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post #11 of Old 03-25-2002
Don Foley
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Buying a 1st boat

While it''s a very open ended question, I still like the original intent. Sure, he''s going to need some solid education and all that, but let''s look at the BOAT.

Think about it, you''re 4 years off from retiring and you''ve been dreaming of going off into the sunset. Let''s honor the dream for a moment and give him some boats that he can search for in the back of Cruising World and on Traderonline without getting too bound with details.

Singlehanding around the world. While I won''t ever do it...what boat would I want if I were to make the jump?

Not too big, 30-35 feet maybe. Full keel. Used, as I''m would be retiring. Double ender perhaps? Cutter rig? I''m thinking a Leigh 30 would fit the bill. How about a Southern Cross 28? Or an Island Packet 29 (not a double-ender, but a nice boat).

I know... a Hans Christian 33, now there''s a heavy displacement, double-ending cutter that one could take out to the deep blue.

Other suggestions? Jeff?
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