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Old 16-02-2009, 14:21   #31
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Originally Posted by Vega1860 View Post
BTW Jim: We know John Neal from our year in Friday Harbor and from the American Vega Association. Did you know that the name of his company comes from the boat he sailed out of Vancouver. around the Pacific and back in the nineteen seventies, the Albin Vega 27 "Mahina"? We ran into the family John sold her to - still cruising, still seaworthy and looking ready to go again.
G'Day Vega,

Yep, we've met John, and read Voyage of the Mahina years ago. And, once again, we know and admire many cruisers in smaller boats. And, once again, I still think that considering the original parameters stated by Creaky, and with his further comments later in the thread, that a larger yacht will suit his needs better than a smaller one.

I certainly have no problem with the Albin as a boat. They have a long and distinguished record of successful passages. I am always pleased to read of folks on any boat that have used them as extensively as you have and who are as happy with the boat as you obviously are. Good onya, mate! We expect to be in the SW Pacific for the foreseeable future (we really like it there), and if you get out that way again I reckon we'd enjoy sharing an anchorage with you.


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Old 16-02-2009, 17:27   #32
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Welcome aboard Creaky. I will throw my two cents worth in too. I am also looking for another boat. My wife was pretty insistant on a 40 footer. But having looked at many boats, I can tell you that a wel thought out design in a 34 or 35 can have more living and usable space inside than some 40 footers. (an aft cabin adds alot of usable interior) It's a matter of looking at alot of boats and choosing one that has what you want regardless of the size.

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