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Old 23-07-2009, 12:11   #1
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Great Site! Lots and lots of great info. Thanks to all!!We sail out of Nova Scotia, Canada. Currently have a Douglas 32 sailboat but are looking at buying our retirement boat within the next 1-3 years. We plan on heading to the Caribbean for one year +/- and see what happens from there. I have been sailing for approx. 16 years and my wife for 4 years. I have owned a Mirage 25 then a Contessa 26, Mirage 24 and now Douglas 32.Have been researching cruising boats on the net and buying many ,many booksover the past several years. Have narrowed my search to about 10 different boats but still see others that peek some interest. Am fond of late 70's and 80's and 36-40 ft..Happy sailing to all.Greg
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Old 23-07-2009, 12:55   #2
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Welcome Greg. Hope you find he right boat and enjoy your future cruise.

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Old 23-07-2009, 14:54   #3
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Greg.
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Old 23-07-2009, 16:06   #4
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Hi Greg and welcome. Where in Nova Scotia do you sail out of?
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Old 26-07-2009, 20:15   #5
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Aloha and Welcome aboard!
Hope you find your dream boat.
I sail an International Folkboat from time to time and really like it. Your Contessa would be similar.
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Old 29-07-2009, 12:47   #6
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Welcome to the forum.
I have a friend restoring a contessa 26, beautiful boat. What are you thinking about for a cruising boat?
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Old 30-07-2009, 10:17   #7
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Thanks Erika for the welcome noteI agree the Contessa is a beauty. Looking at various over the past few years and have a list of approx. 10 +/-. This list has been modified several times and I am sure it will be several more before actual buy!Current list is;Morgan 38Cal 39Tartan 37Bayfield 36Sabre 38Cheoy Lee Pedrick36 & 41Corbin 39Hood Wauguiex 35 & 38Krogen 38Souther Cross 35opinions and or comments are much welcome.Cheers,Greg
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Old 30-07-2009, 11:17   #8
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I can vouch for the Tartan 37, my parents sailed around the world in one (Hull#1)
Here is a great website that may help compare your choices
Sail Calculator Pro v3.53 - 2000+ boats
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