Originally Posted by hblask
So what is missing from the PDQ
I linked? Why is it not suitable?
The main problem with a PDQ32 is in my view payload. the pdq
is short with slim hulls so she is not made to handle the payload you need.
Second is the two double cabin
layout. For long term cruising
at least our kids
need time and space for themself.
We have a Mahe 36
, with much wider hulls for more payload and 3 double cabin
layout. For a cat I think this pretty much the minimum to cruise
long term as a faimly of 4 for us. Of course its doable on smaller boats but the choices below 36ft are few for production cat and one has to sacrifice a lot of comfort to go cruising in a cat that small. For example we looked at a Gemini
and a FP Maldives
and could not make this work for us, even though the price
was a fraction of our Mahe.
If you want to consider a mono is a different thing. I would not but the majority of cruisers are on monos and happy.
if you look at our Mahe your 150k USD budget
sounds OK if you can find a bargain. Our 2007 Mahe was less than that, even after adding expensive things like heating
, hardtop bimini
and lots of solar