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An IDEAL Boat to buy .....
An ideal boat for me to buy would be a 23 to a 26 footer, of a known ''Brand'' with a full set of sails, a comfortable cabin and the usual facilities plus the necessary navigation equipment.
The boat has to be easily ''trailerable'' hence bilge keels, or a retractable keel or centre-board are very important. This characteristic is a must, since the bay where I have a mooring is open and when it is too stormy, one needs to haul out the boat for 2 or 3 days until the elements calm down. So the boat that I am thinking of has to have a trailer as well.
Another desirable feature is an inboard diesel engine which is more reliable than an outboard, I guess. An i/b diesel would also be ideal for the occasional fishing trip.
I have put down my thoughts in black and white and if you know of a boat that meets the above specifications (or very nearly), please let me know.