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Old 28-01-2021, 11:48   #31
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pacific seacraft dana 24 is 27 overall length. looks like a sweet full keel boat for single handing and will go almost anywhere you like
I'm planning to buy a brand new sailboat; the only solid decision of the process so far!? TY though.
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Old 28-01-2021, 11:51   #32
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I do enjoy my new boat. Great for longer trips. What ever you decide I hope you post pictures when you get it.
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Old 28-01-2021, 11:53   #33
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Re: In production 27 ft sailboats.

Why would you want to buy a new 27' sailboat especially as a beginner?

The cost must be totally outrageous for such a small boat.
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Old 28-01-2021, 12:07   #34
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The cost must be totally outrageous for such a small boat.
Cost is not bad - under 100k.
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Old 28-01-2021, 12:16   #35
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Cost is not bad - under 100k.
Like I said, crazy expensive for a 27' sailboat especially for a beginner.

You may find a 27' sailboat is too light and small and you get beat up to much when it's rough.

You can buy nice 27' sailboats all day long for under $25,000 (with electronics, anchors, etc) and many for a lot less than that. And some for a bit more.

https://www.yachtworld.com/boats-for.../?length=27-28
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Old 28-01-2021, 12:36   #36
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Like I said, crazy expensive for a 27' sailboat especially for a beginner.
You can buy nice 27' sailboats all day long for under $25,000 (with electronics, anchors, etc) and many for a lot less than that. And some for a bit more.
Under 100k for a 27ft sailboat is reasonable IMO. I could get into the details of my reasoning, but it would be out of scope for the purpose of this post; let's discuss the $ subject in another thread. I'm trying to make a short list of likely future sailboats to test before my purchase.
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Old 28-01-2021, 12:38   #37
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I will also research saffier yachts. I'm more interested in a stable calmer sailboat. A good design. some of these boats, like first 27 se, seemed to be designed just for racing, could be hard for me to handle single handed. What else I might be missing; I'm open for shorter and longer models too...
Given that this is intended to be an interim boat, I think you should back off on the it being new criterion. This should open up your search horizons immensely as I'm sure there are a good number of used 27'ers on the East Coast in decent condition. Save the "new" money for your forever boat when you decide what that will be.
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Old 28-01-2021, 12:38   #38
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Under 100k for a 27ft sailboat is reasonable IMO. I could get into the details of my reasoning, but it would be out of scope for the purpose of this post; let's discuss the $ subject in another thread. I'm trying to make a short list of likely future sailboats to test before my purchase.
Okay.

It's up to you, but I hope this isn't your first boat.
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Old 28-01-2021, 12:42   #39
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Re: In production 27 ft sailboats.

Let's open a new thread for the brand new or used first sailboat concerns. Otherwise this thread will lose its purpose.
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Given that this is intended to be an interim boat.
I might've given kinda wrong impression about when would be the time for something over 30ft. The 'interim' may last 10 yrs or more. During that time, I won't ever need a cruiser. All I'll need is a daysailor and barely a weekender. I have no problem buying a new good quality product, but I hate when I buy something with too many features that I won't ever use. There are more details to this decision that I don't want to get in here. Let's focus on the subject in hand.
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Old 28-01-2021, 12:56   #41
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Re: In production 27 ft sailboats.

I've skimmed the entire thread and unless I missed it, here's a question no one has asked the OP:

"Lexi, what's you sailing background/experience?"
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Old 28-01-2021, 13:02   #42
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It's up to you, but I hope this isn't your first boat.
I understand where you're coming from though, but for this thread, I'd like to be able to make a short list. You see after testing a few boats, I might even decide to take a completely differet path, but for now, I want to see what new boats I'm missing. I can go with even a little shorter or longer boats.
I had a Sunfish. I bought that new as well. Sailed the heck out of it. When I moved to the East Coast, I gave it to a friend.
In btw, I'll be taking a few sailing classes which will help me test some more boats.
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Old 28-01-2021, 13:06   #43
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Re: In production 27 ft sailboats.

Maybe I will never get rid of it. I might even end up in a trawler one day and fit the 27ft in it somehow. Who knows. Let's get back to the list.
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Old 28-01-2021, 13:10   #44
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"Lexi, what's you sailing background/experience?"
I had a Sunfish. Sailed the heck out of it. Rented various dingies with friends.
I'll be taking a few sailing classes before finalizing my decision which will help me test some more boats. I really want to skip the owning of 22 ft range sailboats step, and don't go over 30ft at all this time. A practical, low maintenance, new daysailor / weekender around ~27ft.
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Old 28-01-2021, 13:22   #45
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Re: In production 27 ft sailboats.

The more I read the more I think the Compac 27 is what you will end up with.

Buying new you can leave off the items you fell are not needed too.
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