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What kind of headroom do you need?
6'2" or more all around would be great. I have standing headroom in the center of my cabin now, but I would like to feel less cramped.
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I know where you can buy a Landfall 35 for well under your budget. Freshwater boat, well equipped.
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You say you do mostly daysailing with some overnighters & want 6'2" in a 30-38 footer.


More headroom = higher cabin top = less visibility

Your C&C 30 is a fine boat, consider modifying the rig to make it easier to single hand

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I don't mean to sound partial but you should take a look at a San Juan 34. They are well built, easy to sail, have decent head room (6'2"), reasonably fast for a cruising boat (rate 117 to mid 120's) and there aren't a lot of them around so can be found cheap, especially outside of the PNW where they are most well known. There are several on the east coast in the mid 20k range.

BTW, draft is 5'11" for the standard keel. There was an option for a shallow draft keel but I've never seen one listed.
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You say you do mostly daysailing with some overnighters & want 6'2" in a 30-38 footer.


More headroom = higher cabin top = less visibility

Your C&C 30 is a fine boat, consider modifying the rig to make it easier to single hand
Thanks for your reply!
You could be right. I've owned my boat for 11 years and part of me just wants a new boat
There are boats out there (Newport 30, Catalina 30) that make my boat seem cramped down below. I know some of them don't have the qualities I'm looking for, that's why I'm considering the C&C 30 MKII
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I don't mean to sound partial but you should take a look at a San Juan 34. ....
If this boat interests you, at the same time check out the Crown 34 (original version of the SJ34) and the Sceptre 36, a reworked version built by Sceptre yachts, started by the designer of the Crown/SJ 34. The Sceptre has a modified transom primarily, giving it the extra length. Pretty boats, all.
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Rob...tryed to send you a private message but i don't think it worked. might have something for you...but no way to contact as the site won't accept my email address......................303-408-4696--sorry but no voicemail
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Rob...tryed to send you a private message but i don't think it worked. might have something for you...but no way to contact as the site won't accept my email address......................303-408-4696--sorry but no voicemail
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I see this is your first post. This is probably why you could not PM me. Reply to this post, then try again.

Probably better you don't post your email address on a public message board, I believe that spam software can pick it up somehow.
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You say you do mostly daysailing with some overnighters & want 6'2" in a 30-38 footer.


More headroom = higher cabin top = less visibility

Your C&C 30 is a fine boat, consider modifying the rig to make it easier to single hand
I do mostly day sail, but I spend 2-3 nights a week on my boat. I guess you might say I'm a part time live aboard for a few months a year.

Where I sail out of gives me loads of options. In eight hours in any direction I can be in dozens of towns. Cuttyhunk to Port Jefferson and all points in between

Throw in a girlfriend or another couple, or better yet, another couple of girlfriends and things get cramped down below.
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