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Reklobe
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Advice on Cal 34 MK III Purchase

Hello all. I'm new to the board but not to sailing. Grew up sailing on my family's 40ft-ish boats, mostly coastal cruising.

I'm ready to take the next step and buy my own boat. I want something for coastal cruising, and perhaps someday offshore. Not interested in racing; mainly just taking it easy and exploring.

I am looking at a 1978 Cal 34 mk III. It looks to be in good shape for a boat of its vintage. Has new AP, GPS, chartplotter, and transmission. 24 HP Westerbeke engine with around 1300 hours. The sellers have sailed the West Coast on it (several thousand mile trip) recently.

The asking price is $29,000. That seems higher than a lot of other Cal 34s I've seen online, but it does have brand-new electronics and transmission.

Any input on the price, the boat, etc? All comments are appreciated!

Thanks

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