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Sailing Dog...I just ran across your boat buying tips post and then your blog, and just wanted to say thanks for putting that out there. I can tell that it will be a tremendous resource for us. Hopefully someday soon we'll be able to provide some of the answers, as well as the questions.
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diesel, lots of room, under budget. If she's been kept up and built to plan, she is hell for stout.
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Oops. My Apologies SailingFool, must have been my excitement upon finding that article. ...I did do some more comparisons on the Yankee 30 and Tartan 30, and it looks like the Tartan has slightly less ballast with a slightly larger sail area as well. The extra beam would be the kicker for us though, we've walked through a Yankee 30, and I could see how it might get a little tight.


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Bljones, we've only been considering monohulls up to this point, but why not, we're open to all options. Any experience/reviews on sailing a Lodestar in particular? No reason we couldn't get talked out of a monohull, if someone could convince us. Thanks


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Oops. My Apologies SailingFool, must have been my excitement upon finding that article. ...I did do some more comparisons on the Yankee 30 and Tartan 30, and it looks like the Tartan has slightly less ballast with a slightly larger sail area as well. The extra beam would be the kicker for us though, we've walked through a Yankee 30, and I could see how it might get a little tight.
Have you looked on Latitude 38?

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How about a Ranger 33?

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With a dog, there are some advantages to a multihull- a more stable platform means a less stressed animal, there is room on deck for a dedicated relief zone, more stowage than a comparable monohull and old tris are relatively economical to purchase compared to the boats on your shortlist. Better to be over equipped and under budget than vice versa.

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I like the sounds of "Under budget and overequipped." Never having sailed a multihull, what would you think the learning curve would be? Any at all? I must admit to pretty extreme ignorance when it comes multihulls (not that I know that much about monohulls either).


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MarkSF, We have indeed been checking Latitude 38 pretty religiously, and funny you should mention Ranger 33's. There's one in La Paz that's pretty decked out, but a little out of our price range. Honestly we've been avoiding the spade rudders up to now, but we've recently started having the discussion of whether or not we should ease up on this requirement. It would certainly open up the market quite a bit. Your thoughts on the Ranger 33? Thoughts on a spade rudder in general for our scenario? thanks


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Others may be able to comment better than I on learning curve. Frankly, I don't think there is much difference, other than a little more effort required to come through the wind in some cases.

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just for conversation sake:

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