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I have 2 kids (1 daugher 8 years old, 1 son 2 years old). I currently have an O'Day 23 on the St-Lawrence river in Montreal, Canada. We like to do weekend cruise, sleeping on the boat when the weather is nice.

I would like something a bit bigger but the draft needs to be kept below 3' 6", less is better in Lake St-Louis budget would be under 15K.

So far, I've looked at a Grampian 26 but with a draft of 51" it didn't make my list. I've looked at a Freedom 28 last weekend. The asking price is 22,900$ which is a bit to expensive for me. I don't like the looks of the McGregor at all.

If you can offer suggestions, I would appreciate it.

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The 3' 6" is going to limit you, as is the budget IMHO. You'd probably want to look at centerboard boats, as they'll have the shallower draft when necessary, yet still give good performance to windward. Here's a Tartan 27 that might work. Here's another Tartan 27.

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Try the Capri 26. Most have shallow draft, good interior room, and many come with an inboard diesel.

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Tx and sorry

Thank you for the suggestions and sorry if I didn't post correctly.

The draft I can't do anything about, the budget could be expended. I was looking at a 15K boat figuring she would need some new sails and other repairs. If she is perfect, 20-25k would be ok.

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Don't see any problems with your posting. Good luck with your search.

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I didn't realize that Lac St. Louis was that shallow. Where do you plan on keeping your boat because I've seen boats with deeper drafts than 3.5 ft. at Point Claire Yacht Club and various other clubs on the lake.
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Have you looked at a Bayfield 25? It will fit the draft requirement and budget, but at a performance cost. They are "shippy" looking little pocket cruisers, though.

But you may not think it will offer enough of a "step up" from what you have.

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I didn't realize that Lac St. Louis was that shallow. Where do you plan on keeping your boat because I've seen boats with deeper drafts than 3.5 ft. at Point Claire Yacht Club and various other clubs on the lake.
You are correct John some boats draw a lot more, but last summer the water was so low that a lot of my neighboor had a hard time getting in and out of the arbour. I keep my boat at Ile Perrot Yacht Club and I saw some boats last summer that were getting caught just trying to get out of the arbour (which was dregged to 5 feet in 2000 or 2001).

My O'Day draws 30" inches with the board up and that is fine for me but it is getting a bit small to fit my growing kids. I wouldn't want a full keel that draws 5' in Lake St-Louis. That is why I'm looking for 3' to 3' 6".

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You DIDN'T like the McGregor?......hhmmm..... That's a new one......

Oh well,.......to each his own I suppose........
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Your limitations on draft I'm afraid are not very reasonable if you expect to meet the objective of providing more comfort for your family. And, it should be more than the looks you don't like about the MacGregor. A step in that direction would be a backwards one in style and quality.

Probably the best you could do is a shallow draft Catalina 30 (about 4 feet). It will certainly be a move up and provide about twice the volume of your Oday. Check them out and see if you can fit it in your budget.

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