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Old 30-06-2011, 10:25   #1
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Hi Folks ,

I am new here and I have been looking through advertisements and finally came to rest with one of these two sister ship. I would like some opinions on my choice here . I am going to sail with a school out of Virginia beach Im hoping that my choice here in boats is not more than a couple can handle . I am a little nervous about the purchase but she looks beautiful to me . I was concerned about the tiller verses the wheel and no pilot house. I'm 54 and I want something adventures to remember time to get going . Its my last call ......
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Old 30-06-2011, 10:41   #2
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Uhhh....what two choices?

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Old 30-06-2011, 11:54   #3
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Sorry I pasted links and they took me to a page where it said the external links are below. I just noticed in the "Read this first Thread" which I didn't read that I should have posted my question under another category. My apologies the links are posted within the body of the original. I have to check to make sure they are working.
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Old 30-06-2011, 11:57   #4
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Old 30-06-2011, 11:59   #5
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Old 30-06-2011, 15:21   #6
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Welcome Bob. Don't know much about the True Norths. Very nice looking boat. Just an opinion of course but you might consider something a bit smaller for a first boat.
I would go as far as to suggest a Dana 24 2005 Pacific Seacraft Dana 24 Sail Boat For Sale -
or maybe a Shannon 28

Anyway, these may be just too small for you but as you can read elsewhere here size does matter; the cost of maintenance decreasing exponentially as you go down in size. There is also the fact that smaller boats are sometimes easier and more fun to sail if maybe not as comfortable or fast.
Plenty of hands here to weigh in.
Good luck with the boat shopping and enjoy the proccess!
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Old 30-06-2011, 15:26   #7
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Great looking boat!. Have to admit though, I'm a bit more partial to the
Swan Hallberg Rassy Amel than I am to the Tayana Shannon Pacific Seacraft
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Have you considered doing the sailing course before you buy a boat?. And perhaps visit a couple of marina's and talk to the owners of boats that catch your eye? That way, you might gain a better perspective of the sort of boat you would be happy with.

Bear in mind that this is currently very much a “Buyer's” market and there is no shortage of good boats for sale. Even more importantly, never forget that Buying a boat is a quick and easy process whereas Selling one can take forever.

Which means that it's important to get the right boat and avoid expensive mistakes..James
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
There are a couple of links after my signature and also a book recommendation. You might be interested in them.
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