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Old 24-02-2013, 10:17   #16
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Re: Boat Recommendation - 35-45' Bluewater Boat with Two-Cabin Floor Plan ?

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Hi Blue, thanks.

You mean fabricate something behind the dinette on the shelf?
It depends on the exact configuration, but yes, a small "pilot berth" above, or maybe behind the backrest. A37's are moderate speed boats, but will survive most any blow if you venture far afield.

You know, you might be able to strip the V-berth and convert it into something for three...
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35' seems a bit small for a year live aboard?

They are 10/8/6 right now. +1 when we leave.
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Old 24-02-2013, 10:45   #18
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Re: Boat Recommendation - 35-45' Bluewater Boat with Two-Cabin Floor Plan ?

Concider going steel, many for sale cheap in US.
http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...url=&imc=pg-fs

http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi..._id=59749&url=

http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...oat_id=2499885

Also consider Geminii cat, they can be very reasonably priced
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Catalina are very good work horses
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The lighter fin keels can be a bit more squirrelly but many cruise the world.

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Old 24-02-2013, 11:22   #19
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Re: Boat Recommendation - 35-45' Bluewater Boat with Two-Cabin Floor Plan ?

Take a look at the Hunter 36; rugged and can be sailed solo. A hammock for every kid, that should resolve ALL issues! <I don't have any kids...easy to recommend stuff for those who do!> Mauritz
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Re: Boat Recommendation - 35-45' Bluewater Boat with Two-Cabin Floor Plan ?

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My wife and I plan to sail away in the late fall of 2014 or early Spring 2015. We have two young girls who at that stage will be 5 and 8. We’re looking for boat recommendations. At this time we live in Northern California but could purchase anywhere.

Budget: $50,000 USD sail away. We are looking for something 35’-45’ with two cabins, simpler the better at this budget. This could be 20K purchase price and then 30K investment in sweat and parts or 50K ready to roll or any combination in between. Obviously safety is #1 but agility are speed are also up there in priorities. The total plan is to save 150K USD. 50K would be to sail away and then 25K per year for 4 years, if we make 5+ years, we’ll have to stop and work. In the past I worked in the yacht charter industry as a skipper with Sunsail, have taught sailing on the San Francisco bay and have good boat repair skills. I’ve also delivered boats between the Caribbean and the Maldives so have offshore experience. My wife did the Atlantic with me so she’s on board. We’re hoping to spend 4-6 years circumnavigating via the equatorial routes then dipping down to Cape Town and possibly up into the North Sea for a summer.


Any boat recommendations would be great!
It's a tough budget for the 1)size, 2)money and 3)sail away condition. It's almost like pick any 2. Mentioned earlier, the Tartan 37 is an excellent choice but no separate cabins, so to speak. Plus for a sailaway one is a little over your budget after upgrades that you'll need. My boat is another one you might look into. A Hallberg Rassy 35 with aft cabin. The aft fis a little small, but for 2 little girls, it may be perfect. These were made 1968 to 1978. Being that old, they will need a little seat equity. You can find them for $35K-$55K. The later should be in excellent condition for that price. They were built for North Atlantic conditions, so they can handle all conditions. There is one for sale in Moss Landing for sale for $55K. It's been on the market well over a year now if that tells you anything. Drop me a PM if you would like to see mine to get an idea if it'd doable for your family. I am in Norcal also.
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Hello Ocean Girl! If you thought boat shopping is fun, try shopping for a plane. Avionics cost much much more than the plane itself. When dealing with a three-dimensional bird, you need a plane-load of toys; so practically it can fly and land itself without touching any controls; once programmed. Mauritz
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Hello Ocean Girl! If you thought boat shopping is fun, try shopping for a plane. Avionics cost much much more than the plane itself. When dealing with a three-dimensional bird, you need a plane-load of toys; so practically it can fly and land itself without touching any controls; once programmed. Mauritz
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Re: Boat Recommendation - 35-45' Bluewater Boat with Two-Cabin Floor Plan ?

Come on guy's!! Have none of you heard of Pipe berths?? just hang a couple of pipe berths and ya got all the room ya need !! These are kid's not grandparents!! they can and will sleep just about anywhere ! we raised 4 kids on a 42 ft boat, 3 girls and 1 boy !! it can be done and it can work out great !! just our 2 cents
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There is one for sale in Moss Landing for sale for $55K. It's been on the market well over a year now if that tells you anything.
Well...spoke too soon...that one is now realistically priced. I have seen it...well founded.
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Hey! This is the OP. I've decided to up my budget as I want to move into the heavier displacement boats. My wife has done one pretty substantial ocean crossings with me but I want a boat that can look after her and the girls if I'm out for any reason. I've also found when looking at my wish list that I can get a boat with most of the requirements for around 75k. I also think my wife might not be too happy for 5 years in something smaller than 38'. I've decided to have the girls share a cabin so I'm looking at two cabin boats. I've been really surprised how many 75k asking boats a going for the 50's when the deal is done. Some of these are repowered and rerigged.

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I'll have to find me some of those boats
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Morgan 382?
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Hey! This is the OP. I've decided to up my budget as I want to move into the heavier displacement boats. My wife has done one pretty substantial ocean crossings with me but I want a boat that can look after her and the girls if I'm out for any reason. I've also found when looking at my wish list that I can get a boat with most of the requirements for around 75k. I also think my wife might not be too happy for 5 years in something smaller than 38'. I've decided to have the girls share a cabin so I'm looking at two cabin boats. I've been really surprised how many 75k asking boats a going for the 50's when the deal is done. Some of these are repowered and rerigged.

Good luck with your search.
I'm glad you up'd the anti a little.
This would be my first choice...
http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi..._id=24744&url=
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Re: Boat Recommendation - 35-45' Bluewater Boat with Two-Cabin Floor Plan ?

For your money you can find a catalina 38 or 40 for 40-50k turn-key. Forward and aft cabins and convertible salon sleeping for three more. Or the hunter makes a nice 40 with the same specs. Just looked at both those boats this weekend for the same reasons.

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