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Old 25-09-2009, 05:55   #16
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Couple of suggestions

I started sailing as a member of a local sailing club, and they had a fleet of Pearson 26's. Great little boat - surprisingly fast, uncomplicated (outboard motor), strong little boat. My first boat (that I bought/owned) was a 1978 O'Day 27 that I bought for $6,500. We had a blast with that thing. It had a single cylinder 8hp Yanmar which was nice because it got me familiar with the maintainance of an inboard diesel engine.

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Old 28-09-2009, 03:55   #17
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Alberg, Pearson, you said you wanted a cruiser. Read some issues of 'Good Old Boat'

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Old 28-09-2009, 06:05   #18
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Also, take a look at the MacGregor 26. Either the x or m model. They are good starter boats in that with the large outboard you can get out of and correct many mistakes.
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Old 28-09-2009, 08:02   #19
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Where are you located? if you are on the East coast, I can direct you to some places where you can pick up very good small boats at very good prices..
If you are on the west coast..... sorry...
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Old 01-10-2009, 15:10   #20
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