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Old 01-11-2010, 18:06   #16
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I ran across this puppy whilst perusing other boats this morning. $18k on the east coast. Plenty left over for whatever rehab is needed. My only gripe was the low tankage.

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Old 01-11-2010, 19:17   #17
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I have a soft spot for Cal's. The 35 Cruise is the only one that might fit the bill. I don't see many for sail currently but that varies. Prices are generally well under $50k leaving plenty for upgrades.

The boat is rather heavy for a 35' boat so you know it's well build.

Sail area is a bit light for a sailboat but that could be rectified with a longer boom and a short bowsprit. On the other hand you did use the 'motorsailor' word so it may be fine as is.

I don't think there's a steering station inside but that could be fixed too. The easiest way would be add an under-deck autopilot with control heads inside and out.

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A house is but a boat so poorly built and so firmly run aground no one would think to try and refloat it.
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Old 01-11-2010, 20:45   #18
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Those are some great looking boats. I would love to have a trailerable motorsailer like the Macgreagor 26 but with more traditional lines. Sort of like an express cruiser from the 60's with sail or motoring capabilities. I had a 27' Chris Craft Constellation that I loved the lines of but always wished I could sail it. A slimed down version of something like that would be my dream motorsailer.

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Old 01-11-2010, 21:05   #19
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Interesting small pilothouse

My first mate and I also went for the pilothouse, one of the smaller (and more affordable) boats we looked at was the Morgan 33 Pilothouse. There was a nice freshwater boat available near you - broker was in Detroit area - that appeared to be a nice boat, around 35K asking.

First mate thought it was too small, so eventually ended up with a 37 footer-
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Old 01-11-2010, 21:41   #20
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The value of fresh water over salt water boats is almost impossible to overstate. Good call, dcchristie.

I really liked that little Beneteau I linked to. Had me dreaming a bit, strange as that might seem, considering it's literally less than half as long as my current one.
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Old 03-11-2010, 05:10   #21
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NotQuite- thanks for the link to the Bene- if she was closer, she'd be at the top of the shortlist. I don't mind a project, but the logistics become a budget-killing nightmare.

DC- thanks for the tip on the Morgan- it's in the budget but i am not a fan of the layout- ironically, adding a big box full of windows seems to have made the O/I hull seem dark and gloomy.

Talls- We also have a custom-built 26'ish mahogany cruiser with a hardtop, and after too many beers at the end of a hot day of painting and varnishing, I started to contemplate what it would take to rig a mast on her. Thankfully, I soon sobered up.
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Old 28-11-2010, 08:10   #22
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I'm looking for ideas.
Here's the parameters:
must have inside helm.
Draft less than 5'
Under $50K
What would you buy and why?
Dont forget that cape dory 300 motorsailer.great design,sails well

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