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post #10 of Old 08-14-2011 Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info/good advice. I actually went with a Pearson 303, but its engine is also small at 13hp. It claims 5-6knots, but we'll see. This will be my liveaboard "starter" boat, and in addition to learning to live aboard, I also need to get my sea/sailing skills up. So, I will pick and choose the weather and stay close to shore for the most part. After 1 or 2 years, I will probably want to move up to a 35-40 foot blue water boat, and then the size of the motor will be more important. The owner, and other Pearson 303 owners have told me of situations in 20 knot gusts and strong currents where the 13hp was adequate to get them home. As I said, where I will be living aboard with a flexible work schedule, I won't get into bad situations "on purpose", and will probably never be more than 30 minutes from "shelter" so...

Thanks again,

Pearson 303 Hull #137
S/V "C'est Magnifique"
Salem Harbor
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