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Old 02-04-2007, 06:27   #1
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Hello,

We currently own a 24' shamrock powerboat which we use offshore fishing from 30 miles to 90 miles offshore. We are thinking about selling it to purchase a 27-30 foot sailboat. I would love to have something we can cruise along the Texas and Mexico's coastline.

I grew up sailing everything from a sunfish to my fathers 27' Island Packet and have quite a few hours of water sailing">blue water sailing.

I am married with 2 kids, 9 and 2 and need room to keep everyone happy. I've been looking at the older 30' S2 center console, which seems to have quite a bit of room. Is this boat built well enough to handle rough sea conditions? Is there something comparable that I should look at?

This is a great forum and look forward to being part of the group.

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Old 02-04-2007, 07:05   #2
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Do you mean center cockpit? It would help the old hands on the forum to know an approximate budget for the boat.

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Old 02-04-2007, 07:20   #3
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Yes, center cockpit. Approximate budget would be below 40k. Also looking at the 27' cape dory and 27' compac yacht; not as roomy though.

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I have a high opinion of Cape Dory. Assuming it has been well maintained, they are well built little boats. I have several friend who own them and are quite happy with them.

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Old 02-04-2007, 12:05   #5
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Aloha Steve,
Welcome aboard! The largest interior I've seen for a 30 footer is the Newport 30. Pretty certain it would handle what your purpose would be if it had newer rigging and sails. If you could get one at a reduced rate then you'll be able to spend some money getting her some new rigging and sails. Good luck in your search.
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G'day Steve,
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Welcome aboard Steve.

I wish you good luck in finding yourself a sailboat in the range of 27 to 30 feet.
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I don't know if you are intersted; but I have a Pearson 36, 1973, with new Yanmar engine and many upgrades. Looking to sell it at any time before next June, 2008. I have a boat moving up to CT at that time and I don't want to have 2 boats at one time.
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Got a Morgan 36 O/I for sale behind my house...Brand new Perkins 4-108. (not a typo, brand new)

Asking 23K US.

(Not my boat, renting the dock)

A guy across the canal is selling a 63' ketch for $25K.
Lots of room down below...And I mean lots...

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Any more info on that 63' ketch? That sounds too good to be real. Is it still floating? For 23K, I would consider buying as a liveaboard, and having a 2nd boat for sailing.

Could you post a photo of it?? Thanks,

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