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Old 07-15-2010
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Originally Posted by jmarquez View Post
Requirements:
- Ocean-capable
- 34 to 36 ft
- PHRF rating less than 100
- Less than 5 ft Draft with Fixed Keel
- Teak Interior/Aft Stateroom/Nav Station/Full Galley
- Head with Full Shower & Cockpit Shower/Hot & Cold Pressure Water
- Minimal Exterior Teak
This is all very specific and must be part of the boat's original design IMHO. You can't really retrofit much of this.

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- Single-handable (Main traveller in cockpit, Roller Fuller, Jib Winches Reachable from helm)
/LP Stove & Oven/Refrigeration/AC
- Updates Electronics (AIS, Sailing Instruments, Chartplotter at Helm)
- Inverter/Charger/Battery Monitor/High-Output Alternator/2 House & Dedicated 3rd Cranking Battery)
- Laminate Performance Cruising Sails
Most of this stuff can be retro-fitted onto a boat to some degree...

The draft, PHRF rating and Ocean-capable are going to be the issue, since most cruising boats in this size range aren't going to rate all that well.

For instance, the J/35 fails several of the requirements like draft, aft cabin, etc.

All boats are compromises, and you will probably have to give something up to get a boat that satisfies most of your requirements.

You'd also be far better off starting your own thread on this topic... If you haven't, I highly recommend you read the POST in my signature to help you get the most out of sailnet.
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