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Still searching-- Tips and a question

So, I wrote a while ago about plans to buy a boat, move across the country, liveaboard with wife and baby etc...
Anyway, I just wanted to drop a line to say that while life often moves slower than dreams, we are still pursuing ours albeit somewhat modified.
We are still in vermont, still trying to find the right boat for us, I begin sailing lessons on Lake Champlain next week.
Here is what we discovered thus far:
1) The "go now" addage is important-- we have dropped the California plans for now and are focusing on how we can get on and stay on water-- any water. For us right now, while I also need to focus on getting to med school, that means lake champlain. This feels much more managable. If we ever get to California, it will be by boat.
2) Go look at boats in person. It was really is hard to get a sense of size until we actually started walk around on a boat. I think that people selling boats expect tire kickers to a certain extent and we have found that if we are honest about the fact that we are still trying to get a sense of what we are looking for, most sellers are patient, understanding and very helpful. Also, since I have seen (and asked) "how big is big enough for...." I will say that for us, we have discovered that for us 28' is a perfectly reasonable living space.. Yesterday we took a look at a cascade 28' that would suit our living needs just fine (too bad this particular boat is a bit above our desired price range and I am partial to tritons).
3) Lastly, patience seems to be important (I'm still working on that one).

With the above in mind-- anyone have any thoughts on the Cascade 28'?
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If you like the Pearson Triton, take a look at the Pearson Vanguard or the Alberg 30. IIRC, all three are designed by Carl Alberg... All are seaworthy enough to get you to California via the canal or the long way... Another good choice might be a Cape Dory 28... also an Alberg design IIRC.
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Triton clones

Another Triton's clone is Bristol 27. You can get one with outboard motor in a wall for $3000-4000. With working diesel they are under $10000.
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For that matter the Bristol 29 is a beauty. I have one and could easily live aboard with my family (if I had the patience for such a mad endeavor). B29's can also be had under 10k, with some refit necessary at that pricepoint. But they are the same quality level as the Alberg or Triton (IMHO). Also available in center board if you look around.
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