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Old 27-04-2010, 12:01   #16
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Look at other boats too. When looking to buy there are some boats that will meet your needs just as well. The key issue is that you like their design, they have a good reputation and they have been well maintained by the previous owners.
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John,

I borrowed each of the books from the library and saved the list that Vigor gave and am using it as a basic search "template". Interestingly, the "Affordable" list by Nestor is full of boats that are out of my budget while the one from Vigor contains very good prospects.

No surprise, and for the best anyway, is that finding the right boat is rarely something that happens quickly.

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Old 27-04-2010, 14:25   #17
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Just in case you didn't get the reference to 'Dove' above. Robin Lee Graham finished his around the world, single handed trip on a Luder's 33. Might want to read his book 'Dove' to get a feel for the boat.

Still kick myself for not buying Dove when it was on the market a few years back.
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Rover, I remember reading this book long ago but didn't pay any attention to the boat itself. I have found none of the Luders in my area to look at, and I'm on San Francisco bay for heaven's sake. Is is just me or is the boat that a guy wants to find always be someplace else?
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Old 27-04-2010, 17:19   #19
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Is is just me or is the boat that a guy wants to find always be someplace else?

Yes, that would be right.

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Allieds were built in New York so that might be one factor.
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I wanted a CCA design from the '60s when I went looking for a boat. Took a long time to find my Pearson 35 on the West Coast. Unfortunately, most of the good boats are on the Right Coast. Keep looking as they do turn up if you are patient.
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Old 27-04-2010, 21:10   #22
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I wanted a CCA design from the '60s when I went looking for a boat. Took a long time to find my Pearson 35 on the West Coast. Unfortunately, most of the good boats are on the Right Coast. Keep looking as they do turn up if you are patient.
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You know, I've sailed and owned here for years and years and not until just the other day when I started looking for a blue water cruiser (that might be affordable) did I begin to discover that there's pretty slim pickins' around here. Lot and lots of Catalina's, Newports.....bay boats for sale. Good things come to those that wait, right?
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You know, I've sailed and owned here for years and years and not until just the other day when I started looking for a blue water cruiser (that might be affordable) did I begin to discover that there's pretty slim pickins' around here. Lot and lots of Catalina's, Newports.....bay boats for sale. Good things come to those that wait, right?
OaklandSailor: Boy are we in the same boat, make that no boat. I have been looking and looking. Being north of you in Vancouver, B.C.. We living places where boat leave not end up.

Personally I'm looking in Mexico now.
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I love my Luders 33
What is often not realized is how fast these boats are compared to other CCA boats like Alberg 30s, Bristol 32 and 35's.

The relatively deep draft and low COE makes the boat feel very stable and feel much bigger than it's size.

I also think the cabin is fairly well sized for it's era. No you don't have coffin (quarter) berth but who really sleeps in those anyway. Instead we have cavernous cockpit lockers....

As far as living aboard.... I am sure I could. My wife, perhaps. My wife, me, and our son. no. It all depends on perspective but for now we are doing the land life and using the boat for recreation and short cruises.
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OaklandSailor: Boy are we in the same boat, make that no boat. I have been looking and looking. Being north of you in Vancouver, B.C.. We living places where boat leave not end up.

Personally I'm looking in Mexico now.
I have a buddy in La Paz who says the boats for sale there are often more expensive than here in the US. I've also seen some examples of this. You might want to join the 'net' of US sailors: lapazgringos : La Paz Gringos

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