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Old 20-10-2010, 16:46   #61
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If you're going to look, look at something larger than a 32!!!

I ownd a 30' Hunter for tooo many years, I should have gone larger years before I changed my desires from sailing to power. A small boat can consume just as much money as a larger boat, BUT IT AINT NO WAY GONNA GET LARGER!!!

Get the largest boat you can afford. Just consider sailing speed if nothing else. The bigger boats will get between point A to B while you are still half way there. AND IT MATTERS! Comforts! The larger the boat, the more comfort you will have even if it only provides space for storing junk and yes, there will be junk needing storage.

A larger boat handles better in rough weather. I hated having to go out into the wind in my 30' Hunter even if the wind was only 20K if I had to pound into it. Thing about it!!!


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Old 20-10-2010, 17:04   #62
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one thing to look for if you can find it is a fresh water boat. the premium you pay for a fresh water history is more than offset by the better condition of the boat - at least that is what I saw when I was out there looking at lots of boats. Lots and lots of boats in the Great Lakes and depending what you will pay to get it where you are (or maybe sail it there yourself) it can be a great deal.

also, a shorter sailing season in the north and less uv damage helps also

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Old 21-10-2010, 03:23   #63
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and will pull my chestnuts out of the fire. WD
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