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Opinions welcome->Good Old Boats

After a short side-diversion looking at a Flicka in need of a lot of project work (glad I shook that one off), I am back on track to looking for a used sailboat in the 29-34 foot range.

Primary use: Liveaboard + Coastal Crusing [in that order]

Primary gripe: Headroom. I am 6'' and want to be able to stand up/walk around without bumping my head.

I have to admit I like good/well designed interiors but that is a secondary criteria. The first criteria is I like older boats so far I have concluded because a) some are built well/overbuilt on the hull and b) they help on a college student budget to offset costs with liveaboard abilities.

One line that I had in the past focused on was the older Cal sailboats. I have inspected 29''s and 30''s and originally I was told to get a Cal 34 by my sailing instructor. The 29''s and 30''s are nice because they can be had locally for 10-14K price range, and the 34''s are in the low to mid 20s for initial asking prices.

To keep from being too close minded, what other boats should I be looking at while trying to avoid the dogs (my word for poorly constructed boat models/year ranges).
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