Originally Posted by dan8152
going to look at a few C25's, an o'day 25, and any other boats I can.
I looked at a hunter 26.5 and loved it! Slight ducking headroom and very bright cabin. loved the flat open deck too. They are too pricy in my neck of the woods though. One dealer has a catalina 30 with atomic 4 for $4900! Not sure I want to look at it. I would look at that one C25 in Michigan but it has no trailer. Lots around here with trailers for the same price range. I'm even open to transportable sailboats as I only have to move it twice a year. I still love the 25-27 range though.
Go look at the 30'. Look at lots of boats, even ones you don't think is what you are looking for. As I said earlier, we had decided the C-27 was the boat for us. After looking at another 27 and the broker could tell we weren't impressed, he said "hey, I've got a C-30 you might want to look at". At the time, we didn't even know they made 30's. "Well, as long as we are here, sure, why not". We practically bought it on the spot.