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Smile which boat to choose?

Hi there I am currently in the process of purchasing my first boat and was wondering if anyone would be able to help i have narrowed it down to 2 yachts one has some work to do tidying up but is a cheaper option


http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=264353835[/url]


The other is more expensive but we could walk onboard and start sailing


http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=265048074[/url]

Any recommendations on these would be greatly appreciated.

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http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/List...x?id=264353835

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/List...x?id=265048074

clickies I hope

Not that my feeling should count, I like the looks of the second listed boat better than the orange thing. Then again, both are probably good boats. Not that I have seen or heard of either one.
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Thanks for that. It seems like in New Zealand we have different yachts as i have been looking online at reviews and alot of the boats i am seeing we dont have over here.
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Not to offend anyone with an Orange boat, but could you stand to look at it? I am with Marty the second boat looks much more interesting.

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haha at least i would be seen which do you think would be easier to learn on a fractional rig or a masthead?
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Interesting seeing the different boats in different regions. Orange can be painted!!

I get the sense that hardchined (homebuilt?) designs are more prevalent in Kiwi land than N.A..
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Well I have never seen anything like either one of them before, and I have been cruising, and living on sailboats for a long time. I don't like the white ones open back in the cockpit at all, I say the Orange one has a kick ass V-birth, and the Beam is wonderful, although I would paint it, and fix it up a little. I think maybe Us Americans should learn a little somthing from the NZ Sailboats, Like maybe wider beams? Most American sailboats at 26ft have 9ft-6 beams! I would go with the Orange boat. Fair winds! Capt. Mike
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haha at least i would be seen which do you think would be easier to learn on a fractional rig or a masthead?
Having learned to sail on Masthead rigs, when I had a chance to sail on a performance boat with fractional rig, with light, very bendable mast I really took to it, its nice having the extra sail shape control. I have only sailed for a year and a half so am far from an expert, it seems to me the fractional rig offers more sail trimming options, the masthead is a bit simplier to sail.


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Both seem to be unique, perhaps one of a kind home builts, so getting info is going to be hard. Try to track down the original builders if you can as they are going to be the best (only?) source of acurate information. Both look to be glass over wood, which is fine if done right and maintained. If not taken care of water intrusion can be extensive and very hard to repair. As almost everyone on this site will tell you, it is always less expensive in the long run to get a properly maintianed and outfitted boat for more money up front rather than a bargain in need of work.
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Not to offend anyone with an Orange boat, but could you stand to look at it?
That's nuthin'. A fellow named Greg Morris sailed the Singlehanded Transpac several times on a boat named Color Blind. It was (is?) lavender above the waterline, had a lime-green bottom, and a safety-orange bootstripe (or some sort of similar combination). I saw it once on the hard at Svendsens in Alameda; had to put the Ray-Bans on to look directly at it.
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