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Re: Another "opinions requested" thread about boat choices...

Hunter 37 cutter. Four foot draft. I have one for sale on lake Michigan. If you want more info I think the Craigslist ad is still up in muskegon. Nope must have pulled that ad also.

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Most boat owners will try to justify their own decisions - good and bad - by trying to get more people to buy what they bought. I'm no different. And that's why I think you should consider a Morgan Out Island 41.

You'll be hard pressed to find a bigger interior. The 4'3" draft is convenient in shallows. And it's as thick as a ram's skull.

When you make your decision, you might consider throwing your spouse in on the deal. No boat is big enough for two opinions.
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Re: Another "opinions requested" thread about boat choices...

Folks, you have already boggled the previous top 2. We've been googling. One of them is still in the running, the other one may be nudged out...
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Re: Another "opinions requested" thread about boat choices...

Based on the info you gave, the Tartan 37 CB immediately came to mind. Great minds think alike!
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Re: Another "opinions requested" thread about boat choices...

Here is one you might not have considered

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Re: Another "opinions requested" thread about boat choices...

My new standard response is buy a Catalina 22, if that's too small then a Cat 27, if that's too small then a Cat 30... And nobody needs a boat bigger than a 30.... that's just plain wasteful.

Thousands of purchases cannot be wrong... Which is also why we should all drive a Prius (you know they make several kinds now, I know because I've seen the stupid cartoon commercial during these debates I feel like 1 billion times)... Lemme share:

Once you've used a dremel tool to remove that stupid jingle out of your head, or maybe that's just me, I'll re-look at this thread and provide a more lucid response.

I am thinking these debates require one to drink heavily first. Maybe if the candidates did too!

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Re: Another "opinions requested" thread about boat choices...

Much Boat Porn to view based on these suggestions. As one thing does lead to another when viewing Boat Porn, the next question is what anyone has to say about Dickerson 36 Ketches. Was not familiar with them, but they seem to have stability, enough sail area to function in wind that is on the light side, and a shallow draft.

Just curious. The field is still open.
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Re: Another "opinions requested" thread about boat choices...

Tartan 37's are certainly fine looking fibreglass boats but I'd take a look at the Hood 38 and Sabre 38 as well as the Ericson's.

All were well built boats.

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Re: Another "opinions requested" thread about boat choices...

Sabre 38' or C&C 37 ( which actually is 40 ft) , both of these are great boats in that range, and both will be quicker than any of the boats mentioned and have comparable build quality.
If these are to large look at the Sabre 36 and C&C 38 or even ur C&C 35 ( more of a racer cruiser )

I would go on as many different as possible before settling on one. Something may strike you different hen you see it in person. After you arrow it too two brands/ size than by the one in the best condition you can afford.

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Re: Another "opinions requested" thread about boat choices...

Well guys and/or gals, we seem to have done it, pending survey. It came down to reputation of builder, availability, specs matching specs we want and cost. Will reveal if anyone is actually curious.
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