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Old 06-02-2016, 19:53   #46
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Re: The Most Monohull Brand For the Least Money?

OK, here is one possibility:
37' Alberg Full Keel Sail 1974 - REDUCED!
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Last winter (2014) I came across an early 80s Pearson 30 which the seller reduced to $5K asking price. There was nothing wrong with it, other than the usual 35 year old boat ongoing maintenance stuff. It was one of those "have to sell her by some time certain" kind of a deal. I was helping a friend find a boat (his situation changed and he stopped looking for a while) but that was a great boat for very little money. I was surprised at the time that it did not sell at $5K. But thinking about it I realized that many newbies are not knowledgeable enough to just go ahead and get a boat like that, use it for a few years, learn the ropes so to speak and then either keep her long term and put some new money in - update electronics, etc or go on to a newish bigger/better something else. The deals are definitely out there if one is flexible enough as to the make/model and is willing to travel to where the boats are and/or can be sailed back home. I realize of course that living in New England, few miles away from the coast, helps a lot to have a greater choice but still - the deals are out there.

PS When I started club sailing in the mid-late 90s they had a lot of Pearsons and O'Days (30' to 39') having acquired them in bulk at the various bankruptcy sales in the late 80s-early 90s. I think both are great brands, very sturdy and well made. They're all long in the tooth by now of course but IMO they are two of the few makes worth maintaining and keeping long term if found without major structural issues (usually owner/neglect caused).
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Old 11-02-2016, 12:39   #48
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We are in the process of looking at a very nicely laid out 2002 Hunter Passage 456...and I'm trying VERY hard not to think about every lousy thing I've heard about the brand....
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We are in the process of looking at a very nicely laid out 2002 Hunter Passage 456...and I'm trying VERY hard not to think about every lousy thing I've heard about the brand....
Been there, done that. Do yourself a favor and get over it.

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INTERNATIONAL FOLKBOAT sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com

USD 1500 and upwards for a clean and simple one. Can sail around the world.

Pretty unbeatable in this size bracket.

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Hmmm....meaning "get over" the Hunter phobia? or get over how much I really like the comfort of this boat as a potential live-aboard?
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Hmmm....meaning "get over" the Hunter phobia? or get over how much I really like the comfort of this boat as a potential live-aboard?
You must not have read the linked thread. Get over the phobia and get yourself a great boat value, I did!
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I went to thread...but it's 38 pages long and I wasn't sure if you ended with one and changed your mind! We really liked the boat so thanks for the input....
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These threads are always so arbitrary and bias'ed. I will submit that it doesn't matter the make model or price as long as it's in fair weather, a tropical scenic area, and a frisky female counterpart is with you!
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These threads are always so arbitrary and bias'ed. I will submit that it doesn't matter the make model or price as long as it's in fair weather, a tropical scenic area, and a frisky female counterpart is with you!
This may be the best answer to all those "which is the best boat" threads!
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I have always loved the Miura 31 after a nice afternoon sail in a decent breeze.
I would love to know more about your thoughts? I'm about to make a offer on one
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Mine! Or one like it.
Yeah I have a Col 26 Mk2 and it's a tank and very roomy.
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Older, Olle Enderlein designed Hallberg-Rassys. Lotta boat for little money, solid.

But I'm biased. There are other great boats out there too which can be had, and not too dearly.

Newer, German Frers designed Hallberg-Rassys are also a lotta boat and solid too -but the little money part...not so much. Add a zero to end of the price for a used one. Double, or even triple it again for a new-production one.
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What about Irwin?
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