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post #5 of Old 06-22-2002
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westsail and tayana

Judging from the brief description of your goals, your budget pretty much confines you to boats from the 1970''s perhaps with limityed examples into the very early 1980''s. Your taste seems to be toward heavy cruising types. With that in mind here are a couple additional posibilities:

Allied Princess 36:

Allied Seawind and Seawind II: The 30 foot Seawind was the first fiberglass boat to do a circumnavigate the world. Based on the H-28 these are quintessential offshore boats of their era. The 32 foot Seawind II was an updated and different design.

Atkins Ingrids 38'';
These were a bigger version of the ''Eric'' the design on which the Westsail was based. These boats have been constructed by home builders and professionals alike (Alajuela being the best known but more expensive than your budget version.) These are wonderful boats of the type that seems to catch your imagination.

Bristol 34

Camper & Nicholson 35 (Nicholson 35) and Camper Nicholson 32: Very venerable distance cruisers.

Choey Lee Bermuda (or Offshore)30: these are an updated version of the H-28 and a solid old design.

CSY 37''s (and CSY33s): Heavily constructed and nicely laid out boats that were originally intended for the charter trade but were a cult boat sold to private owners as well.

Halberg-Rassy Rasmus 35,

Hughes Northstar 40 footers. These vary in name and price but are very nicely done boats.

Niagara 35:
These are nicely constructed Ellis designed, Hunterhoeller built distance cruisers. They have a bit of a wierd interior layout but one that makes sence in many ways.

Pearson 365

Ontario 32: Well built boats that I believe began as the Niagara 32.

Rafiki 37''s: These are a slightly updated version of the Ingrids.

I''m out of time,
good luck,

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