First used boat shopping
trip complete... it was fun... well spent few days.
Saw.. in order...
Passport40... outside was nice.. inside did not accommodate my 6'3" frame - small berths, hit my head
everywhere walking around. Plus looked like a furniture store inside.
Valiant 40... small berths for me. scary long distance from the mast
to the jib
(J). didn't sail her.
Masone 33... looked reasonable to me. don't know about the sailing qualities.. in the end decided not big enough.
Tashiba 31... very nice boat... no chance i could sleep in these small berths. wanted to like this boat since it would be simple to own.
Baba 40... fell in love with this boat. 6' 10" long berth in the forepeak. sailed nicely - felt competent with a deep smoldering capability. teak
decks were bad news.
My wife requested we look at a pilothouse. One broker said the deck
prisms were a thing of the past... this true? marvelous devices.
At this point, i am wondering if a Valiant 47 has a large berth somewhere... (I like the SA/Disp).