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Re: Small affordable sailboats with ample storage? (planning to live aboard)
Inboard does take up slightly more space down below. The reality is that it is often space that is difficult to utilize, difficult to access, open to the bilge.
An inboard allows for improved 12 volt charging, no cavitation and in some cases much lower fuel consumption. The single cylinder yanmar diesel on our Georgian 23 burns 1 litre of fuel per hour at hull speed.
Turbo, you are correct, it is hard to find a decent small boat with an inboard and standing headroom and decent storage for under $4500..... I know of one for sale, though...
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