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Old 16-09-2015, 21:15   #31
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Re: What size boat can I start with & Grow into?

Originally Posted by Don C L View Post
If that boat goes for 2000 there is a very lucky buyer out there. I'd almost drive back there from Cal to get it for 2000, or double that!
Originally Posted by hamburking View Post

My Pearson 30 is pretty much the exact same boat, but 10 years newer, with a volvo diesel, all new standing rigging, chart plotter, autohelm, new sails, etc, etc, all in great condition, super clean, and I can't give it away for $7000US.
No offense, the newer 30 and the Vanguard are quite different and the Vanguard desirable as a cruiser, being 2000lbs. heavier. Areas of the hull are well over an inch thick and a full keel cruising under-body with keel hung rudder.
I've sailed on these and they feel like a locomotive on the water.
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Old 21-09-2015, 14:59   #32
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Re: What size boat can I start with & Grow into?
This is a great boat to sail. I have enjoied it. Time for me to buy a bigger boat for me to grow into. Great singlehand sailboat that loves ocean and river
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