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Old 02-09-2017, 20:48   #1
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Help/info.

Just stopped in to say hi, and to pick some people's brains.

What you be a good starting sailboat for the great lakes? (overnights and or a couple weeks at a time.)

I have a motor boat now but I am planning to sell it in 2 years and buy a sail boat after I take the sailing course next year.

I would like to stay 30 feet and under if at all possible, 90% of the time would be my wife and I, also the dog.

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Old 03-09-2017, 04:33   #2
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Windward.

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Lots of options Windward. Depends on your budget and where you are located and how far you are willing to look. If you can provide more detail you’ll likely get lots of possibilities.
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Re: Help/info.

I live close to port Glasgow in Ontario canada ( lake erie)

I have been looking at a few boats, just reading about the cal 2-29
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I live close to port Glasgow in Ontario canada ( lake erie)

I have been looking at a few boats, just reading about the cal 2-29
That's a good boat. Somebody took the Mark-1 version to the south pacific so plenty durable. (As near as I can find Mark-2 has diesel and wheel steering, otherwise same boat.)

Cal 29 was the boat I was planning to get when I got together with my wife and all my boat buying money went into moving to be with her.
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Not too many Cal's on the Great Lakes. Take a look at CS27, CS30
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We're in year 10 of sailing a small trailersailor on Lake Ontario, but I've been considering some larger boats. The boats named so far are all deservedly popular. As a next boat, I've been considering a Mirage 25 - large enough for a couple to spend a week or two on comfortably, but small enough to be a fun single-handed daysailor.

We don't have a dog, and I would think having a dog aboard might set an arbitrary limit on how far you'd go in a day.
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