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MikeAlyea,
Your specifications sound good. I would add several other things that I like, but I'm sure others will disagree. First, I like skeg mounted rudders. It offers rudder protection without a full keel. Second, I would find a boat with an intergal keel. No keel bolts and hull/keel joint to worry about. Last and not least, I would place an autopilot on the must have list since you sail singlehanded alot. Buy the best you can afford.

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One thing I'll add to the pot is a nice suit of sails. A lot of work and modification on a boat can be done by yourself somewhat inexpensively. A really nice boat with older sails could end up being more expensive than a boat that needs some cosmetic work but has better sails. Good luck with the hunt.
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Ok, I have a keel stepped mast and this is the first one I've seen that doesn't leak. What's wrong with a mizzen? I have one and love the options it gives me.
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Mike - Maybe I missed it, but do you have a price range?
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Believe it is $50-60,000 from his other thread.
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Yes, $50,000 to $60,000 is the max range, but of course, I'd be happy to pay less if the right boat was available for less.
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Mike,

Agree with the others on the keel stepped mast criteria. referring to your other post, MKII at least are deck stepped. Not sure about the MKI. However, if the design is correct, and Catalina's have not had problems, a deck stepped mast should not be an issue.
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