Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Long Beach CA
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Either design has its merits,
but in the price range your are considering,
you will need to carefully evaluate each individual
boat. The Cat 27 is a bit larger, it will be faster
and have more accommodation. In your price range
I would opt for an outboard model, vs one with an A4.
The sail inventory of the particular boat may be
a determining factor. The cost of a new set of sails
will exceed the purchase price of the boat in some cases.
The bash back up the coast could be a brutal trip in
either of these boats, and perhaps worse in the Cal,
so you will need a small stout headsail.
You may even consider a small cheap boat such as
these a 'one way ticket'. Sail it down the coast,
then give it away in La Paz or San Carlos.
Islander 30 II 'COOL'