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Old 15-04-2013, 19:54   #31
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Re: What is better for open seas?

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Hey Dos Gatos I am Actually going to Auburn university and who says I can dry dock it ? And work on it till I get it ready ?
Auburn? Well I won't hold that against you.

So why not park a boat on Lake Harding live there and commute? It's only about 20 miles.
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Old 15-04-2013, 20:06   #32
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I have a choey lee 30 lived on it for a year loved it it has a full keel that's what you want sails like a Cadillac
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Old 15-04-2013, 20:08   #33
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Welcome aboard Seth. Good luck in your search and with your studies.
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Old 16-04-2013, 06:28   #34
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Re: What is better for open seas?

welcome.

you need to sail everything so you can make up your own mind. your sailing style is different from everyone elses, as per all folks. one souls favorite boat willnot be yours.
no. lighter boats do not get to port faster than heavier ones.....hull speed is hull speed, and that is what you can count on for boat speed in certain conditions.
i can tell ye i have gotten into port faster on a heavby displacement cruiser than i did in a coronado 25.....
so sail everything and have a ball. then decide.
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Old 16-04-2013, 09:06   #35
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Re: What is better for open seas?

Here is a list of blue water boats:
Atom Voyages - Good Old Boats List
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Old 16-04-2013, 09:26   #36
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Re: What is better for open seas?

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That pathetic old list doesn't include anything designed after 1960. The point seems to be that there's not a single boat on the list designed by such builders as Beneteau, Catalina, Juneau, Hunter, Hanse, et cetera. In other words, the makers of 80% of all sailboats currently being manufactured don't qualify. To get on that list, pretty much the main thing a manufacturer had to do is go out of business.

These can be such tiresome conversations. The OP, who has 9 posts on this forum, has started three threads, one asking for comparisons between a Pearson 30 and a Catalina 30, one saying he wants to buy a Westsail 32, and this one. And now he's getting the advice on "blue water boats" he deserves, from someone with an O'Day Daysailor.
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Old 16-04-2013, 09:28   #37
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Well I have right now a Colombia 23 and I am looking to Buy A Catalina 30 but not sure how they handle out in the open sea. I have been sailing for 7 years
Many will poo-poo Catalina. My dock neighbor has a Catalina 30 that has been from California to Hawaii two times and California to Southern Mexico.
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Old 16-04-2013, 09:35   #38
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Yankee 30 is a wonderful cruiser for a 30 footer. Years ago we ran into a couple of them sailing offshore. Pretty on the eyes as well.
Agreed! These are beautiful little Sparkman & Stevens designed 30 footers and you can get one for $8-12K depending.
Great choice.
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Re: What is better for open seas?

there are so many different kinds of boats and manufacturers and each boat handles different and each soul sails different--GO SAIL SOME then decide... noone csan pick out someone else's boat--is like picking out someone else's life mate....
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Re: What is better for open seas?

What are your ambitions? You mention "at sea".... I would probably buy a more stout boat than the Catalina if you plan to cross oceans. Nothing wrong with the Catalina mind you, but it's really built more for coastal sailing. There are stout older boats in the 30 ft range that might suit you better... if I understand your requirements....
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there are so many different kinds of boats and manufacturers and each boat handles different and each soul sails different--GO SAIL SOME then decide... noone csan pick out someone else's boat--is like picking out someone else's life mate....
I think that he is just asking for recommendations.
Back when I was a bachelor I was always asking my friends for recommendations!!!! That's how I found my current future ex-wife.
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I am looking to buy a 30 foot sailboat. What you you guys recommend for me ?
I am thinking about buying a 150 m2 house. What do you, Sethx, recommend for me?
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I am thinking about buying a 150 m2 house. What do you, Sethx, recommend for me?

I'm partial to ceramic tile roofs, so make sure it has one of those.
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I think that he is just asking for recommendations.
Back when I was a bachelor I was always asking my friends for recommendations!!!! That's how I found my current future ex-wife.
Mucha gracias Laim Wald. Exactly what I was asking for
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Re: What is better for open seas?

Hi Seth -

Welcome to CF

Here is a great blog about a Catalina 30 that crossed the pacific (the owners actually just learned that it had also done so 20 years prior): http://sailpanache.com/ (ignore the part about putting the boat on a reef -- you don't want to do that)

Anyway, most (including me) would probably not chose a C30 for a long bluewater passage but some are forced to by finances. Read - learn - sail - sail some more. on't be discouraged by the snipers . . . they'll never think you're good enough, rich enough, experienced enough - whatever.

Have fun. That is the point, ain't it?

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