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Old 31-07-2010, 21:15   #1
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Best Boat for Single-Handing Hawaiian Islands

Owned many power boats over the years and have sailed to most of the Hawaiian islands with a sailing club on a 52' tri. But now it's time to buy my own... What would be the best Mono-hull boat size, brand/rigging set up to do a lot of singlehanded sailing between the islands? The waters in the channels here can get pretty nasty and our average winds are 15-25 knots everyday. So she must be solid! I live on oahu but need to escape the city on the weekend and get back to paradise...
Budget of $80-100k. How big? 29' to small or 40' to big.

Need some expert advise as I certainly consider myself a novice sailor at best.

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Old 31-07-2010, 21:23   #2
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How about something like this ....1981 Catalina Sail Boat For Sale -

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Old 31-07-2010, 21:26   #3
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I am aware of everything for sale locally but I really need to know what the best set up etc.

Thanks for the quick response doodles!
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There are so many posibilities- here is one out of the box- 30ft wylie cat- a mono with single sail(thus the catboat) designed for winds and choppy waters of San Francisco bay and adjacent ocean-very seaworthy-(the clam crusher kell boys many on this site will not like it but you will beat them to the bar by hours and with less work) easy to sail need no reffing in winds to 30k and also good in less air-not very big inside but an adequate weekender in you price range used.Not a live aboard but a fun one sring boat that sails very well.
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the one you can afford to buy and outfit.
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