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post #160 of Old 02-05-2013
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Re: Newbe with no experience buys big boat

Hi Glen, I looked up the Downeast 38 in an old book I have. That looked like a good choice for a first time buyer for what you had in mind. But the leaks, that wouldn't work for me either. Nothing worse than deck leaks.

I'm curious though. It sounds like you're considering a repeat. But at times, it sounds like living aboard isn't your thing either.

Would you go with crew next time or would you go alone?

Seems you'd have to sort out, A-you like being alone on a boat traveling, or B- you'd miss the companionship you have in day to day life you're in right now.

Tom Young sailing a 1961 38' Alden Challenger, CHRISTMAS out of
Rockport, Maine.
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