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Re: *Thinking* about a bigger, better boat
I would advise taking your wife below several of each make and see which one she likes. You'll likely be happy with either, but if she isn't happy, you'll be sailing alone again. I bought the boat I have now based on the fact that my wife (then girlfriend) fell in love with it. I might have picked a slightly different (and smaller) boat, but it was WELL within what I could really like and she fell in love with it. Now she's a willing crew and we're both happy.
Good luck shopping!
Thanks MedSailor. That is the next step for sure. Actually we have been aboard the Bene 34 and Cat 355 (or whatever it is) at the Annapolis show, and she much prefers the Bene, and that seems to hold true for their models over the last 10 - 12 years or so, where we'd be looking. And at some point we will need to sail one of these contenders!
2000 Beneteau 331
Northern Chesapeake Bay
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