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Re: What made you buy your boat?

First boat was a Hobie 16.

First keelboat was an Islander 28. Rare on the East Coasst. Nice lines. Perfect foe a family of three. Shoal draft. Great boat yo learn on. Beautiful teak interior with bambo inserts. Wheel steering, hank on sails, good build quilty. Ad her for 10 years and sailed her all over South Jersey, Barnegat Bay.

Current boat of 15 years is a C&C 35 MKIII. Great combo of a cruiser with real speed. Tradition build with stiffness added through balsa core above the waterline. Classic racing lines and performs well in light as well as med air. Comparable in speed to 40 ft modern production sailboats.
Sea kindly in larger seas
Pretty lines and my wife likes her

Rod rigged .
Inboard jib tracks for a high pointing ability.
Spinaker halyards and pole.
Large useable anchor locker.
Solid transom vs open.
Comfortable but safe smaller cockpit.
Wide gunwales for moving forward.
Engine power sufficient for size of the boat.
Spade rudder and fin keel for handling and speed.
Weighted heavy centerboard for pointing as well as higher winds.
Oversized winches and sailing equipment with multiple ST winches
Traveler on coach roof
Set up for singlehanding as well as for a couple
ICW friendly mast
Large holding tank
Large 8 foot V berth
Straight setees
Forward NAV station. Safe U galley with large refrigerator and 3burner Hillerange stove
No table in center of salon, but off to the side in a U
Handhold interior and exterior everywhere
Head with shower

Bought her t her 15 year mrk. like Jon said no payments. We have added davits, radar pole, lots of electronics tankage for cruising for one month at a time. Many of her upgraded systems are less than 5 years old.

Shallow bilge
Med weight in large seas
Perfect size for couple cruising , small for more
Small head.
Tender till you learn how to handle her

She's has been a great boat for us nd our sailing style. We have put almost 30,000. NM on her he last ten years. We stay on her every weekend for 9 months and our friends have seen us in every nook and craney, river and creek in the northern and central Chessie averaging about 50 miles sailing a weekend. we also take a major 3 week coastal trip to NEngland or the LISound as well as a week in the Chesapeake vacation on her very year.

Looking for a final cruising boat in 42 ft range, but haven't pulled the trigger yet because we haven't found the right boat able to replace Haleakula. Will be a bittersweet moment when it happens

What made us buy her. Many memories for my wife and I to enjoy together.

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S/V Haleakala (Hawaiian for" House of the Sun")
C&C 35 MKIII Hull # 76
Parkville, Maryland
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