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Stepping up...


So for 15 years, I have been renting and sailing Cat 14-26ft sloops. I am most comfortable on a sloop and have done many many miles of close to shore and just over the horizon sailing.
I own my own Cat 22 as well, and have been working on her on small projects.

I now am at a point where I can financially step it up, and get a larger vessel that can sit in the water (my Cat is on a trailer, and there are always logistic issues getting her to the water). I have about 20k and about 10k to work on something new. I am not sure what I want, but my goals with it are to be able to get from San Diego to Hawaii or other South Pacific Islands.

Anyway, for that kind of coin, I wanted to get opinions on good ships that can make that commute. I am familiar with other costs: insurance, dock fees, taxes, fuel, constant maintenance....

What kind of ships do you recommend? Of course, I am more comfy on a sloop, but i am not afraid to learn any rig...
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