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Old 28-11-2009, 17:45   #91
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The Ingrid 38' We have owned 2 of the Bluewater Ingrid 38's. The first was purchased when we lived in Bremerton WA. We sailed her throughout the Washington St/BC Gulf Islands before sailing her to La Paz,MX; where we tearflully sold her. Our current Bluewater Ingrid was found for sale in FT Myers, FL. She's a cutter versus the ketch rig of our first boat. We've found both boats to be very seaworthy,and even with their low freeboard we're rarely drenched. The full keels have made it less worrisome about going aground. We may be slow, but we get where we're going safely.
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Old 28-11-2009, 17:57   #92
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Or it just may be the Cumulant 38, Dutch built steel round bilge which every one on the dock says looks like a plastic boat. Is that a compliment? I just happen to be the owner.
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Old 28-11-2009, 18:15   #93
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My vote would go for either the Oyster 655 or the Beneteau 57. Probably the Oyster.
Own(ed) and have sailed both extensively.

Next year, we'll be able to comment on the Bordeaux 60 once she splashes.
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Old 28-11-2009, 18:36   #94
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I've been fortunate to spend some time crewing and delivering this boat:

1968 Abeking & Rasmussen Tripp Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

Lucky bugger indeed!...I'm salivating
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Old 28-11-2009, 18:37   #95
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Old 29-11-2009, 01:23   #96
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Hi,

I am new to this forum and love some of the boats that people have suggested. I am a real fan of the Tayana 37. However, I am surprised that nobody has mentioned the venerable CT Ketch. Here is a great example of a 54' that I would love to sail.

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Old 29-11-2009, 03:16   #97
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I like to think my Hans Christian is built like a brick $#!+ house. It's based on the Wetsnail 32 to some extent, but I think it really improved on it. Mariah's are nice too.

The crew is really a lot more important than the boat. Crews break before boats do.
The best brick $#!+ house would be a great topic to discuss. My vote is for this one way back in the Black Hills of SD.
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Old 29-11-2009, 18:13   #98
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Hal Roth, famous sailing author, racer and cruiser, was a pretty good judge of boats, and he chose as his last boat a Wauquiez Pretorian 35. I've always been a big fan as well, so much so that when Whisper became available after his death we bought her. Needless to say, I vote for the Pretorian.
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Old 02-12-2009, 02:35   #99
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The one I have is the best I can afford.
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Masquerade - Not too much wrong with the Martzcraft. One of the better cruising monos around
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Old 02-12-2009, 14:39   #101
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I am happy with the Martzcraft. It is a work in progress. I have put a new Kubotota motor in it, rewired it and put on a couple of new sails. I have also installed a big autopilot. I am now in the process of preparing the deck and cockpit for a new coat of paint. I am about to replace the two deck hatches and then the money will run out for a while. By the end of next year I hope to have a new set of instruments (wind, depth, log and GPS) fully integrated and a set of solar panels. Then... te boat will be dry, comfortable and safe and the South Pacific will be a little closer.
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Old 02-12-2009, 15:57   #102
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And I just love my Martzcraft as well. Solid built and comfortable to sail and live aboard, while not the fastest 35 around it's mine. The only thing left to add is a watermaker and next year is the Whitsundays and who knows where else.
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No question in my mind. A Fast Passage 39.
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Old 03-12-2009, 02:46   #104
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Drinky... I hope we meet each other one day on land and water... My Martzcraft is mine and I'll race you to the bar . Is yours a sloop or ketch?
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