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Old 01-12-2010
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You should be able to get what you want anywhere. Pick the area you intend to sail in. The West coast is more challenging to move boats out in the open water. At 30 ft you're getting a boat with headroom, and a more comfortable live aboard. At 27 ft you're not with a lot less interior space. you'll find uese Catalina 30's everywhere. It's also the standard for that size with room and a strong class association. In this market you should be able to get a boat that is in good condition and has the upgrades that you want. It's very expensive to do upgrading unless it's just sweat work. Avoid buying gear new. I keep a list of what gear I need and routinely cruise consignment places and swap meets. That's the only way I can afford what I do.
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