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Join Date: Sep 2005
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Yes, Welcome to Sailnet.
Still's right, you need to focus on what you REALLY want/need. There's probably no need to go serious full keel/bluewater for what you're planning.. and a more responsive boat will serve you better in BC, esp in summertime.
If you eventually hope to sail further afield then that's a different story. In the $50K range and mid 30s feet there should be a fair selection for you to sift through of whichever type of boat you ultimately go after. You would appear to have the experience to make those judgments.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)