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I'm bewildered by the thousands of makes models designs that flood the sailboat market so decided to ask you sailors which you consider the best. At first glance it appears to me to be a westsail or similar design. What is your pick?
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Re: Best used cheap blue water boats 30-45ft

Define "cheap" please. Or, what's your budget?

Here's my personal list of favorite "affordable" (~$50k) bluewater sailboats.

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To be honest I would spend $200,000 on the right boat but I would like to fine an older solid blue water boat in the 20 to 60K range. Seems all I have looked at no matter what the owners claim are in need of considerable upgrade before they would be truly suitable for blue water cruising. In reality I will likely just use the boat to go offshore for the day or bottom fishing for rockfish halibut. My concern is that the Oregon coast has some real nasty bars and its possible to go out for the day but not be able to safely return for a day or more because of the weather. People are killed every year on oregons bars.

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I'm bewildered by the thousands of makes models designs that flood the sailboat market so decided to ask you sailors which you consider the best. At first glance it appears to me to be a westsail or similar design. What is your pick?
Generally the words cheap and bluewater dont go together well, unless you consider something like a Vega 27, pretty basic.

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There's a pretty nice Gozzard 36 for sale in Portland.
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There's a pretty nice Gozzard 36 for sale in Portland.
gizzard 36? never heard of them but I'll check it out
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I checked them out and they are beautiful boats but cant find any on the west coast

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Re: Best used cheap blue water boats 30-45ft

How about something like this:

1971 Tartan 34 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

A Tartan 34 for $9,500.
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I'm bewildered by the thousands of makes models designs that flood the sailboat market so decided to ask you sailors which you consider the best. At first glance it appears to me to be a westsail or similar design. What is your pick?
30-45' is sort of like asking for the best available land vehicles sized between vans and school busses. That is a huge size range.
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Look at a cabo Rico or tayana. Bet you can find one for around 50-100

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In spectacular condition, that is.

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