buying first boat
Everyone has given me a lot to think about!!I have set my criteria and know that there is no perfect boat but rather many great boats if one can compramise. What I am looking for is a boat that has the reputation of quality, being safe, and of a solid build. I dont need the fastest boat and I dont want alot of "gagets" to fix. I am now focusing on boats around 35 to 36 foot range.
I have just come across a 35'' 1985 Scanmar. She meets almost everything Im looking for including an aft cabin, 6''6 head room, displacement of 10,582, balast of 4,188, all working lines led to the cockpit w/ a cockpit reefing system, solid glass hull and a few others that are not on my list, but nice to have. The one thing it does have on the down size is a 5''10 draft. However, this is only a problem if I stay in the keys. Or is it?
Does anyone know the reputation of this boat and have any thoughts?