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Best combo of traditional lines & sailing ablility
i am young, 21 years old, naive. and probably don''t have the experience others do around here. i have been to both the hinckley and morris yards, and have seen what they do. they both offer beautiful, great boats,(nothing catches my eye quite like a good ole hinckley 35 pilot) though they are a bit overpriced (to say the least).
its hard to say whats good for you in that range. but i wouldn''t look past a pacific seacraft 34 if you can afford it. though slow, its seaworthy and beautiful (unless you can''t stand a canoe stern). also, checkout sabre''s 34 mk2. a good looking semi-modern boat that won''t do you wrong.
if those are out of your price range, checkout a pearson 34-2, P-33, or a P-303 for value from the late 1980''s. for coastal cruising you can''t go wrong with those models- a great deal ( i grew up on a P-28 and have fallen in love with em). just my two cents.