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Our Most Perfect Boat

Well collecting and sifting through all the wonderful advice I have mad a preliminary list of the attributes that I feel OUR MOST PERFECT BOAT would possess. I would appreciate any refinements/additions, suggested subtractions, preferred brands or possible boats that fit many of the items on the list. Thank you to all who have contributed to my past thread so I could compile this list and to all who will contribute in the future!

30 to 35 feet LOA
Masthead sloop or cutter
Full or fin keel
Skeg or transom hung rudder
Design that offers good accesability to all systems.
Hard Dodger
Slab reef fully battened mainsail with lazyjacks
Furling headsail with twin grooves
Self tacking staysail
Dacron sails
High modulus halyards
Bruce, CQR and Fisherman’s anchors
Dual electric/manual windlass
VHF radio

Diesel engine
Three house and one engine battery
Wind generator
Full enclosed head


Three burner stove with oven
Magma or Dickenson BBQ
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