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Re: Buying a Cruiser
i've been looking with much the same criteria for nine months, until i'm getting cross eyed. The april 09 issue of practical sailor has a comparison of "affordable cruising sailboats over 35 feet and under $75k". These are not true blue water boats but still capable of serious coastal hopping i think. They are: Allied princess 36, bristol 35.5, c&c landfall 38, endeavour 37, freedom 36, niagara 35, o'day 37, s2 11, and tartan 37. There is a lot of the allied, c&c and endeavour listed for sale in the se, the rest not so much but one or two usually. There are lots of other not so common boats on the market that i think would be just as suitable in theory. I'm at the point that i'll consider any boat that meets the general criteria and looks like it's priced right. Happy hunting
jm some of the oats yo lsted yo sholdnt rle ot , the alleds , especally the prncess get my vote most ang for the ck hands down, lt tff smple systems, relle flexle rg, easy to sal, t not fast, very comfortale , and they ft the dget especally the alled prncess
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