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Old 16-04-2014, 22:41   #1
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Shaking a pop can and opening it -Seaworthiness

Hey guys, I'm just curious on some of the most seaworthy sailboat designs under 30ft. Just wanting opinions. thanks!
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I would put the San Juan 24 at the top of the list!!!
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Definitely a nice looking boat and with a 51% Bal./Disp., nice!

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Hey guys, I'm just curious on some of the most seaworthy sailboat designs under 30ft. Just wanting opinions. thanks!
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Re: Shaking a pop can and opening it -Seaworthiness

By seaworthy I assume you mean for blue water offshore work? I have sailed a SJ 24 extensively and would not put it on the list, although it's a great little boat for local sailing. It's a lot smaller than many others at up to 30 feet also. Alberg 30, Cape Dory 30, maybe Baba 30 etc would be on my list with many more.
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By seaworthy I assume you mean for blue water offshore work? I have sailed a SJ 24 extensively and would not put it on the list, although it's a great little boat for local sailing. It's a lot smaller than many others at up to 30 feet also. Alberg 30, Cape Dory 30, maybe Baba 30 etc would be on my list with many more.
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Ya the San Juan would make a perfect coastal cruiser, but might be a little too weighted down with all the gear for a long passage. nice boat none the less!
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Hey thanks goat i put that link in my favorites on my computer
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Well then, you best be putting this on your favourites too;

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Dana 24. I like Bill Crealock's designs.
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Dana 24. I like Bill Crealock's designs.
i cant deny its a nice boat but for the price is it really worth it, you could get much bigger for the same price, nice none the less.
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i cant deny its a nice boat but for the price is it really worth it, you could get much bigger for the same price, nice none the less.
I sailed one named Green Envy - well suited.

The quality of the boat is great. It is solid with quality equipment. All kinds of nice Crealock touches. You get what you pay for.
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yeah i guess thats always how it goes, " You get what you pay for"
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