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We were in the saloon of the Caliber 40LRC as the dealer explained the design features and advantages of their removeable cutter forestay, when a, shall we say "shapely" young lass came below. Her attire was designed to enhance and display her ample assets, and it did not go unnoticed. My buddy and I exchanged glances to make sure neither missed the view, and the dealer stopped mid-sentence. Then said, he'd lost his train of thought. We all recovered quickly and moved on, but it was a funny few seconds.
As far as the wide sterns, did anyone look at the Tartans? The rear end of those things looked HUGE.
I guess cheap is in the eye of the wallet holder, but I thought the Jeanneau 36i looked pretty decent for production boat. I've been thinking it might be a candidate but reading about the lack of customer service from the factory gives me pause. Anyone that doubts that every boat is a compromise, should try to find a performance cruiser for around $80k, 35-38 feet with shoal draft and non-cored hull. That critera rules out proven "bluewater" capable boats like the Tartan 37 and Saber 36/38, but leaves in boats like a Jeanneau or Beneteau. There are other candidates but they tend to be few and far between even in a sailing mecca like the Chesapeake.
s/v Palmetto Moon
1991 Catalina 36
Last edited by PalmettoSailor; 10-08-2007 at 08:23 AM.