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hi, looking for some help. been looking and reading up on boats for over 8 yrs now and getting ready to pull the trigger for full time liveaboard go anywhere and everywhere, be somewhat comfortable and not cramped and doing so on a little more than a shoestring.
leaning towards a cal 34, a rawson 30 an offshore 33 and maybe a 32 cat. (listed for sale now)
Bluewater a must and do not want that claustrophobic thing goin on as i sort of felt on a 30 cape dory (seemed to be narrow beam). thinking the cal 34 is the best choice because of guests aboard now and then. (maybe). still not so sure of the offshore 33 as solid as the cal or rawson (not many articles on them that i could find). the rawson i trust, just from reading up on their owners groups and testimonies. comon you guys what's your pick?
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ps will probably single hand also.
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Have you already looked at them?

I'm sure someone will chime it that knows more about these makes...

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trusting my instincts on sight unseen and judging the present owners honesty. any questionable boat i will steer away from if there are condition problems. suvey still on back burner beforehand.
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trusting my instincts on sight unseen and judging the present owners honesty.
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Might I offer you something in the way of an east coast bridge?
lmao... for now.
appreciate that and am cautious but thanx for heads up.


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The is a LOT of GRAY in Bluewater

While plenty of Cals have gone plenty of places they were for the most part production boats built for the masses in the affordable price range
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While plenty of Cals have gone plenty of places they were for the most part production boats built for the masses in the affordable price range


that's the kind of feedback i'm looking for here. do NOT want to be out there in trouble and holding my cell phone wondering why no one is picking up. just want to be assured that the boat will handle it all and ride it out if need be.
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What is your budget?

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What is your budget?
after purchase (up to 15k) planned on living on 150-200 week
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