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Re: Boat shopping: round two

If you want to get the "crew" on board, why not get a racer? Get into racing and you might see a lot more of your older kids.

Racing will get into your blood and the kids will love it a lot more than sittin back listening to Marley and dreaming of far off sunsets.

Problem with race boats is that they are not comfortable weekenders for the most part (by design). They are usually gutted and made for speed.

Boats: Beneteau 10m (I have raced this boat a lot and she is surprinsgly fast), and old J, Bene First series (are 'ok'), Flying Tigers (A bob perry design... kicked our butt one time), S-2... those are all realtively cheap. The S-2's have a huge following.

Just some random thoughts.

Brian

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