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Re: Please help me compare these cruising boats.

I am partial to Bristol 35.5 CB since I own one. Very solid with good motion comfort. Engine compartment is very tight. On the Chesapeake every marina I talk to have nothing but good things to say about the boat and the company that produced it.
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Re: Please help me compare these cruising boats.

Originally Posted by sailnoob View Post
Good question puddinlegs, I'm thinking in the neighborhood of 20-40k
Ok, now we can talk.

For consideration:

Pearson 365 (might be at the high end of your range). Ask Smack about his experiences racing on one. Not a lot of sail area (SA/D ~14), but fast in good wind.

Tartan 34c (have seen for under $15 that looked well-cared-for...)

EDIT: I wasn't sure whether the 365's really came in the price range, and I didn't see any on Yachtworld. On a whim I searched with and found a few nice examples. Neat tool for finding the kind of boat you would buy nationwide but might not be listed with a broker. Also potentially a good tool for comparing "high-end" broker prices on YW with "low-end" non-broker prices on local craigslist (and kijiji in CA) sales

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