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Old 21-06-2012, 19:19   #1
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So when you can't afford a Bristol C C 28,

what similar, proven, more affordable boat do you take a close look at?

Still focusing on (but not married to) cutter rigs, conducive to singlehanding anywhere.
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Old 21-06-2012, 19:32   #2
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Re: So when you can't afford a Bristol C C 28,

Southern Cross 28
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Old 21-06-2012, 19:35   #3
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Thanks very much! Anybody else?
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Old 21-06-2012, 19:46   #4
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Re: So when you can't afford a Bristol C C 28,

My girlfriend asked me "do all boats need so much work "? My responce was well of course they do
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Old 21-06-2012, 21:34   #5
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Re: So when you can't afford a Bristol C C 28,

How many people as regular crew? Any kids?
Sailing experience?
What's your budget to buy and outfit the boat? (living and cruising costs extra.)
Where are do you want to sail out of? Which coast do you want to set off from and more specifically where on that coast?
Where to you want to go?
Are you looking to cruise extensively or liveaboard and occasionally take several weeks or months off to nip around the Caribbean or Baja?
Any really strong preferences to start with? (full/fin keel, mono/multi, spade/skeg/attached rudder, sloop/cutter/mizzen rigged)
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Re: So when you can't afford a Bristol C C 28,

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what similar, proven, more affordable boat do you take a close look at?

Still focusing on (but not married to) cutter rigs, conducive to singlehanding anywhere.
Please tell us your price range.
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Old 22-06-2012, 05:59   #8
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Re: So when you can't afford a Bristol C C 28,

I'll narrow it down this much: @ $40K. I left it very general on purpose.

Southern Cross was a good call, as was the Nor'Sea (but did I read a caveat somewhere about the Yanmar 2GM?- serviceable engine is important!).

thanks all!
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what similar, proven, more affordable boat do you take a close look at?

Still focusing on (but not married to) cutter rigs, conducive to singlehanding anywhere.
Guess what I would recommend!
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Re: So when you can't afford a Bristol C C 28,

Hunter 37 cutter a lot of boat for the money.
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Re: So when you can't afford a Bristol C C 28,

Any old Islander from the 60's - 70's
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Re: So when you can't afford a Bristol C C 28,

southern cross 31 (more comparable to a bcc, the SC28 is a much smaller 28')
allied seawind 30
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Old 22-06-2012, 07:04   #13
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Re: So when you can't afford a Bristol C C 28,

Although the price ceiling will start to increase...
Falmouth Cutter
Shannon 28,
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Re: So when you can't afford a Bristol C C 28,

There is a Cal 40 for sale near Seattle for $18,500, that's right $18-1/2K.

Plenty big, several have been round the world., nice and fast, big side decks, 2 pilot berths and plenty of storage. Intermediate upper shrouds already in place so you are half way to installing your own removable staysailstay.


Or look at a Cal 34.
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