I currently have a 2000 Tartan 3700 with a 7'25 inch keel
that I have spent lots of money
on to get it where I want it. Now my wife has a job offer on the east coast
and I am concerned that the keel
is to deep to really be able to use the boat there. Due to this I had basically made up my mind to sell it and buy a new boat with a shorter keel.
So basically what I am seeking advice on is twofold;
1) Will I be able to use the boat up and down the Intercostal/marinas along the east coast
and the Bahamas/Caribbean region? and
2) When I decide to sell it on the East Coast, will the keel length be a disadvantage and make it harder to sell?
Also is it worth the cost of Sailing/Trucking the boat to the east coast. If sailing the boat I probably need to take the mast
down and service
all the standing rigging
I hate the idea of selling the boat, but am concerned with the cost of moving the boat, using the boat and reselling the boat in the future.
Any and all thoughts opinions are welcome.