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Old 22-12-2011, 01:27   #16
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just a thought, bombay clipper.31, (really a 32.7) original ip 31 used their molds, tough beamy seaworthy boats,, easy to resale. And not too expensive, draft is 3,6"
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Old 22-12-2011, 01:47   #17
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Look at the hunter 37 cutter for sale on hunterowners.com. They are a solid glass hull 4 or 5 foot draft available . Nice interior layout good sailing good motion.
Especially if its a Cherubini....
Loved mine all the way from N. Carolina to the UK....
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Old 22-12-2011, 06:36   #18
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An Island Packet is less $ than an old Morgan OI?
Doubtful. I was quoting reply #10.
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Old 22-12-2011, 06:39   #19
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Yes its a cherubini I have owned 5 of them a 25 two 30 and two 37c. The cutter hold 45 gal diesel. 150 water in two tanks.
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Old 22-12-2011, 10:14   #20
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Doubtful. I was quoting reply #10.
Whew! I thought I really lost track of the market!
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Old 28-12-2011, 20:18   #21
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Re: critical decision before criticizing decision

Well; I started this, have done some homework and like a lot of your suggestions, read and looked up those 20 boats on each of both books, most are too deep draft.
Also looked into most of the others you have mentioned.
Would consider the Bristol 33.3 or the 35.5, the Pearson 32 or 35, the Morgan OI 33 or the 36 OI.
Want a strong, well built, roomy but easy to singlehand vessel that must draw no more than 4 feet because of depth at high tide at my canal.
If too large a boat, things get too heavy to handle in a blow, so I figure a sloop under 35 feet is my max. I'm not that strong anymore.
More beam means more interior room, as does a flush deck. The Columbia and Morgan OI come to mind. ( I did speak well of the elegant Island Packet and the OI. Similar underbodies, each priced accordingly).
Maybe an Irwin c/b would be on the less expensive side due to maybe false reputation, and that makes it a tempting buy; but I'm not worried about price as much as good value on a quality boat. "You make your money when you buy, not when you sell." and I will probably re-sell.
The smaller boats don't have a gimballed stove, a practical shower or hot water, etc. and we will be living onboard all the time for over a year.!
Thanks for the 'no cave-like ocean crosser' thought, the 'long waterline' advise, the 'mostly at anchor' truth that even underway; we sailors actually sail only 10% of the time, so I'll get a good diesel.
Still open for ideas if there are any more. Thanks for your help, it is a critical decision as you well know. Gus.
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Look at the 70s Seafarer 34, and possibly the 38 as well. Most of the old (pre-OI) Morgans were C/B boats and heavily built. Maybe out of your Price range, but many Freedom 33s are C/B boats also.
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Old 29-12-2011, 06:38   #23
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Another you might want to consider.

http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1986.../United-States

Shoal draft model is 3.92' and I think you might be surprised at how roomy and well laid out the S2's are w/a beam of 10'-4" and a nice aft cabin,CC in a 30'er.
We recently acquired ours and we are quite happy
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Oops wrong link...
This is the correct one..
I was to late to edit previous,can't figure out how to edit on the phone yet

http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1986.../United-States
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