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Need a Shoal Draft Floating Condo

Probably grates like fingernails on chalkboard to the purists but I need a floating condo if I'm to get my wife involved (prefers hotels over camping but loves the water). I will use it for day sails on Biscayne Bay and weekends to the Keys and, occasionally, the near Bahamas. This will be a my first boat and need to get in to something probably in the 28-35 range as inexpensively as possible. I know Irwins and Bombay are fat cows but they are big down below and cheap (probably for a reason). Any recommendations?

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For the wife, cost is not a consideration!

Take the "atalina" off and just get a cat!
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Boy this one has CD- written all over it!

CD- Customer on line 2!!!!

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Boy this one has CD- written all over it!

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Look for a small catamaran. A Gemini 105 is 34' long and far more space than you'll ever see on a comparable length monohull. A Catalac 8M might be another good choice.

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Bayfield's are fairly roomy, shallow draft, well-built. Nonsuch are pretty well the biggest monohulls out there. You won't believe it until you see it.

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I am a big fan of Catlinas and they are perfect for your sailing area. If you have specific questions about specific models, just let me know.

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Look for a Gemini cat, 34' long 18" draft , well regarded.
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BTW, they just sold Gemini hull number 1000 IIRC.

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