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Re: Good Blue Water / Shallow Water Compromise

For older, affordable and shoal draft, take a look at the Pearson 35 or 365. There are many for sale in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. and they are bargains.

The problem with Sailnet is many members either believe their own boat are bluewater capable (not a dig at PBzeer whose opinion I respect) or will make suggestions that are not supported by any rational, objective, third-party, expert opinion (which experts could include delivery captains, marine surveyors, marine mechanics, yacht designers, yacht builders, and maybe even some yacht brokers). Therefore, I suggest you look on Mahina Expeditions for a list of his blue water capable boats: Mahina Expedition - Selecting A Boat for Offshore Cruising

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