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Hinckley 49 CC

So I'm considering making the leap to the liveaboard lifestyle. If I can convince my wife to sell most everything and move aboard with our 3 yr old daughter, we'll do it this summer. Might take some convincing on my part.

Anyway, I'm looking at various boats to suit the purpose. What I've come across so far that has real appeal is the Hinckley 49 CC Ketch. The layout is gorgeous, and they're all relatively well-kept and well-equipped, even for 30+ yr old boats.

There weren't very many of them built (records indicate only 26), so there isn't a vast store of knowledge about them on-line; none that I can find anyway. Five of these are currently listed on yachtworld, and another one is being brokered by Hank Hinckley Jr that's the first of the series (and it's a damn beautiful boat).

If anyone has some knowledge of these boats, or the suitability of Hinckleys in general as liveaboards, I'd appreciate the input.
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