first sailed january 2008
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: California or bust
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Help me find a boat for next year
Hi. Next year I am going to get a bigger boat and I would like to start dreaming. Here are some things I would like the boat o hve and maybe ou guys can send me some favorites so I can start looking online.
Less than $20k
Over 28 feet
The less stuff that can break the better. So I really don't want alot of complex electric halyards or whatever
Sturdier than a coastal but doesn't have to be full blue water
Easy to set up windvane. Tracks very well
No gas inboard. Reliable make of engine. Very high priority.
Not a tall rig, handles heavy weather well
Crisp, clean spacious interior. I would rather have a smaller newer boat than a shabby out of style one, but I find alot of 70's-80's boats attractive.
No huge freeboard so it looks like a whale. I would like it to look sleek and racy but will not race so it doesn't have to be a race boat
No canoe transom
Mid to high beam
No center cockpit