Greetings from a newbie forum member :)

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Hello everyone ~

I hope you don't mind me joining your well established forum. I bought a Catalina 16.5 last spring in New Hampshire and took her home to Oklahoma.

There is not an official board for the 16.5, so I'd like to hang around with you. My wife and I previously sailed a JY14 (now the Hunter 140) which was close in size to the 14.2, then had(/have) a Com-Pac Picnic Cat, and our main sailing toy is the 16.5.

One of my buddies, George, who lives in Texas is selling his Com-Pac Sun Cat and is in the market for a 14.2. I believe he will be joining this forum soon. Watch out, he'll lay on the questions! :D

Iris (my wife) and I look forward to learning more about how to better sail/rig our 16.5, really just a slightly older brother to the famous 14.2.

Happy Sailing everyone! ~ Les