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post #11 of Old 11-16-2012
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Re: 45' + blue water cruiser

Originally Posted by blt2ski View Post

At the end of the day, ANY brands 40+' boat, really should be able to cross and ocean if properly prepared, people more or less know what they are doing etc.
I agree. I am also willing to cross the ocean on any 40+' boat right of the box from the factory.

If the money is not an issue and willing to keep the boat for at least 10 years, buy a new boat is the way to go.

In the last 2 years, I have sailed with so many old boats. Every time, there was major crisis in the worst situation that I had to jump in the fix the problem. When you open the panel, it is filthy, messy and spaghetti wiring all over the place. I asked who did this mess, the owner said the boat yards.

Buying a new production boat, at least you will have a decent company behind your toy. You can't put a value of the new boat smell. Besides, new boats have better hull design, better and tight specs, more efficient sail plan.

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