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Before you make any sizable investment, you might want to find a way to get the family out on a boat a few times and make sure they will enjoy it as much as you do. Either with someone you know, or a rental, if possible. Lighthouse Landing on Kentucky Lake has some rentals, which you can checkout here... http://www.lighthouselanding.com/rentals/index.htm,or you can try at Rooke Sails, http://www.rookesails.com/

It''s one thing to envision sailing, quite another to do it, for those who haven''t.

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John,
I`ve done a reasonable amount, about 6000 miles plus, Maggy shared most of that. This next move is THE retirement boat and I want to get as many views as possible,
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I''m suprised nobody has suggested either a Tartan T3000 or a Tartan 33 (NOT a T-10). These tremendously well built boats are well suited for both your family and the lakes. Look for a model with the Scheel Keel, which has the added bonus of being shallow draft and sturdy enough to do damage to the rocks, not the keel on impact. The Tartan 33 is a graceful S&S design that is also a fractional rig. Yachtworld lists a number of them around your price point. The T3000 is also a bargain in a yacht-quality boat. And the greatest benifit is that they are both very accomplished sailers in all conditions. Find one that is well maintained and you''ll have a keeper! Good luck and good hunting!
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Sorry for the confusion Steve, my reply was to sailorgirl and the original post on this thread.

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For your area, budget and needs, I think a mid-1980''s Catalina 30 makes good sense. It''s probably the biggest interior of any 30 footer ever made, sails well in light air, is sufficient quality for your cruising grounds, is well supported by the manufacturer, and has decent re-sale if you decide to move up or get out.
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I don''t know if you would consider an older O''Day, but there is a new listing at Green Turtle Bay you may wish to check out.

http://www.kentuckylake.com/gtb.htm

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