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post #2 of Old 11-19-2012
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Re: Island Packet 350 for a family of 4?

Where are you cruising to? and for how long at a time? Crossing oceans, probably a bit small. Weekends to week maybe 2 weeks with what I would call local, ie no more than say 200-300 miles from base, probably fine!

Then again, you would know how your family would be in smaller qtrs than others. CD has been out with his family of 4, he has a catalina 40? 42? He went up IIRC from a 38 for what he is doing. Not sure frankly I would want an IP. I personally feel there are better designed boats for many reasons shapes and forms. BUT, for every one of me, there is one that likes IP, so at the end of the day, it still comes up to what the people purchasing will find that works best for them!

Marty

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