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Old 12-02-2010, 07:26   #16
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Here ya go, doesn't get any better. By a nice dodger and bimini with side cloth and go play.

1985 Wauquiez Pretorien Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
I actually like the Wauquiez Pretoriens, but the 35s seem to be lacking in fuel and water capacity at 21 and 55 gallons respectively. But maybe there are plenty of boats in the Caribbean with similar capacities whose crew have learned to adapt. Just seems light to me for a family of four.

Any opinions on that?
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Old 12-02-2010, 07:28   #17
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Try looking at the CSY's , they were built for the Caribbean....lots of of them out there in your price range......for 100k you can find one that's been refitted and ready to go...plus they are solid glass no core....and an encapsulated keel.....damn near bullet proof.................Ed
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I dont understand why resale value would be an issue, after all,you would be getting it cheaper when you buy it. On the engine hours,i would rather have a diesel with high hours put on in a short time but maintained than one with low hours accumulated over a long period.
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Old 12-02-2010, 07:47   #19
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I dont understand why resale value would be an issue, after all,you would be getting it cheaper when you buy it. On the engine hours,i would rather have a diesel with high hours put on in a short time but maintained than one with low hours accumulated over a long period.
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Steve, thanks for your input. I didn't mean resale value. I meant resale in general and the ability to sell it. Because so many people do have an aversion to ex-charter boats the pool of buyers seems to be greatly diminished, taking longer to sell the boat. But I don't have any first-hand knowledge of that, so it could very well be an unfounded concern. Again, though, this isn't a huge concern of ours, but it is something to consider. But buying an ex-charter already in the Caribbean is high on our list of possibilities.
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Old 12-02-2010, 07:57   #20
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look at these .......csy 44 Boats For Sale
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I actually like the Wauquiez Pretoriens, but the 35s seem to be lacking in fuel and water capacity at 21 and 55 gallons respectively. But maybe there are plenty of boats in the Caribbean with similar capacities whose crew have learned to adapt. Just seems light to me for a family of four.

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You're correct, tankage is a short coming, especially if you have a family of four. We are just two and it hasn't been an issue. You might look at something like this, which has lots of tankage and a good price for a very good boat:

1975 Whitby 42 Center Cockpit Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
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CSY's have huge tankage........400 gal water/ 100 gal fuel......and 21 cu.ft of refrigeration.........not a lot of bright work to maintain ....Sea worthy and safe...Great sail plan................and classic cutter lines...23 ports and hatches to open for ventilation . Go's to a 20 knt wind like she's on rails......Ed
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Tayana 37's were mentioned in the OP and have a lot of supporters, but my favorite Tayana is the 42. They have less teak to maintain, a more modern underbody and are better sailer. Here's one at a great price (usually they are well over $100K):

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