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Old 03-08-2014, 20:55   #16
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Re: Best SMALL sailboats to live on

I really like my Nor'sea 27. With the bowsprit, it measures about 30'.
for under 26', Flicka or Dana would top the list, then Cape Dory 25 would be worth considering. A lot depends on how much space you want and how you're going to use the boat. A boat you'll live on is one thing, but whether it stays at the dock or for frequent travels could mean a different type of boat to consider.

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Old 04-08-2014, 04:45   #17
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What are your sailing plans? Or will this be a 'dockominium'?


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Old 04-08-2014, 05:43   #18
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Not sure why you are restricting yourself to 26' but you should take a look at a Cape Dory 28. Good solid boats, full headroom, decent berths, sails beautifully and you can usually find one that needs a little elbow grease for under $20K

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