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With a car to boat comparison I am still trying to figure out what my 45 yr old Coronado 25 would be. Small but roomy @4500# not light for a 25 ft not the most comfort but great for weekends and more...
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Welcome to the windy blue! As someone getting back in to sailing after a long hiatus, i can confirm that the best advice given so far is to hang around SailNet and folow the threads. Evryone on here is willing to share whatever they know. Even if they don't know, they are at least hilarious until the answer pops up!
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Re: Beginner section

First of all welcome to Sail Net. Tons of info to be had here. In answer to your question regarding the right size, how about a nice 27 Catalina. It is a nice boat to learn on and its one that will keep you dry.
Also in answer to a web site to find used boats try Yachtworld.com
http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...ncedSearch.jsp

It will give you an idea of whats out there and how much you can expect to pay.
Good luck and welcome once again.
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Toyota Corolla of sailboats? Catalina 30. Hands down.
I was going to say the same thing but you beat me to it. (I used to have a C30).
I would also suggest looking at O'Days and maybe Pearson's. If the C30 is a little too big, drop down to the C27.
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Hi everyone! I'm new to this forum and would like to get help from experienced sailors like you.

I work in finance and my dream is to buy a sailboat. I live in Colombia (south america) so I will get great weather all year long, below hurricane belt. I plan to sail the caribbean at least for 1 year, don't have a route or plan yet, single with no kids but want to have friends around for a while so a boat with 2 or 3 cabins layout will do.

Here's the question, wich I guess you've heard millions of times: wich boat suits better for me? What you suggest? I have a budget around us 150k-200k for the boat, not into mechanics (i'm a finance guy, remember) and value comfort as well as safe and security. As I'm new to sailing And I want to avoid rough seas as long as I can, but I guess on the ocean you'll never know.

So Beneteau and Hanse are affordable (second hand with little use), don't want an old workhorse that can get through a storm flawlessly but requires loooots of work and maintenance. Will this brands work for me and the purpose / sail area I'm planning to do? What do you suggest?

Look forward to your replies

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Matrix - a boat is a very personal choice.

Charter a few and find an interior layout, deck layout, length, etc.. that suits your preferences.
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I m a new guy in the sailing world

Does this forum has a newcomer section?

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Welcome aboard sepotaqc!

You will glean a lot of good information from this forum. But watch out. You'll find misinformation as well. And many differences of opinion. Research on and off sailnet to get answers. There is an old proverb that says, "with an abundance of council there is victory." Ask a lot of questions and sort out the responses.

As far as your search for a good 30 footer, I like a C&C 29 or 30. Also consider a Mirage.
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Re: Beginner section

Welcome aboard.

Some great choices for you of some great Canadian boats include:

Tanzer (we owned a T22 and a T28)
Grampion
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C&C sailboats.

Well made and probably in the price range you are looking at.

Also - get in touch with the CSPS - ECP in Montreal for some great help.

ECP
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Toyota Corolla of sailboats? Catalina 30. Hands down.
If you wanted the Ford Tempo of sailboats, that would be a Grampian 26.
The PT Cruiser of sailboats? Bayfield 29
The Hummer H3 of sailboats? Macgregor 26M
What would the C&C30 mk1 be?
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Tanzer 22- ford escort of boats.
Siren- fiat 500 of boats.
Optimist- Smart Car of boats.
I'm really curious to know what boat compares to a Ford Explorer Limited... GO!
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