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Hello Ken,
I like boats that are solid and stable to. May i suggest you look at Seafarer''s. They made a 30 footer with openning port, hatches and dorades from 1979 - 1984. These are great looking boats. To my way of thinking they easily rival the looks of a Cape Dory or Sea Sprite. The thing that sold me on my Seafarer was the handling. These boats sail great. They are not bad in light air and very good in medium to heavy air. They have a little over 40% ballast, but there not a terribly heavy boat. I think they are a good compromise.
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thanks for the tip I''LL check them out do you know anything about a HERRESHOFF 28 I SAW AN AD IN BOAT US FOR ONE THE PRICE SEEMED TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE WELL YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT THAT I''m in no hurry my present boat has not sold yet and i won''t buy until it does too many horror stories of men with two boats and one wife. once again thanks for input
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KenD: While I''m no Chesapeake expert, I do find the Cape Ds nice but a bit slow to react as noted above, also a bit less roomy down below. Sounds like a Tartan 30 would be a reasonable choice, quicker, sturdy with ample room for its size below. I''ve a buddy in FLA who does quite nicely with an Ericson both in terms of racing and cruising.
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The Tartan 30 is a very good boat for the Chesapeake.

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iuf you are stil looking, I want to sell my Cape dory 27- an excellent in shore/coastal cruiser- in superior condition, woith lots of extras- at a fair price. the boat is Located inh New Lodon Ct. Please let me know if you are interested to arrange a sail

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Regarding your question:

As mentioned previously, I think you should consider a Cal 2-27 or C&C 27...

I have sailed both on the bay. In light air, they move very well. The Cal 2-27 weighs in at about 6700 pounds. It moves when others don''t. I have seen sailors of other boats scratching their heads as I pass them wondering how the heck am I moving? I had a Murphy & nye 150 Genoa that also over powered the boat in heavier winds. I left it alone and went for the tennis elbow cause'' I was too lazy to change headsails on the Stern "TwinStay" System. The few times (except early spring and fall), that there is a fresh wind on the bay, these boats will accelerate quickly and give you a real fun ride.

I sold both Cape Dory and C&C and found that most Cape customers had Ocean Plans for their sailing adventures.

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