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Old 15-11-2018, 13:18   #1
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Which Pacific Seacraft

Even though I have only owned a Catalina 30 mkii for a few months, I have decided to look for sailboats that are a bit more sturdy for cruising out of the bay. Hopefully up to Alaska ,or with more experience, to Hawaii. I have made a budget of $80,000 or less, and have come across Pacific Seacraft 34s, Flickas, and Danas. The less money I need to spend the better, obviously, but I would like to know if it is worth the extra money to go from the Flicka to the Pacific Seacraft 34 are worth it. What build differences and sailing characteristics are different between the them? Which is the best deal for what I want to do?

What I am looking at:
Wheel 34 built in 1992- $80,000
Dana built in 2002- $50,000
Flicka built in 1991- $20,000

Thank you so much for all the replies in advance.
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Old 15-11-2018, 13:54   #2
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And a wheel 34 built in 1989(not in great condition compared to the first 34)- $60,000
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did you consider the crealock 31?
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Old 15-11-2018, 14:02   #4
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Yes, but they are all too new/expensive in California for what I am looking for.
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Old 15-11-2018, 14:20   #5
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A PSC34 in your budget is likely going to need so much work it will ultimately be well beyond your budget. I would focus on a Dana or a larger good old boat that can be brought up to snuff within your means.
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Old 15-11-2018, 15:36   #6
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Old 15-11-2018, 20:42   #7
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I looked at a Dana this past summer.



I was amazed that everything was squeezed into this solid little craft: Head (with a door), inboard diesel, galley with oven/range, two births, lots of hand rubbed teak - all in a 24' craft.



Plus, it came with a trailer.


What a wonderful little yacht. Can I call it a yacht?
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Old 16-11-2018, 14:07   #8
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If you could learn to love a tiller , my vote would be a Westsail 32 . Now before we start in with the Westsail jokes , let me just say this , It was designed By Bill Crealock . Right , for what you are talking about a 20' - 25' boat would not work well IMO . In your area there are some very experienced long distance cruisers , Dave King , Randy Leasure . You can find those guys and others here . WOA Home page

Also you have a good budget check out these W 32's for sale .
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...and have come across Pacific Seacraft 34s, Flickas, and Danas. The less money I need to spend the better, obviously, but I would like to know if it is worth the extra money to go from the Flicka to the Pacific Seacraft 34 are worth it. What build differences and sailing characteristics are different between the them? Which is the best deal for what I want to do?

What I am looking at:
Wheel 34 built in 1992- $80,000
Dana built in 2002- $50,000
Flicka built in 1991- $20,000

Thank you so much for all the replies in advance.

You are aware of not only the money but the sizes of the boats, right?


After your C30 a Flicka could seem claustrophobic to you, nice as they are.



Good luck.
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Old 16-11-2018, 14:35   #10
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If you are planning sailing to Alaska up the Pacific coast I sure would not want to do it in a vessel with as short a waterline as the Flicka or Dana. Too slow, not enough fuel tankage.
Now if you planned to trailer the boat to the Puget Sound then go up the Inside Passage much more doable.
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If you are planning sailing to Alaska up the Pacific coast I sure would not want to do it in a vessel with as short a waterline as the Flicka or Dana. Too slow, not enough fuel tankage.
Now if you planned to trailer the boat to the Puget Sound then go up the Inside Passage much more doable.
Like Paul said if you go small just trailer it up. I am particularly fond of Norísea 27ís for this purpose. The only thing that keeps me from owning one now is that my wife and I want more room and the ability to have guests come and visit us when we get to where we are going. If it was just me no biggie but I lived in a 27ft sailboat for 2yrs and know exactly how cramped things can get when you get all your gear and 2 people on board.
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Each is unique in it's own way. Flicka is small, and will be slow, but you would have a sea boat. Dana is really a mini yacht. Well planned, good sailing, also strong. The 34 is probably the best sailing of the three. It is very close to being a down sized 37, but proportionality beamier. For cruising, I think that would be the best choice. More storage, a little easier to move around in and on, but faster due to the longer waterline. It certainly is s very capable boat.Not sure who owned PSC in 92, but it was a time when there boats were really good. If it is in really nice condition, not too bad a price. I think they still hold their value pretty well, but it is a boat for a traditionalist. Standard keel would be better than shoal draft. Check the fuel tank, there have been problems with corrosion on the bottom, but, easy to get out, and a capable welder can put a new bottom in it. I cruised my 37 for 10 years, and wish I had it back.
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Man those Dana 24 go for a pretty penny!

Really worth that much more than a Nor'sea at a much smaller size?

Why for chrissakes?
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Man those Dana 24 go for a pretty penny!

Really worth that much more than a Nor'sea at a much smaller size?

Why for chrissakes?
I love the Dana 24 but thatís my thought as well.
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There are also a ton of other boats in your price range and would meet your criteria without the price a PS demands while leaving you money to spare for a refit.
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