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Re: Changing Tack, Ideas About the Next Boat

Thanks Jeff. We do plan to keep the Starwind at the dock for around 8 or 9 months a year, depending on if we can get a better rate for 12 months we may just leave her there year round. It's just nice to have the option to put her on a trailer for Dec, Jan, Feb. Especially since some marinas around here give you the best price if you pay for 3 months at a time. I'll look at some of the boats you mentioned. I would prefer a fractional rig but it's not a deal breaker. That Bristol is a good looking boat, wish it had a tiller though. It's funny that seems to be one of the main thing my wife wants. Every boat we've owned except the Catalina 27 was tiller steering and she hated that boat. I really do like the J34C. It's just so stinking expensive, we'd have to wait 7 years or so to make it happen. Which may be an option. Thanks

The wife does like salty boats, I bet she would go for that Bristol, especially if we found one with a tiller.

What do you think about a J/28? A quarter birth would be nice for the kid.

Or a Beneteau First 32?
Pearson 32?
Sabre 28?
First 310? Maybe a little light?
J/30?
First 285?
I'm browsing yacht world for my price range.

Souljour may have been right, maybe I am thinking to small. Maybe I should try 32-35.? My wife and I just both prefer smaller boats.
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