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Old 08-04-2010
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Your budget will juuuuuust buy you a "no frills" or "needs updating" Catalina with an outboard but you'll be throwing money at it over the next 2-3 seasons adding on and/or replacing electronics, sails, rigging, etc. Or, your budget will buy you an updated and well equipped Grampian 26, Tanzer 26,... or here's a Tanzer 27 in your neck of the woods:
1983 Tanzer 27 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

Yeah, the electronics are outdated, but it comes with an inboard diesel and two items that I think are imperative if you are travelling with guests and children- a door to the head and a v-berth door.
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