Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Re: J or Bene?
As usual, I'm overwhelmed by the responses! Thanks to everyone for their input. Of course just when I was moving away from the J-boat idea, the last poster piqued my interest again. I have to say, the setup for shorthanded is quite appealing. I love the mainsheet positioning relative to the helm. My biggest concern (provided the boat passes inspection) is the cost of shipping a boat from coast to coast. Have to justify the cost!
I've always been fond of the look of C&Cs, and have heard great things. They are certainly on top of my list. Was considering a 30 MKII, but it was scooped up. The 35 sounds like a great boat, but moving up from 26ft, I'm even a little concerned about making the jump right up to 34, let alone 35. (not much difference, I know)
Two more questions-
1.) Regarding the J34C- provided it is in decent condition, would you consider $50K to be a decent price for this boat, and do they hold their value?
2.) Anyone have any opinions on Ericsons? There's a 34 nearby, around the same price as the J, but minus the prohibitive shipping costs.
Thanks again- you are all tremendous resources!