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Another boat to look at in the same range price etc, altho maybe hard to find on this side of the contenent, is a Jeanneau 30 or 33. A bit more sail area, higher Ballast disp than the bene's.
Moorage here a bit south in Wa st sounds the same as up there, up to 32 is not tooo hard to find, over 32 into the mid 30' range, can take upwards of 3-5 yrs to get your own slip! You may want to look at some of the higher prices YC's too vs public moorage. Your YC cost along with in some cases, really discounted prices per foot, are worth it. A friend with an Islander 40, found the near him YC at 2000 a yr, along with the 150 per month moorage was worth it vs ShilShoal at 450 a month! Along with ShilShoal being a bridge across Lk Washington etc from Bellevue.
I have a small 85 Jenneau 30'ish foot boat. I can say some nice things about it, but will admit, a 33-35' boat would be nice. If I go bigger, it will be a 36-40'. OR, if I get my dream per say, only 3' longer to Jeanneau Sun Fast 3200, which is a Volvo 70 cut in half for the most part!
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