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Old 21-08-2013, 13:35   #1
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2 Family Boat Recomendation?

Hi all. My brother and I are looking into sharing a boat. We both have families with young kids. We are looking for something that can accommodate both families although most often just one would be sailing.

Ideally 2 full berths 2 heads and then as many single bunks / convertibles as possible.

We have mostly considered cats for space and stability issues but thought giving monos a look would be a good idea.

Any mono suggestions we should consider under 250k (well under appreciated!). Mostly considering used boats btw.

Vessel would spend most time in Seattle with summer cruising in pnw but the ability to consider blue water pacific sailing for 1-2 years a significant possibility

And no. We are not getting two boats! We are doing this together on purpose lol.

Cheers and many thanks!
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Old 21-08-2013, 13:42   #2
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Re: 2 family boat recomendation?

We have a mono and prefer to sail a mono but given your particulars, I would personally look at a cat.
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Old 21-08-2013, 13:47   #3
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Re: 2 family boat recomendation?

If you plan on blue water Pacific Ocean you do not want a CAT. OK for the protect Puget Sound and Islands.
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Old 21-08-2013, 13:54   #4
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Re: 2 family boat recomendation?

ours would be perfect, or any tricabin.
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Old 21-08-2013, 13:58   #5
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Re: 2 family boat recomendation?

Hi! Take a look at Beneteau - Oceanis 41. Besides being rugged and fitting your family's needs, it is also within your budget. Give it a test sail at an upcoming boat show. (Disclaimer: not associated with Beneteau in any capacity.) Good luck!

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Old 21-08-2013, 14:07   #6
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If you plan on blue water Pcific Ocean you do not wnat a CAT. OK for the protect Puget Sound and Islands.
Really? What makes you say this? I have several friends who have crossed the Pacific on cats successfully...
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Old 21-08-2013, 14:13   #7
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Really? What makes you say this? I have several friends who have crossed the Pacific on cats successfully...

Will you be taking children with you on any bluewater trips?
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Will you be taking children with you on any bluewater trips?
Ideallly yes. We would consider it once they a bit older and if we feel comfortable enough
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If you plan on blue water Pacific Ocean you do not want a CAT. OK for the protect Puget Sound and Islands.
Why do they not want a cat for crossing the pacific???
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Re: 2 family boat recomendation?

I would say bigger the better - 50 foot plus, the first good news is that at size then pretty much anything is capable of going anywhere (sane!). The second good news is that sounds like won't be short of crew (anything that size won't be a one man does everything boat, at least not for fun).

Make / Model? pretty much anything that fits budget, is in sound condition and is available when and where wanted.
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Why do they not want a cat for crossing the pacific???
maybe because a 35' breaking wave can flip a boat, mono's self right. you can cross the pacific in anything thou.
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When there are children aboard the adults need to think carefully about their safety.
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When there are children aboard the adults need to think carefully about their safety.
I intend to do so for kids and adults whether on land or water.
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Re: 2 family boat recomendation?

Let's get back to the basic question. Please. You asked what boat would be good for your intended sailing plans. The difficulty any of us face in even beginning to answer this question is that we have NO idea about what you like or dislike about boats in general (other than you suggesting a monohull). There are literally thousands of boats available, new and used. There are production boats. There are more substantial production boats. There are boats with one wheel or two. Catalina, Beneteau, Jenneau, local builders. What do you like down below? Light, a lot of teak, little teak?

Perhaps you an begin to understand the problems you raise. It's like asking: "I'm going on a road vacation and want a van, which one should I choose?"

In order to begin to answer you need to narrow the search and provide more criteria.

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Old 21-08-2013, 16:31   #15
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I certainly understand the difficulty of a what should I buy thread but I tried to be more specific.

We are looking at used cats 40-45' in the 200-300k range. Blue water capable but more comfortable midterm cruising in use.

I am just trying to get a general sense of what the rough monohull comparison would be esp if a bit cheaper. Other details in original post. Don't care about trim colors etc.

My ideal layout would be 2 master cabins 2 heads and then 4-8 bunks hammocks cots whatever for kids

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