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.
Back in the water in Grenada - with new main and #2 and cockpit canvas (Santa came early). Will spend the winter and early spring in the Caribbean and then head to Bermuda and the northeast US. Still trying to decide if we will bring the boat to Canada, either in 2015 or 2016.