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post #29 of Old 06-25-2012
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Re: Looking for budget bluewater cruiser suggestions

The best blue-water cruising boat for a sailor who loves to sail, is an Alberg 35. She is not a condo, but a sailors boat, over an inch of solid glass at the waterline in case of floating stuff, 4x4 solid oak tabernacle for a deck stepped mast (dry below!), and will sail her ass off. She has classic lines -pretty counts! I almost never bothered with my Yanmar 3GM, as she would sail as fast and well, anyway. She points at 40 degrees with a plastic 150, and I won plenty of races. Two double beds, when you let the settee down, or one with a settee, and two quarters (mostly for storing sails and stuff). Easy to single hand (just bungi the tiller and go below), as I did for 20 years. I am selling her, so if anyone would like the perfect blue water, great sailor for one or a couple, let me know fast!
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