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Old 28-06-2010, 13:59   #16
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Wouldn't bilge keels be convenient for doing bottom work also? Go up onto the tidal flats and when the tide goes out, you're high and dry until it comes back.
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Old 28-06-2010, 14:20   #17
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Wouldn't bilge keels be convenient for doing bottom work also? Go up onto the tidal flats and when the tide goes out, you're high and dry until it comes back.
With the right material and a hamock for sleeping you don't need bildge keels for that though..think of it as testing your containment of interior suplies for the eventuality of a knockdown...
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Old 28-06-2010, 16:40   #18
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Old 28-06-2010, 18:14   #19
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Granted Sandy effectively killed this thread with his bah-humbug reply at post #2, but still I actually think it is kind of interesting, so I am willing to bang my head against the wall.

I agree the "I just decided I need to sail around the world, what is the best boat for me to buy?" is way dead and way boring. Mostly because the answer will always be the same. But I like the idea of this thread - forget your "nice try new blood, it depends on many factors that I will list in a 3 part treatise, with 12 sub-parts......" It is that reply that is so tired.

This thread says, forget your pedantic lectures where fact rules and opinion has no place. Just name your boats, opinion and all. I actually think that is kind of fun.

I am not claiming it has never been done, just that it is not the every month kind of thread and could be enjoyable.
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Old 28-06-2010, 18:38   #20
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$25,000 - Yamaha 26
$100,000 - Swanson 36
$250,000 - Spirited 480 (and a year off from work to build it)
$1,000,000 - Buizen 48, LeBreton Sig45, or a Catana 51
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Old 30-06-2010, 08:27   #21
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$25,000: 1977 Pearson Centerboard Sloop Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

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$250,000: Southerly 110

1 million dollars: 1987 Cherubini Staysail Schooner Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

Of course, at the 1 million dollar price point I would also consider a multihull, such as the Seawind 1250 or a late model Gunboat 48.
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Old 30-06-2010, 17:56   #22
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Of course, at the 1 million dollar price point I would also consider a multihull, such as the Seawind 1250 or a late model Gunboat 48.
Now you're startin' to make some sense.
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I would buy the most seaworthy boat in that price range! lol
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For $25K, an Alberg-35 or 37 - full keel, protected rudder, quite a good cruising boat
For $100K, something by Pac Seacraft
For $250K, a big Pac Seacraft or IPY
and for a mil, an OVNI or something else built for northern latitudes, out of aluminum. Or maybe a used Swan or Oyster
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