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Old 11-02-2010
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We'd like to spend less than $20,000 on a 30-35' boat that can

I would like to see what you find in that price range as everything i looked at in that range had pretty dated sails/ standing/running rigging and systems in general

* Degradation in the plywood cored deck

DON'T BUY A PLYWOOD CORE BOAT


Questionable deck-to-hull joint (anyone with insight on this?)




its a messy PITA to fix on any boat

I get that it'll be uncomfortable but how safe is the Vanguard with 2 reefs in the main and a storm jib in 6-8 foot rollers and 35-40kts of wind?


Even on the 35' that's just a wet/cold miserable way to spend time that's gonna beat the boat and you to death in pretty short order


It will be 26 knots any minute now


A lot of people think a J24 is tender i owned one for a long time and it can be a wet ride but with a two reefs in the main i always got home

Now if you start looking at boats like a Catalina 27 you will most likely find a diesel boat in fairly good overall condition in that price range
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If a dirty bottom slows you down what do you think it does to your boat
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Last edited by tommays; 11-02-2010 at 07:35 PM.
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