Owner 4knot sb.
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: East Stroudsburg, PA
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Re: Sucks trying to nail down a boat.
Maybe a 1-off racing boat... (seeing as you are planning on racing)... Merit, Capri, Mirage 236, san jaun, siedelman, S2 7.9 grand slam, or perhaps a slightly faster cruiser, Hunter 26.5, Hunter 25.5, probably a dozen others that CAN be sailed to their rating, and single handed.
I'd be looking for a boat around $8000 or less. Because your first purchase will likely be sails. You are looking for a boat that you can single hand and sail to it's rating.. tall order.
Exactly what I've tried to do... then you just have to do it.
"Rum Line" a 1982, S2 7.9 - Production boat limit tester, blue-water bucket owner, with wine taste on a beer budget.