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post #40 of Old 10-06-2013
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Re: I Think I Found The Right Boat

Also, here is our take on big vs small. We sail both a 32' Bene 323 as well as our M25 on the lake. We love them both but we both feel the 32 is easier to sail, motor, dock etc. I can balance it much easier etc. The smaller boat takes more care. I am sometimes surprised that folks talk about bigger being harder, when our experience is so opposite. The most work I have had sailing has been on small dinks or other fast unstable boats. Of course with a big boat in a marina you can really do some serious damage when things turn crazy.

Now, I think you learn a great deal on the smaller boats, but that is maybe a different issue.

If I could have found a Cat27 in AK for 10K in great condition I would have broken the sound barrier writing the check. Good luck. I can say that our boat we bought this summer has been the best thing we have ever done.
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