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Dear Forum,
I am looking to buy a coastal cruising sailboat. I have a budget of approx. 25K (US). I plan on using it for sailing our local waters off Nova Scotia, for vacations, weekends and maybe a trip to Newfoundland.I want something my wife and I can handle, or when I''m put in the "dog house" I can singlehand...
I would appreciate any feed back on an appropriate boat for, coastal and an occasional offshore sail.
P.S. I''m going to take a look at an Ontario 28... Anyone know these boats ?
Regards, Aspy...
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There''s a little info on the Ontario 28, along with the specs at... http://sailquest.com/market/models/ontar28.htm

Supposedly well built boats and popular for coastal cruising. Beyond that, I don''t know much about them. Good luck in your search.

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Here is a link to a website about the Ontario 32 and 28. It contains background information about the boat, the designer and Ontario Yachts. Good luck.

http://www.magma.ca/~mcsail/ont/ont28.htm
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You might want to look into another Canadian boat, C&C''s. Typically on the performance end of a cruiser but a well built boat. I had a C&C 30 1982 for many years. Quick daysailor, room for upto 4 on a weekend, and we took in on many trips including: NYC to Newport and Newport to places like Block Island, Martha''s Vineyard, and Nantucket.
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Have you considered a Sabre 28? If you are looking for a good cruising boat in the 28'' range and a $25k price range, I think you would do well with one of those. I believe you can find one that has been well cared for and repowered in that price range.

Just a thought. Good luck in your search.

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