is worth your look.
  • This boat is stored on its trailer when not sailed, and is wiped down after each and every sail to remove water spots etc.

    Since I sail single-handed 100% of the time, all controls operate from the cockpit.

  • There is a 12v winch (fits in hitch receiver) with a remote - for safely raising/lowering the mast when alone.
  • To further assist the lone sailor the boat has an installed Raymarine ST2000 autohelm. That's not a mis-print, the ST2000 is oversized for this boat, but is a much better unit and a stronger unit for when the conditions get ugly.
  • This autohelm makes raising/lowering sails a breeze and reefing underway is no longer a death defying act.
  • For those times where an autohelm is not needed the Tiller Tamer helps keep everything pointed in the right direction.

    To get a better look at this spectacular boat, see the pictures posted at:

    This boat has had its rigging tuned using the Loos tension gauge (included) and it is impressive how a properly tuned boat will sail, compared to those tuned by simply plucking a stay for correct tension.

  • I have also added a makeshift traveler for close hauled performance.
  • This, combined with a new bottom and new sails, allows this C-18 to point high and sail briskly for a boat of its size. With just a reefed main, I have been out in 25G30 knot winds and sailed (alone) very safely and with total comfort with the boat never showing any concerning tendencies.

    I understand that this price point may not fit and I will be very comfortable keeping the boat, should a new owner not happen. I will be pleased to walk the new owner through every nut and bolt and will proudly demonstrate how finely the rig is tuned for sailing. Should delivery be a factor, I will discuss this for an additional cost on a full price offer.

  • LOA: 20' 4"
  • Beam: 7' 7"
  • Draft: 2' 4" Wing Keel
  • Displacement: 1,500 lbs.
  • Ballast: 425 lbs.
  • Sails: Roller Furling 115% Jib (Hyde new in 2012) and Main (Hyde new in 2012) with 1 reef point. Second Main in excellent condition and second 125% Jib in good condition with some sun wear.
  • Sail number: 631
  • Cockpit Length: 6' 8"
  • Location: Aurora, Colorado

    Gear Included

  • 2015 Tohatsu 6 HP Long Shaft 4 cycle O/B with external gas tanks. Comes with two 3 gallon external tanks, both of them fit in rear lazerette. Total hours on engine is 12 hours. Most times sailed with electric motor.
  • Minkota 55lb electric motor with 5 forward speeds and 3 reverse speeds
  • 2005 McClain Galvanized trailer with separate tongue extension, trailer mounted spare tire, Trailer Guides and LED lights
  • Mast Raising systems (Gin Pole AND A-Frame) w electric winch and remote for solo mast raising.
  • Swim ladder
  • Mast crutch
  • Motor mount w 2 lowered positions
  • CDI Roller Furling Jib
  • Boom Vang
  • Boom Kicker
  • Stainless Steel Bimini Top (can sail with Bimini up)
  • Stainless Steel Bow and Stern Pulpits with Life Lines
  • Lighted Compass
  • Depth Sounder
  • VHF Radio (base station) w/ mast mounted antenna
  • Standard Horizon HX851 DSC floating portable VHF radio
  • Cockpit Cushions, Fabric Interior Cushions, Porta-Potty System, 48 Quart Cooler
  • 2 Manual Bilge pumps
  • Main Sail cover, Tiller cover, Bimini cover & Hatch/Dropboard cover - all Sunbrella material
  • Custom made Winter Boat Cover with built in vents for air circulation
  • Two 12 V Batteries (Optima) w all lights in working order (nav,anchor,deck flood,steaming) and Cigarette Lighter adapter
  • Solar Chargers (2)
  • Fore-hatch Wind Scoop
  • 8 lb Danforth anchor, chain rode and 150' line and 15 lb Manson Supreme Anchor with Rode
  • Fenders (4)
  • All Lines led aft to Cockpit
  • Garmin GPSMap 431 Chartplotter with RAM suction cup mount - no holes in cabin walls
  • Raymarine ST2000 autohelm coupled to chartplotter (NMEA0183) for autopilot steering when route has been activated.
  • AIS receiver
  • Onboard wi-fi transmitter - use with your computer/phone
  • Wireless cabin sound system, use your smart phone and/or MP3 player
  • Boat Hook, Whisker Pole and Cleaning brush on Extend-a-Pole
  • Loos Tension Gauge for precise rig tuning
  • Seahawk inflatable dinghy by Intex with bridal line for towing behind C-18
  • Lifting ring pole that screws into fixed keel
  • Two Extra sets of boat trailer wheels/tires (one bias & one radial) mounted and balanced. Dedicated set of wheels/tires for storage, so that highway tires do not sun rot.
  • Various spare parts for boat like bulbs, rigging, turnbuckles, life vests, ropes, horns, etc.

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