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I am looking to buy a sail boat and need some recomendations for vessels to look at. I would like a boat in the 27-35 foot range, nice interior(essentials, such as nav stations, dining, etc.) which with a bit of work can look like a palace inside. It must also be able to go offshore anywhere, being comfortable in normal conditions (wont bounce like a cork). My buget is 20k-40k(at the extreme) canadian dollars.
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the thing i forgot to mention is that I will be the sole hand, but I plan to never change vessels, and would like it to be compatible for a future family (wife, kid(s)).
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Twenty-seven to thirty-five is quite a range.
$20 to $40 is not a lot of loonies.
Hope you plan to do some work.
Consider some of the older models like the Bristol 30, Columbia 34, Catalina 30, Morgan 34, Tartan 34, etc. These are all good boats that will treat you well.
Just my two cents free to you. John Gov.
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Oh, i plan to varnish the hell out of it, put in some leather...mood lights...oh yeah. The only thing I am worried about is work to do with the rigging. What are the odds that a boat like that will have major problems above decks?
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i mean, i will blast the hull and fix it up, any crap inside can be polished, but as for the rigging..hmmm
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Re: "What are the odds that a boat like that will have major problems above decks? "
I''d say the odds of a major problem above decks equals the odds for problems below deck, with the engine, with the electronics or with the hull, i.e. the opportunity for major problems exists through the boat.

A 35 foot boat is about twice as big a a 27 - if this is your first boat, my advice is to get real about you intentions and expectations. Buy a 27 footer, you can get a nice one for $20k, use it for a year or two around home, and then set some plans for what next when you know a bit about what is what.

Good luck.
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I am being very realistic... I am currently using contessa 26''s here at the coast guard training facility, however, I want a "yatch" for myself. You have any suggestions?
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