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Old 06-03-2010
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listings for just about anything to give you an idea what's out there. Plug in your numbers, budget, location, etc... voila. Research is your friend. For full keel, the Alberg 35 is a nice choice. Pearson Tritons from the same era (28') can be found in conditions from s to shinola. Contrary to what Jeff says, there are good boats from every era out there. The older you go, the more careful you're going to have to be. On my old dock, there was an Islander 36 (IOR influenced...IOR MkII?), an Alberg 35 (CCA), and S&S 34 (Early IOR). These 3 designs have extensive racing and cruising histories. All three on the dock are very well maintained. Though a bit larger than you're probably looking for, they prove the greater point that not all boats from the 60's and 70's are terrible by any means. Not as fast as more recent boats, but one of any of the above would make a great boat. I'm not buying the deck stepped mast deal either. You're telling us that everyone from O.Stephens, B.Farr to C.Schumaker and M. Mills are wrong? There are plenty of good structural reasons for keel stepped masts... too many to go into in the length of a short post. Opinions are fine, but as a moderator, it would be worth taking the time to explain both pros and cons of your ideas. Sorry Jeff.
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