The Boat We Had
Seven years ago we bought a 1975 Catalina 27. I named her the Saucy Sue (another Black Adder reference). She was the perfect antidote for a working life spent in front of a computer. I also saw it as a good way to spend time with my family and learn some new skills. The Catalina 27 was a perfect first boat; easy to handle, very forgiving and inexpensive. We would Race her on Commencement Bay from our Tyee Marina Moorage.
- Saucy Sue and Friends
The Saucy Sue was a great first boat and we did spend some weekends on her but as a practical matter, cruising for an extended period with four people on a Catalina 27 is just under three people too many. Certainly many people make lengthy voyages in boats of this size and smaller, but we wanted a boat that could truly be comfortable for our family as we explored the Puget Sound.