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post #29 of Old 05-06-2011
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Originally Posted by sailguy40 View Post
What about makers such as Catalina, Hunter, Com-Pac and Precision? They have several new model boats under 30ft. Also others such as WW Potter and McGregor, Seaward has a 26 model too.
True, but if you look at the other production boat manufacturers, most of their offerings start at 34, some at 32.

As someone said previously, I think you have to give credit to the builders. Knowing what their market is the key since no one wants to be sitting with unsold inventory in these economic times and I kind of agree with them.

I'm still looking to purchase my first sailboat but when I started, I thought that a 28 would be fine. After experience on bigger boats, I thought a 30 would be the ideal boat. After more experience, I'm now set on a 32. If I wait any longer to buy a boat, I'll probably wind up on a 36 or even a 42 and will be living on it since I will lose the house in the divorce settlement.....

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