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Old 20-09-2021, 10:54   #1
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My first pre-retirement cruiser.

Hello I'm about 10 years away from retirement. I live in the Midwest and have a 34 foot CNC on a lake in Illinois. I have limited Bluewater experience but that is the goal.
I have decided to spend the next few years before I retire sailing about in the Caribbean.

I think I can handle about 40 feet. My wife has a lot to learn but she's willing and able.

My friend has a 1993 Beneteau First 41.5 in excellent condition. It is located in the Caribbean. My thought would be able to fly down to her three times a year and sail it.
I know for a fact that it has been expertly maintained. I have yet to see it.

Should I invest any time in this boat? I understand it was a racer cruiser and I'm really looking for a slower more comfortable easy to use boat. I'm also where of the fact that it is Has quite the deep draft. That may not be useful in the Caribbean.

The price is good at about $60,000. I think it's good. Does anybody have an opinion?
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Old 27-09-2021, 01:42   #2
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Re: My first pre-retirement cruiser.

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Elan.
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Old 27-09-2021, 03:57   #3
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Re: My first pre-retirement cruiser.

Go sail the benny , see how you get on donít fret the ď differences ď at this stage
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