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I'm in the same boat (sic), BRCincy, except I am looking for a small cruising sailboat for this season. I've mainly been looking at C&C 25s and 27s (as I've club raced both and really like them), but the Grampian 26 might fit the bill... they are dead cheap (often under $5k), have roomy interiors, and are surprisingly fun to sail. The only real downside to a Grampian is they are not the most beautiful vessel on the water.
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My 2˘:

Girls don't lay down in boats they can't stand up in.
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bigger is better,up to about 32 feet and then you must be strong,i found and iam sure there are many more solid glass 70s boats that have been lovingly taken cared of and refit as nessasasry,with new inboard desiels and many sails and extras bought along the way...thats the deal, get 40000 worth of boat for18000 ...and away u go my 32 is easy to handle and small enough to push around lits more forgiving than a smaller boat and more relaxed in its movement when the wind pipes up...read ,read, study, know what your looking at...good luck
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I have experimental data showing otherwise. You may want to repeat your study with more limber test subjects and/or more secluded anchorages.
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What do you mean? Ya saying a G-26 is ugly?

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I'm in the same boat (sic), BRCincy, except I am looking for a small cruising sailboat for this season. I've mainly been looking at C&C 25s and 27s (as I've club raced both and really like them), but the Grampian 26 might fit the bill... they are dead cheap (often under $5k), have roomy interiors, and are surprisingly fun to sail. The only real downside to a Grampian is they are not the most beautiful vessel on the water.
I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Sure it may look a little boxey, but inside you have as much room (or more) than most 30 footers.
Here's a site for some good deals on Grampians - index
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Red face Grampian 26

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I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Sure it may look a little boxey, but inside you have as much room (or more) than most 30 footers.
No, I don't think they are ugly, I'm considering them myself. :-) But they are not the first yacht to come to mind when people think about beautiful boats. Where they really shine is value... they are inexpensive and surprisingly good, fun, and safe boats. I probably should have mentioned the headroom when I posted, but I'm short enough to have standing headroom in a Shark 24 and seldom think in those terms. ha ha

They definitely fit the bill as an easy to sail, small cruiser, that won't cost an arm and a leg.
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