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Re: Need a boat to cruise the coast of Maine

Thanks, as always, for the thoughtful replies. I love this place!

I will think more about my desire for a modified full/fin keel. I didn't want a full keel, because I know they are kinda slow, but I picked up a lobster pot on my very first trip out with my C25; it seemed like it was a thing that was going to keep happening. MaineSail is right, there are thousands of fin keeled boats doing what I (desperately) want to do. I would like a small skeg for the rudder.

No time to look at boats today; I have to drive up and see how much snow is on my boat cover and knock it off (somehow).

I was investigating the Irwin 31 last night; it looks like just the ticket (my wife loves the cabin) and quite affordable. The BoatUS review had little good to say about the Irwin 37, however.

I almost named this thread "Should I just buy a Catalina 30?"; it seems that everything about them is 'good enough'.

Ken
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