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Help with 28-32'''' Bay Cruiser
My wife and I are currently Mac26X owners that have quickly realized the numerous shortcomings of this boat. I have read many many pages from sailnet''s message board, and have gained valuable insight from reading Jeff''s and Mike''s opinions on boat types and makes in the 28 to 32'' range.
We are looking for a stable, well built boat that will be used to cruise the Chesapeake. My wife thinks that heavier is better, but in doing some research, I think that may not be the case. So far, we have been looking at the following - S2 9.2A, Sea Sprite 28, Com-Pac 27/2, Sabre 28 and possibly an Eastward Ho 31 (quite rare, as I have found little info on them... 11K #, full keel, Eldredge-Innes designed). I also am considering a Pearson or Ericson, and possibly a Cape Dory 28. What are your thoughts on the ones I have listed, and what other suggestions would you make?