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Old 17-08-2016, 09:31   #16
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Re: "Normal" requirements - why so hard to find

Hunter Legend 40.5. Read my blog post about it before shaking head entitled "Hunter? Really?"

Has all you want and more and well within your budget. I'll deliver ��
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Old 17-08-2016, 10:14   #17
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Re: "Normal" requirements - why so hard to find

We just sold our 2007 Hanse 342 which would fit most of your requirements. Sailed well; self tacking jib, (normal sheeting is available), and good room. I'm 6'1" 200# and it worked fine for me.
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Old 17-08-2016, 10:15   #18
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Hell here are lots of boats meeting the OP list!!!!

Heck the Hunter 40.5 does it with over $40k of the budget left over.

There are so many I'm not even going to try to list them!
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Old 17-08-2016, 10:26   #19
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Re: "Normal" requirements - why so hard to find

I'd think there are plenty of boats that would match the OP's requirements as well. Our Bene First 375 would have done so although it was a little older than he wants. I've seen new Hanse layouts which were the same as our 375. There must be plenty more.
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Old 17-08-2016, 10:29   #20
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Re: "Normal" requirements - why so hard to find

I have to agree on the nav station in this size boat being a bit underused at least for me. I tend to find I don;t fit well in most of the stations on boats under 40' the bigger boats have nice ones. In 30-38' boats I'm happy just sitting at the table. But I'm a coastal cruiser so dinner time and chart time are rarely the same.
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Old 17-08-2016, 10:52   #21
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See if you can find a Hanse 341 or 342. I owned one for 6 years and loved it. Seem to fit your requirements and you should be able to find one on the used market in the $80K range.
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Old 17-08-2016, 10:55   #22
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Found this 342 for sale here: 2006 Hanse 342 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
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Old 17-08-2016, 12:16   #23
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Re: "Normal" requirements - why so hard to find

Beneteau 381 meets all these as well just conver the forward head to a sail locker/tool and spare parts room.
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Old 17-08-2016, 13:27   #24
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The Catalina 34 has the head just inside the companionway and we'll away from the v-berth. There is,one coming up for sale in East Jordan, MI. Think price will be 8n the mid 30k range......Come on down!
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Old 17-08-2016, 14:05   #25
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Re: "Normal" requirements - why so hard to find

Mine, only just up for sale, would be pretty near perfect except a) it is in Florida and b) has an in-mast mainsail. keel is 5.3 ft wing. galley is straight but has plenty of lean/wedge in places. Aft cabin queen is athwartships which is better IMO on a rolly night at anchor, OR it can be rigged fore/aft.

See here1998 Beneteau Center Cockpit Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
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Old 17-08-2016, 14:33   #26
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Re: "Normal" requirements - why so hard to find

I owned one of the Express Yachts/Goman 35 many years ago. This was designed and built by a couple ex-C&C management types in Canada. Not a huge production run, 80 or 90, if I recall.

Excellent sailing boats, well made, with several very smart ideas. Very attractive below. And they tick most all your boxes. Being older, they are very affordable and would allow you some cash to upgrade or personalize.

I would buy another without question. Just make sure it has not been abused.

Here is one for sale:

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Old 17-08-2016, 14:38   #27
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Re: "Normal" requirements - why so hard to find

My Cheoy Lee ticks all the boxes but its a 1979 model.
Double birth aft to starboard, foreward of that is a u shape galley. Amidships is a lovely salon and forward in the bow 2 single offset bunks. To port: pilot birth and foward facing nav, then the head. No furling on the main. Roller furling on the jib. Cutaway fore on the keel.
Maybe what you really want is a well kept older boat?
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Re: "Normal" requirements - why so hard to find

I thought several boats have heads and U galley on each side of the companionway... My friend's 36' Robert Perry does. Of course that cuts into area where cockpit lockers would be. I too would jettison the Nav Station requirement . My HR has a forward facing Nav Station and I'm thinking about removing it for the valuable storage/space. With electronics and a saloon table mine is pretty much unused.
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Re: "Normal" requirements - why so hard to find

Agree that the Catalina 32 and 34 tick off most of your needs with the exception of the nav station not being forward facing. I would be surprised if you will find a nav station that meets your stated criteria in most boats today.

The 32 may be a bit tight for you, but the 34 has one of the largest v-births of anything that Catalina has made. The big problem is finding one in the Great Lakes. Older models more prevalent than 2000 plus.
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Feeling 1090, older than specified but..... aft heads, big lazarette, forward facing nav table, trad main, headroom, light and airy.
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