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Alright First boat buy $10,000 to spend. Give me you best!

Looking at a few boat's needing a few more opinions. The older the better.
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You want older boats? or older opinions??

For $10K or less - leave yourself some spending money...Catalina 25/27, Ranger 26/29, Cal 25/27/28, C&C25, for starters.

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This is one of the oldest I could find easily, but she's a classic. I did find a 1910 catboat, but not as roomy.
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WHY "The older the better" ?

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Looking at a few boat's needing a few more opinions. The older the better.
I purchased my "new" boat (an '81 Catalina 27) 2 years ago. I got what I think was a good deal, $6,000 with new sails & outboard (1 years old for both). The only money I have put into the boat was new batteries (and several upgrades I have made, but not necessary). I would steer clear of wooden boats unless you have expertise in that area. I would stick to fiberglass, and I would plan on spending money to "fix it up" to meet your needs. I was lucky, but repairs can be costly. Also, you should consider a surveyor, to give you an accurate understanding of the boat's condition.

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Sailing on The Central Chesapeake Bay, West River, MD on my Catalina 27, Aelous II with my wife and friends.
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Need more info! Cruiser? Racer? Daysailor? Dinghy? Etc?

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looking for a cruiser for sure strictly sail no huge power, and older because it has a history behind it,and heart.
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Between Faster's and mitiempo's recommendations - which fits what you want more closely?


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Alright...here's a few recommendations without knowing what size you're looking for:

Aquarius Pilot Cutter 24
Catalina 25/27
Pearson 30
Islander 28
Ericson 27/28/29
Newport 28
S2 8.0 (26')

And a few others that might be a reach for under $10k:

Islander Bahama 30
Catalina 30
Sabre 28
Tartan 30
Cape Dory 28

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The smaller the better. I have done a few 3 day cruises on my 24, but I take my dinghy out every day. It's true, the amount of use a boat gets is inversely related to it's length.
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looking for a cruiser for sure strictly sail no huge power, and older because it has a history behind it,and heart.
Where will you be cruising? How many people on the boat, most of the time?
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