sailing TOUCAN

and recreational cruising:

We intend to cruise TOUCAN inland on rivers and coastal in the Gulf of Mexico and beyond. We will keep you posted on our progress. See our Status page for our latest updates.

We cruised and raced a new Catalina 25 for 23 years from 1979 until 2002. Most of our time was inland but we did cruise between Port St. Joe and Destin, Florida for up to one week with two to four people aboard. A 25′ x 8′ sleeps: 1 Luxuriously, 2 Comfortably, 3 Possibly, 4 Very Good Friends, 5 Tightly and 6 Obscenely. The afterbirth had to sleep two but the central bunk only had a 16″ headroom. Using a Sun Shower on the deck to bathe and washing cloths in a bucket was not the best but we were young and foolish.

Catalina 25

25′ x 8′ x 5′ Board down

200 Sq Ft

Tiller steered


Our Catalina 28 MKii is obviously much bigger and has a hot and cold shower in the head and on the aft swim platform plus an LP gas cook-top and oven. She can actually sleep six comfortably with a couple in the Vee birth, two singles in the main saloon and a couple in the aft master stateroom.


Catalina 28 MKii

29’5″ x 10’4″ x 3′ 7″ Wing keel

301 Sq Ft cabin

Wheel steered

25 Hp Universal/Westerbeke diesel

19 gallons of fuel, 19 gallons of black water 45 potable water(two tanks) and additional jerrycan water

Powered range 200+ miles at 6+ mph and we can carry 10 gallons of jerrycan diesel.

25# Rockna anchor with aluminum Danforth as backup

OpenPlotter with SignaslK and battery and tank level monitor in the saloon.