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Old 03-03-2002
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Kirby 36ft

Cant seem to find any info or feedback
1984 Kirby 36 ft has been raced they''re
asking 19,000 OR 1982 J/29 0R 1974 Cal 3-30
same price range +/-. We''re a family of 5 and need room 1st boat & have some experience.
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Kirby 36ft

I assume that you are looking at the Kirby 36 in Buffalo, New York. This is a mid-1980''s era IOR race boat. This is a very neat boat if you are looking for a cheap way to go racing, but it is not a cruising boat for a family of five. Similarly the J-29 is a really nice race boat, but its not really a great cruising boat for a family of five either. The Cal 2-30 is a nice older design. They are way slower than the other two boats and likely to be a lot more beat up, but probably are more suitable to go cruising boat with a family of five.

Now then, if you are a good sailor, your kids are teenagers and you are pretty handy, The Kirby could be adapted to a be a very neat high performance cruiser, but she will take skill to sail and you''ll have to be prepared to reduce sail early.

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