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Favorite Boat

A tayana 37.
Someday I hope to have one...
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Ditto on the Formosa 51 - they are gorgeous when taken care of.
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Re: Favorite Boat

For me, the Morgan 33 Out Island. The reasons behind this include:

* Easy to single-hand sail
* Very stable under sail - even in marginal conditions
* Lots of interior living space
* Loads of storage space
* 6'-8" cabin headroom
* Large Vee Berth and Quarter Berth, plus loads of interior seating
* Room for 4 at the dinette table
* relatively shallow draft (3'-11")
* Lots of power (30-HP Universal Atomic-4, or 52-HP Perkins Diesel)
* Large cockpit
* 6'-6" deck to boom clearance (even the taller guys don't usually have to duck!)
* Mast height just 46-feet, allowing passages beneath 50-foot fixed bridge clearances, which there seems to be many of along the east coast
* full keel, great for heaving too, ocean swells and following seas

When I first considered this particular boat, many individuals said it was very slow. I've never found this to be the case, even in winds under 10 knots. The only disadvantage is boats with a full keel just don't seem to back up very well - at least not as easy as a fin keel boat.

Would I want something newer and larger? Nope! Over the years I've found that I can easily handle this boat alone, even in stormy weather. I've tried to single-hand sail some 41 to 45-footers, and I'm just not comfortable with a craft that large. Maybe I just getting old, though.

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Re: Favorite Boat

The boat that is top of our list to be our next boat is a Jeanneau SunFast 37.

We like the interior better than any other boat we have looked at in it's class, with all the cruising comforts we could want, and it offers better than average sailing performance.


Of course if we are talking money-is-no-object favorites; I would have to think about that one!
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Re: Favorite Boat

Frankly, I don't know how anyone can pick ONE favourite boat. I, myself, personally, like the vast majority of them in one way or another. I would find it much easier to pick the one I dislike the most.

When shopping for a new boat, the biggest problem I have is choosing between all the possibilities from old full keelers like Channel Cutters to high tech race boats.
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Re: Favorite Boat

Island Packet 440 for me.

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Re: Favorite Boat

Hmmm... at the chance of being ostracized, Nordhavn 46. Like the 62 too.

On sail, Probably the HR 4x, the Hylas 54 (nice boat), Mason 54 (SWEET BOAT... too deep of draft), X-Yacht 4x, Taswell 49. If I had to pick one sailboat, money no object, it would probably begin with Nautor and end with Swan, though the wife would fight for the HR.

Wait, what am I saying?? Catalina 400!! Same thing as a Swan, right? I mean if we are all dreaming anyways...

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Re: Favorite Boat

Since I've owned 2 of them, I guess it would be my Catalina 36. Perfect SoCal coastal cruiser, easily singlehanded and really comfy to live on for weeks at a time (I once did several years on one). I guess if I had permanent crew, I'd like something like the Catalina 47 or the Outbound 46. I also really love the PSC 31.

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