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I''m looking for a boat I can learn to sail and possibly take around the world. The best "deals" in the ''25-''30 range are 1970''s Newports in terms of cost. Why are they less expensive/what is the tragic flaw? I''ve been looking for a pro/con analysis of the different makes and models in this class on the net but can''t find it. If it is in poor taste to criticize particulars, I apologize. Thanks for any links/suggestions. Finally, if you were to move to San Diego to take up sailing with the hopes of vacationing indefinitely in the Sea of Cortez on a budget, what boat/school/marina would you recommend? Thanks again!
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Hello,

I have a Newport 28 so I can offer some information.

I bought this boat last year after a search of 6 months or so. I had a Catalina 22 at the time, and I wanted a bigger boat, something in the 28-30'' range. I considered all the standard boats, O''day, Catalina, S2, Irwin, Watkins, Islander, Cal, and a few others.

From what I saw (and I am not an expert, but I have done a lot of research), there really is not that much difference between any of those boats. They are all basic production boats with similar construction techniques, materials, and components.

Perhaps it''s a regional thing, but I did not notice that Newports were the cheapest. From the boats I saw, Irwin and Islander were generally less expensive than the Newport. S2, Catalina, and Cal were at the high end, Newport and O''day were about the same.

Some specifics on the N28: My boat is an 86. I paid $15K for it. It was in decent condition. The sails and sail handling gear were very good (2 mains, 2 genoas, 2 spinnakers, including the original main and 150 which are basically worn out, a UK main and 150 which are in good condition, and a practically new UK assymetric spinnaker and ATN sock). The winches are Lewman 30ST, the roller furler is a Furlex. The traveler is a new harken unit that works great.

The engine is a Universal M-18 in great condition. The interior was in great condition with newer upholstry, and the teak in good shape. The exterior is OK, no damage, but it''s dirty and has a lot of dings, chips, etc. The exterior teak is in poor condition. I plan on really cleaner her up in the spring and she will look great.

Anyway, I love how the boat sails. I have the deep keep (5''+) and the boat is pretty fast. I have sailed in 5 kt winds and went somewhere, and 25 kt winds and wasn''t too scared.

That said, none of the boats I looked at and listed are designed for sailing around the world. I don''t know enough to tell you the difference, but I do know the boats I looked at (and wanted) are ''coastal cruisers'', not ''passagemakers''.

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Barry
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Thanks for the insight, and I''m glad to hear you''re happy with Newport. After a few days of browsing the internet, I''ve seen enough to know that every single piece of equipment is a consideration, and I''m in the process of making a master checklist of superlatives which I hope to complete before I die. Has anyone already done this?
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Glad to have helped.

If you are still interested in the newport 28 (and the 30, they are very similar) I can give you the dirt on what''s good and what''s bad, and on what to look for.

A great site for newport information is here:

http://webhost.sailnet.com/newport/

Barry
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