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Thanks a lot everyone for your replies. This is very helpful. I am 6'3" by the way, so head room would be nice. Not sure if that changes anything. I have some good boats to check out now though.
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It may change everything. ( the 6' 3" ) And I don't mean in a negative way, just the sailboat you might like.
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Will an O'Day 272 still work for my height? That seems to be the one I'm honing in on.
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I think being 6'3" and wanting a boat that you can stand inside within your price range, that has a shallow keel will be a trying find. My father in law is like 6'4" and he can navigate around the cabin no problem, with a little ducking around and staying low. I am 6' and stand straight up all over the cabin of our o'day. I recommend going around and viewing boats and seeing what you feel comfortable with. If you look at 70's era boats lots of them have a little bit more headroom but you sacrifice sleek lines. Obviously the larger the boat you normally pick up some head room as well.
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I can deal with ducking...
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There are many non-trailer-able boats in your price range that could give you head room and in turn sleeping room 31' Irwin sailboat for sale - Classified Ad
or 1976 Irwin 33 MKII sailboat for sale in Massachusetts or 1971 irwin 32 sloop sailboat for sale in Florida
I just showed the above as a sampling of some boats that are older but solid and good sailing vessels. Besides these Irwins you could find Pearsons, Morgans, etc. All these older 30' plus boats would be great first time boats, but they have inboards which might be a deal breaker for you, but for a man with your frame size I would definitely look for some more room as it will get cramped fast with a couple of people and dogs on board a 27 footer.
Good luck finding something.

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