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34' Wylie for fun

While I'm in between the serious $ boats, I'm looking for something to get back into sailing, for the pure fun of it. This Wylie caught my eye. Obviously a survey would answer any real questions I have, but while I'm kicking the tires, anyone care to comment about this particular boat?

1979 Wylie 34 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
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Go to sailing anarchy and look up 'Ishtar's Dog'. He used to own a modified sistership. I'm sure he'll be able to give you some good input.
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...couldn't find it
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A friend owns a W 34 - it's a quick boat with a smallish interior; this one has a small section rig that probably relies somewhat on staying on the ball with the runners.... which can be a pain if shorthanded.. but they do cruise on it too with a couple of kids so there you go.

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..short-handed is the key because this is what the intended use of the boat will be. Thanks for the info Faster, just what I was looking for.
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Looks like a great boat for the money.
It would be a lot more fun to sail than
most of today's production boats.

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They are a neat boat, and a performer too - I'll go out on a limb and say that Jeff H might even approve!

But I'll also venture that the cockpit is not that short-crew friendly with a cross-cockpit traveler, runner winches aft and sheet winches well forward and inboard to boot.

The other odd thing... in the pictures the layout/furniture etc looks great... in person it's all 3/4 height so it's kind of like trying to live in "dollhouse" - not that extreme, of course, but galley counters and nav cabinet, etc are lower than standard. (at least in the one we've been aboard.. this one looks the same to me) Coupled with limited headroom it's not the most comfortable cruiser - though it was never meant to be one, anyway.....

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all good, keep it coming guys.
Faster, I'll have to look at the photos again to orientate myself with the position of the winches, traveller, etc,,,cheers for that.
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Bit of a VDS34 look about it. If I was looking for a fun boat to get back into the swing of things I reckon I'd be going even sportier than that.

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Put your thingy where your doodah is Wombat.
How sporty would you go?
I'm listening...
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