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Old 30-05-2014, 06:38   #16
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I am quite smitten with "Shannon"

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Old 30-05-2014, 06:45   #17
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Shannon's are good boats and well built, not my cup of tea but I certainly understand those folks that love them.
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Old 30-05-2014, 07:00   #18
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While I haven't sailed them, just looking at pictures I do like these ones...

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Old 30-05-2014, 07:05   #19
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Cape George can really put on the miles in trade winds, much faster than I imagined but they carry lots of sail.
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Old 30-05-2014, 07:20   #20
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I think Morris builds the best looking boats today!
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Old 30-05-2014, 08:12   #21
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I have always loved Jonmeri Yachts. I am just not too keen on balsa cored hulls. I would say 1970s and 1980s Nautor Swans and Wauquiez would be my favorite.
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Old 30-05-2014, 08:35   #22
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Oiy, most of the boats I love are out of my price range.
Hinckleys because they get the lines right but there isn't one for my particular needs even if I had the money.
Hylas because they deliver a heck of a boat for the price and will do custom layouts.
Outbound 52 because they got it right, but still out of my range.
Catalina for production boats because they deliver a heck of a bang for the buck and build them a bit stouter than most production boat builders.
Morris, just because they build a beautiful, well built boat, the attention to detail is superb.
Currently I own a Cheoy Lee because it was the best I could get for my needs and in budget.
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Hinckley, Cape Dory
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I'm weird, but no surprise there. I like the older boats, ideally with ratlines, baggywrinkles and perhaps a yard or two. Or a nice schooner.
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For my realistic boat I'm a Catalina guy through and through. They are well constructed and at a reasonable price. They are not overly flashy but also not chinzy.

Now if you are talking dream I hit it big boat then that's a whole different story.
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I'm weird, but no surprise there. I like the older boats, ideally with ratlines, baggywrinkles and perhaps a yard or two. Or a nice schooner.
Apparently, you aren't the only one.



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Cal.

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Gaft rigged ketches are nice . Needless to say, I need to add rat lines to the Rose.
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