Re: Bristol 34 or........?
I would take another look at the Catalina if I were you. I understand it doesn't look as salty as the other boats do, but it sounds like your wife wants a floating Condo. You can buy a lot of living space in a Catalina for not as much money as other brands. The same can be said of Hunter's and Bene's. There are a lot of boats on the market right now. I would just wait a month or two till the right one came along. A nice boat that costs a little more will be cheaper in the long run. If you see five major problems with a boat it probably has 20 or 30 major problems.
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