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Old 11-09-2009
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If you intend on remaining in the Caribbean islands then your boat options go up, since you don't need a rock-solid bulletproof "bluewater" cruiser. While I don't have many of the financial constraints that others do, I think that bigger is better; there is a lot more space, storage and living, in a bigger boat, it tends to be faster and much more comfortable. I have furling main and foresail and have never had issues with either and wouldn't want to handle the 49' without either system - so far I have never had to go forward in bad conditions and I singlehand most of the time.
Ex-charter boats can be had for good prices in the USVI/BVI that will be more than enough for your intended use.
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