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The seach continues even though I said it wouldn't

Yeah pearsons are a good though. I think I would consider the Triton however. I've been in negotiations with a guy for an offshore cadet, though I have to be honest, something seems a little fishy about the whole thing, and he's in BC so I'd have to trailer the boat down (it comes with a trailer but the cost to haul it is about another $1500). On the otherhand there are a few nice looking tritons for sale in the Bay Area and I think they meet my criteria. Certainly they fall within my price range, standing headroom, not quite 30' but fairly close. And, while the trailer with the cheoy lee is an added bonus, it also means I'll have to either sell it or store it once I'm in the bay area, which is of course an added expense...
I'd like to get peoples thoughts...
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if you see one, check out the balboas... 26', trailerable w/ammenities in the cabin....
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Re: First boat, living aboard and learning to sail

This boat has sold, but I have some others if interested
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Re: Buying a boat living aboard cont.

Originally Posted by mkrautha View Post
Actually, the baby is already here, and will be a year by the time we move aboard. Truthfully, I think because we are young and not terribly cemented into our current lives, the switch to liveaboard won't be too difficult. We already keep a pretty small footprint as is. We don't expect to be cruising next year by any means, we just see it as an opportunity to live lightly and improve our sailing abilities over the next year. I think the hardest part will be the moving across the country.
Fleeting idea however, it is not, we've been mulling it over for some time but it is really hard to get a toe hold with some much information to gather.

I also want to add to my list of prospective boats:
Cheoy Lee frisco flyer or Cadet...
I agree that you're putting too much on your plate. Medical school and the following residency is no easy task and many, under the best of circumstances, do not make it to the end. Even though you're accustomed to making a small footprint, living in small quarters (even a 45 footer is small with a family full time) will provide you with little to no space to study in peace and quiet.

I'd suggest purchasing a smaller boat that you and your family can spend weekends on and learn to sail with the responsibility of maintaining your family's safety in mind. That's a whole different type of sailing than what you did with the Rhodes. Then, when you finish your training, think about moving aboard. You will then have a much better perspective of what your family needs and desires in a full-time cruiser/live aboard.

All the best!

Mama always told me not to look at the sun. But mama, that's where the fun is. ~Manfred Mann's Earth Band
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It appears that the original poster of this it's red and has not been back on in a few years. I wonder how things turned out for him.
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