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Old 10-19-2013
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Re: Best used cheap blue water boats 30-45ft

I think you should consider displacement and sail (and anchor) handling systems when considering boats to singlehand. For example, a Westsail 32 is almost 20,000 lbs while a CS36T, just for example, is closer to 15,000. The CS, and lots of similar boats, has a lot more space and is much faster. It is also a lot easier to handle under power getting into and out of docks. It is also a pretty rugged boat. BTW, not saying you should buy a CS, just that there are other directions to look.

As for systems, when it comes to things like winches and wind lasses, many boats have marginal ones since it was a good way for the builders to save money.
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