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Old 05-09-2016, 13:51   #16
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Re: $150k-180k..which boat?

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To do what? Cruise around the world, Race to Hawaii, daysail... I have no idea how to define the parameters for you.
I live aboard fulltime, sail internationally and will continue to bum myself around the world.
I dont really buy into the blue water boat theory, I feel the modern ones are just as capable, as I see them in ports all over. But best we dont get into debating this as that's not the objective of the thread.

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Old 05-09-2016, 14:06   #17
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I don't understand why anyone would ask a bunch of unknown faceless internet forum people what boat is best for them.
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Old 05-09-2016, 14:26   #18
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Re: $150k-180k..which boat?

I'd be looking at a Beneteau or Jeaneau 46 to 50 foot.

Lots of space, big but not scary big, nicely equipped.

2 to 3 times the living space of old design 37.


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Old 05-09-2016, 14:53   #19
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I'd be looking at a Beneteau or Jeaneau 46 to 50 foot.

Lots of space, big but not scary big, nicely equipped.

2 to 3 times the living space of old design 37.


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So far im onboard with your line of thought, as you know, maximum bang for my buck.
Sailorboy, im in a hotel room waiting to fly back to the boat and just thought id throw it out there, curious, who knows someone might mention a boat that I haven't thought of or say something that may get me thinking. If nothing else, whats wrong with a go nowhere really discussion like this. Feel free not to read , comment or even think about it


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Old 05-09-2016, 14:55   #20
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Hey, btw I didnt ask anyone what boat they thought was best for me. Read the original post.

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Old 05-09-2016, 15:21   #21
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Re: $150k-180k..which boat?

It's actually a little under your budget but you would have to convince me not to get one of the Pogo 40's. The one caviat is you want hull shape 2 not three. The three is a little extreme for cruising.
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Old 05-09-2016, 15:46   #22
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I'd be looking at a Beneteau or Jeaneau 46 to 50 foot.

Lots of space, big but not scary big, nicely equipped.

2 to 3 times the living space of old design 37.


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I agree! A newer production boat with comfort over the old "whatever" boats!
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Old 12-09-2016, 00:43   #23
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I live aboard fulltime, sail internationally and will continue to bum myself around the world.
I dont really buy into the blue water boat theory, I feel the modern ones are just as capable, as I see them in ports all over. But best we dont get into debating this as that's not the objective of the thread.

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A lot of modern boat doesn't build to blue water not in the sense that they aren't seaworthy, for example very few of them would carry more than 80 gallons of fresh water, and those setup with hydraulic steering or double steering aren't as friendly to autopilot, power and electronics etc.
But you have to consider what you need, draft, sail size, the water you sail in et cetera, around the world means a lot of thing to different peoples, I would say there are reasons the many considered older designs have their own benefit.
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Re: $150k-180k..which boat?

Posting a question like this is a poor excuse for doing research and finding a boat you actually like
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Wow, bad day? Hope it gets better for you.

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Great day actually
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Old 12-09-2016, 06:19   #27
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Hi DDabs, Not that I feel the need to justify my question, but I will, which I think I did earlier anyway.

Im not asking anyone to pick a boat for me. It was an of the cuff question to just get a conversation going. I was interested about what boats others thought about in that price range. All our tastes and goals vary so I expected varying responses.

I in fact obsessively research and have my preferences, but who knows someone here might mention a boat that they like that I hadnt thought of and may spark some interest in me. Whats the harm? Its just a dissusion, or was.

When a comment like yours is posted what is it you hope to achieve? Why post it? My question is that annoying to you that you just need to call a guy on the other side of the world that you dont even know lazy? Why?

Unnecessary critical posts just take away (alot) from what is other wise a good forum.

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My question is that annoying to you that you just need to call a guy on the other side of the world that you dont even know lazy?

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Dale! You know this forum!

You spend $10,000 on a 32 foot shitlocker with 2 or 3 masts and a keel longer than the boat, no hatches and 1 on-deck Thunder Box. You then spend 6 years fixing it up.

The fixing costs the rest of the money but you've SAVED, don't ya see?

Check eBay


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Dale,
I took your original post as a good opening to get people to express their preferences given nothing more than a budget.

Taken in the right way, it could be a fun thread or discussion.

A thread and forum like this is better with more good spirits and humor and less hostility, so I appreciate the humor shown by some and the patience by others.

I'll post a boat later, but it will be just one of many that have caught my eye. Each is very different, but has its own appeal (to me) but that appeal may be stronger for a particular place and time and crew too. For example, I am single and don't need the same boat I once imagined I would want with a wife and a few kids aboard.
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