Join Date: Jul 2006
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Some help needed with shoal draft choices
Started looking at several boats online (Pearson, Catalina, Sabre, Tartan, Cape Dory...) in the 30' range to be used in shallow waters of the Barnegat Bay. Need to sleep 5-6,2 adults and children, for some overnighters. I guess I am looking for a boat with less than 4' draft thats not a slug. I really dont want to go too old (no older than mid 80's) as I want to sail with family and not work more than I have to on maintenance. Questions I have are if wing keels are ok or can I find what I am looking for with a CB? Not sure about getting a wing keel out of the muck! Can anyone recommend a model they have experience with that can meet my needs? Are any of these more fun to own and sail than others? And lastly where may I find issues with resale when the time comes? Thanks in advance for any advice!