Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
Join Date: May 2006
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Re: Buying a Cruiser---- I finally know what I need- please advise
I agree with John that your planned use really matters in your choice.
Don't sell yourself short on your ability to learn how to fix things on your boat. It takes time but is a critical way to save money. Also if you cruise to remote places there may be no one else available.
After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.