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Join Date: Apr 2011
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Thanks to everyone for your replies. I guess I'm pretty much stuck with something over 32'. I do like several boats that fall in under that number though, mainly because of cost. I've been told that upkeep costs rise at a crazy rate as boat length increases. While I do have a budget I want to stay in, it's the annual cost of maintenance and upkeep I'm trying to keep down. That and the fact that I will probably be singlehanding.
I'm not looking for luxury and I certainly don't need anything as big as a house, but I do want to be comfortable. The Seidelmann seemed to be a nice boat. I actually learned to sail on a Catalina 27. The more I consider my intended uses of the boat in a realistic manner, the more I feel like the 33' to 38' range is where I need to concentrate.
I hope you all enjoy the weekend. Take care.