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re: What made you buy your boat?

I liked the colour.

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re: What made you buy your boat?

Had nice boat, yacht and sold it.
Now bought dinghy to learn to sail properly.
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re: What made you buy your boat?

I wanted a good boat to learn on and that could take me anywhere I wanted. It was also the best and biggest I could afford. It is still small enough to tow with my truck, and big enough to go anywhere in the world. It's a great boat for my local lake and will be great when my skills improve and take it out on the ocean. I love my boat and it's the perfect fit for me.
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re: What made you buy your boat?

I was drunk the day my mom got out of prison...(sorry that was a differen day)

lets just say you shouldn't drink and bid on boats on e-bay late at night...

(just saying....)
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re: What made you buy your boat?

I am big 6' 3" my 44 ft mono has the biggest shower I have seen on a boat of this size.

There is no risk of me banging my elbows or the elbows of the friend showering with me.

Yup it really is that big.

Anyway dat was one BIG reason.
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re: What made you buy your boat?

Guitar, not to be a smart ass but maybe you need to rent condos where you would like to visit and fly there? Given your wife's conditions, small boats aren't comfy or easy....

We have our current boat because my wife wanted it.
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re: What made you buy your boat?

A C22 seemed like a good place to start since I was a newbie and was going to be singlehanded 99% of the time. It's plenty of boat for me, for now...

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re: What made you buy your boat?

Well, the price was right, for one. But two, it was a relatively unique boat, should be suited well for what I'll be doing in the short-term, and will give me a great platform to learn many new things on, maintenance, refitting, sailing in general, and more. It's definitely going to be a stepping stone in preparation of a few years down the road.

As far as design goes though, there really isn't anything that I sit here and go "I like this about this one over other options, so that's why I chose it." Because there's nothing outrageous about it (unless you count that wacky keel). It satisfies my itch for a boat, gives me a project to learn on, and that's all I was after

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re: What made you buy your boat?

I bought my US27 because it was stupid cheap, had a diesel, a wheel, roller furling and was pretty much launch ready. I handles like a dinghy but has room for friends.

I do want to move into the 35-40 range in a few years just to be able to keep up with my armada...I am the smallest boat in the fleet and don't have enough waterline for consistent 7-8kn runs like the bigger boats.
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re: What made you buy your boat?

I've had multiple boats so have run into multiple problems through the years. I have never owned a new until now. I'm retiring this year and wife in 2. I'm 6' - she's 4'10". I've had:
Keel bolt problems- want encapsulated keel.
Like to go fast- want efficient bulbed keel.
Had pedants break and center boards jam- want fixed keel of reasonable draft.
Broken fingers going forward to reef and need boat set up to single- want lines brought aft.
Had very scary time when an in mast furled jammed- Dutchman with single line for first two double for third reef.
Scared of main halyard breaking with huge amount of sail on deck with leisure furl- ditto.
Have been caught out even with weather routing - baby stay for storm jib
Been on other rigs but Solent best for mom and pop
Winches powered but boat set up so everything works with no power.
Interior customized for multiple hand holds that fit both of us.exterior customized so she can reach everything
7 berths- 5 true sea berths behind mast.
All the comforts of a home as we are living on it.
Solid hull- no delamination worries easy to fix back to original strength .good design with multiple 200+ m days.
No wood no varnish
Synthetic core in deck- no water migration
Fully glassed in bulkheads- no creaks& groans
Watertight bulkhead forward- boat safer than raft
Traditional teak and pleasing colors inside- lowers stress
Views from inside- nice and light
Centerized tankage with multiple integral tanks- no maintenance, have water/ fuel if one bad, improved gyradius
Hate cold/ wet- hard dodger
Hate engine noise- 2 d400 and solar panels on hard Bimini for juice, parasailor for light air
As Nate says white or the wrong color
Beautiful

Yes I love my boat- spend a lot of time thinking it through and listening to others. More important wife loves it too.

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