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Old 06-05-2008, 08:38   #1
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Dana 24 and other blue water pocket cruisers

Hello fellow sailors, I am interested in any info on the Dana 24 and other small yet fully-livable pocket cruisers. I plan to own one in the next several years. I'm also interested in chartering such a vessel, especially if it's on the east coast where I live. ddrumone
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I am interested in any info on the Dana 24 and other small yet fully-livable pocket cruisers.
A lot depends on what you mean by “fully-livable”; Standing headroom, standing headroom in an enclosed head, standing headroom in a dedicated shower, central A/C, provision to carry one’s surfboard/mother-in-law/PWC, or just the basics of western life… ability to provide three hots and a cot…

In any case, there is probably little argument that in general terms the Dana 24 is near the top of the food-chain for reality-sized craft (and least as far as fit and finish of generally available vessels are concerned…).

Here’s three books I’ve had around for awhile – they that may help round out your research, if you have not thumbed through them already..

Handbook of Small Boat Cruising
http://tinyurl.com/62q89t

Sailing Small
http://tinyurl.com/5f7sbe

Twenty Small Boats to Take You Anywhere
http://tinyurl.com/5os5lt

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