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Re: Moving up in size. Suggestions?

I have a Catalina 42 MK II precisely because of the headroom (I am 6' 6".) Designed by Nelson Merrick rather than Frank Butler its a nice boat. I am very confident of it also - my boat has crossed the Atlantic twice. Many have circumnavigated.

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You might want to read the thread again, I read multiple suggestions.

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Re: Moving up in size. Suggestions?

Has your wife been on an Island Packet yet? I spent a few days on an IP 32 last week was pretty impressed with how comfortable it was. Lots of creature comforts. Tons of headroom and very beamy. I've had darker and smaller apartments, definitely.

Definitely made my Pearson 28-2 feel more like a camper. Not fast, however. And no swim platform.

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Re: Moving up in size. Suggestions?

Three boats to consider are the J34C, J35C and J37C. Most of the performance of a racing J with cruising accommodations. And a lot cheaper than a J109.
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hello again and thanks for the recommendations.

The wife really does not like the traditional boats. she says the dark wood interior is gloomy and she thinks the teak stinks... even on a brand new boat. This is problematic for me as i love a beautifully done wood interior.

A friend has me considering a Norlin 37. But. it has an ALL wood interior, no swim platform or a stand up shower. However, wow what a beauty! she needs work but, i don't think there is anyway to convince the admiral this is the next boat for us...

So, Catalinas... these are great cruising boats with lots of creature comfort but, how do they sail?

J boats are fast but, what about the build quality and fit out? I really don't know too much about them. I know they can be a little pricey. so can a Catalina for that matter.

I'm kinda stuck on the C&C 37plus and 34plus right now. There are a few around here and I just called a broker on one.

I'd kind of like to find a great lakes boat. i think the fresh water would have been kinder to a boat over time. i say this after having seen what it did the Atomic 4 on my viking!

anyway, my search continues!

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Sorry, you are right. I think I just expected a barrage...LOL

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Re: Moving up in size. Suggestions?

Maybe it would help to know your budget?

A very good option for the money is an Elan. Your wife would love the interiors. A few good used examples on YachtWorld for good prices as well.

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Maybe it would help to know your budget?

A very good option for the money is an Elan. Your wife would love the interiors. A few good used examples on YachtWorld for good prices as well.

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She would love the Elan!

I'd like to stay under $100k if i can

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I'd like to stay under $100k if i can
Some good examples for around that. They seem well made. The interior was great on a couple we looked at in Europe.

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