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post #13 of Old 02-23-2005
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high quality yacht brands?

Malo''s are beautiful, and for what it''s worth, Nigel Calder (check out his books if you''ve been away from sailing that long) is having a Malo built for himself. His prior boat was a Pacific Seacraft. He knows boats and doesn''t pick junk!

As for Island Packets -- people either love them or hate them. Your call. I wouldn''t own one but that''s just me. As I often say on here -- other opinions may vary.

Lots of choices out there, many questions to ask yourself, and decisions to make. Will you mainly day sail, go for weekend trips, week long trips, etc.? Coastal cruising, or blue water? How many people? How much $$$ do you want to spend? Lots of basic stuff you need to think about.

Good luck!
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