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Cam's Tayana 52 would be a good choice...but are you sure that you want a 50'+ boat. What kind of sailing experience do you have? If you don't have a lot, and I do mean a lot, of sailing experience, a boat that big will probably be more a danger than a safe thing for you. Unless you have at least one full-time crew member and have been a sailor for many years, I'd highly recommend going with a smaller boat, say in the 35-40' range. A mistake on a 50'+ boat can involve forces that will kill you almost instantly, if not maim or cripple you. It is no place for a novice sailor to be IMHO.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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