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Can the J24 double as a great first boat/liveaboard?

I'm new to the site....new to sailing.....please share any thoughts you have about the viability of a J24 as a solo-liveaboard. I'm planning this move slowly and on an extremely tight budget. I need shoal-draft, no more than 4' keel. OK folks, should the J24 be scratched from my list immediately? Any/all wisdom appreciated.
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Uhh - yes it should probably be scratched from your list. The J24 was conceived as a racing boat. They are very good for that. They don't have any cabin to speak of. There are better, cheaper options...

Whereabouts are you located and what price range are you looking in ?
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How about Colgate 26??
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I'd rather point out something a bit larger, but probably cheaper. An Alberg 30 is a great boat and is large enough on the inside to make a workable liveaboard. Sails well, given its full keel design, and is very seaworthy. Probably less money than a j/24 as well.
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Cal 25-II. Standing head room in a 25 footer.
4-1/2' Draft. Very heavy and seaworthy for a twentyfive footer.
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The J24 is not a good choice for a cruiser/liveaboard. Main problem is the lack of headroom. With a limited budget, I would look at 25-27 footers from the 1970s from Pearson, Catalina, Cal, etc. There are lots of them out there at very attactive prices.
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"should the J24 be scratched from my list immediately?"

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Can the J24 double as a great first boat/liveaboard?

Great first boat? Yes

Liveaboard? No, unless all you want to do below is lay down and sleep.
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Thanks for info.....I'll be docked in Mobile Bay.....sticking close to the central Gulf Coast.....unfortunately the boat budget can't get much above 10k.
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