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Old 11-02-2012
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Cruising. Don't foresee racing at all- just family cruising and from my experience with the '28 (and even on good sailing bristols etc growing up) the majority of the time, like you pointed out, is motoring. So, my priority is comfort and reliability. Just want to make sure the furling main is reliable. Since I do most of the "sailing" I want to get a boat that is as easy for single handling as possible (since my kids aren't doing much) and I like the idea of the furling main. Don't care about eaking out extra point-whatever knts at expense of comfort. I guess good counter argument is that with the shoal draft and furling main the boat takes a real hit with ability to sail to wind.. I think i just need to get out there and sail them. I'm working w a great broker who will get me out on boats so my next step is just seeing as many as possible. Just hard when they're so spaced out geographically. Not like going to a car dealership. Thanks for all the input- greatly appreciated.
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