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Old 05-02-2021, 10:54   #31
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Re: Best smalls seaworthy sailboats on USA second hand market ?

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This book is a great place to start to at least get an idea of what you maybe interested in.

My vote would be for a Cape Dory 30.

Good luck!

My vote would be for the Bristol 27 because I know how strong mine is at a cost of $2,000, and the one in the post above cost $1,000 and also crossed three oceans


You do have to rough it a bit though on a boat like the Bristol 27 because there are few modern conveniences
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Re: Best smalls seaworthy sailboats on USA second hand market ?

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This book is a great place to start to at least get an idea of what you maybe interested in.

My vote would be for a Cape Dory 30.

Good luck!
Yeah I think the old school 30 footers are good blends of sea-worthy traits, livable volume and ease of handling packed into a small package. I definitely considered a CD before I got my boat and my buddy's Cheoy Lee Luders 30 is also a good choice IMO. One of my complaints of 30 footers though is that the interior layout often tries to make a small boat look like a bigger boat on the inside, and useful volume goes to waste.
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Re: Best small seaworthy sailboats on USA second hand market ?

Here is a nice looking Bristol 32 a bit over your price but no one pays asking price. She's located in Florida.



https://www.boattrader.com/boat/1972...ol-32-7706490/
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Re: Best small seaworthy sailboats on USA second hand market ?

Alberg 30 would be a good choice. They are abundant and built well. You can easily find a good one ready to go for under $10000 USD. The only thing lacking is storage but any reasonable person could cruise one wherever.
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