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Thanks for that very astute (and right-on) bit of wisdom td. Not to detract further from the OP's post, but I searched very carefully for a boat that I thought would be more she-worthy, as well as sea-worthy (that was really bad ). My hopes were, in spite of the vessel being older, but extremely well preserved, it was very comfortable and well-appointed for it's size, down below - where it really counts with a woman. Didn't work and we're in a holding pattern, on to other boats in short time.

I just ordered two of these though:



These expedition Kayaks will allow us to clear our heads on the beautiful coastal waters of our cruising grounds this summer - prior to deciding what our next boat wil be. This time - I'm all ears.
Nice. I like the look of those. We are planning on getting a couple of the high pressure inflatable kayaks. I like the idea of being able to potter up the odd creek or river that a keeler can't get into and maybe do a bit of camping at the same time. Given that inflatable dinghys are a pain to row the kayaks will also make for a bit of exercise. While I'd prefer a hard kayak storage space makes inflatable necessary.
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Both Contest and Najad make wonderful boats and will customize interiors with washers or mirrors over the bed!
http://www.najad.se/
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Your money will go much farther with a ten year old boat instead of a new one. If you want to spend the same amount of money for a new one, you are likely to get a lesser boat.
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Genesis2:
I'm not sure what your budget really is, but if your entertaining a new 52' Jeanneau, Then it must be up there......so here's a roomy head-turner:
Cabo Rico 42 pilot
http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...ico&slim=quick
This one would be on my short list if $$$ were no object
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I can't agree more with you but maybe I express wrongly myself, when I said newer I really meant a Jeanneau 2004 -2005 not brand new, so I'm talking about 300k, not more. Like you if I would have the 500k certainly I would get the Cabo Rico 42 pilot.
Any other sugestions?they are welcome
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genesis2,

I've been following this boat for some time, an outstanding deal at....., maybe 300K ? very low use and hours, a big plus in my search for a second hand one owner boat. I have no motive in my suggestion, just passing along some info.

http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...esultsLayout=0

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What's so disturbing about it dog? Any sailor who has a large hatch over the bed, knows that the glass will reflect just like a mirror, as long as there's a darkened sky above.
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So you lose half on the trade-in of your boat; I've heard rumors that one can lose much more trading wives! (I don't really know - been married 44 yrs.) The washer and AC may be nice, but I've yet to see a Bendytoy which I would take off shore! Nice coastal and/or dockrat boats. Buy T B's boat, and solve two problems at once! Yours and his!
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Buy T B's boat, and solve two problems at once! Yours and his!
Thanks Don - but it was sold for full price within an hour of listing it. Closing was done today - remotely and just received the check via FedEx a few moments ago . . .
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