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Re: Small affordable sailboats with ample storage? (planning to live aboard)
As you said: 'Georgian 23, bayfield 25, Challenger 24, Grampian 26 all have full headroom, enclosed heads, shoal draft for ease of trailering, hanging lockers, and all are sub $5K for a solid, if basic, boat."
I don't say that they don't exist, just that finding one will not be easy, and finding one at 3K will be even more difficult. "sub 5K" is still quite a stretch from 3K. I've been on the Grampian a long time ago, don't recall how much "hanging locker" it had, but I'd be hard pressed to keep two weeks worth of business attire in less than two feet of hanging locker. Not just a rod--but a locker, which could keep them dry and unchafed while sailing. I suppose three jackets and daily trips to the dry cleaner to rotate them might work, but then again, I never enjoyed daily stops at the cleaners much anyway.