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You do have a pretty sweet Bene bubb. That was a great afternoon of sailing.
Smack I didn't know what to say when I heard about your wife. The thing I do know is both your wife and Courtney sailed on my boat so I going to be real picky about who it goes to.
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My issue with the FIrsts is that they aren't fast enough to outrun a solid, high performance race boat so you are going to be running PHRF anyways so get something that does OK, but is comfortable for the family - which is critical if you ever want to look into more distant options as we discussed.Brian
Brian, my estemed colleague, What the heck are you talking about? The Beneteau 40.7 I raced on won Key West, Block Island, the IMS East Coasts, Cheapeake High Point several years running, several Carribbean races. Sisterships won thier class in the Bermuda race, Sydney-Hobart, Solent Race Week, and the Fastnet. And none of them have sagging headliners.

Cheez. Name one Hunter or Catalina that did anything like that...

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Is a c&c 38 not an option? Sweet sailing boats with looks.
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Remind me again, What makes the 40.7 such a wonderful boat? All kidding aside, the 40.7 was on our short list. Didn't they make a two stateroom version?
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Smack, I'm sure you are tuned in on this one. Buy the boat that is suited for 90% of your use. If you're not going to cross the Gulf or an Ocean routinely, then you don't need a boat designed for it. Get the fast coastal cruiser that you and the boys will make memories on.
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There ahs been a Jeanneau Sun Fast 37 on lk texoma for sale off and on for a couple ofyears......deep lead keel, tall mast..........then I can give you the joke I play on folks when they ask what kinda boat I have.......LOLOLOL, then you can com etalk about BFS'ing ont he jeanneau owners forums. They need another rable rowswer on that forum. I can only do so much..........

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Remind me again, What makes the 40.7 such a wonderful boat? All kidding aside, the 40.7 was on our short list. Didn't they make a two stateroom version?
That particular 40.7 is the poster child for low waters and the need for dredging here in the Great Lakes. She ran aground on a shoal off the Portage Lake channel when trying to duck in from the weather on the return trip of a Mac Race. Apparently the waves beat her up until she sprung a leak.

Smack - Sounds like the Hunter 40 would suit your needs well. I've sailed and raced aboard a 92' Legend 375 wing keel and was impressed with both the accommodations and sailing ability. I wouldn't hesitate to own one as a coastal cruiser if you're looking for decent speed and a comfy basement.

Have you looked at the Pearson 36-2 & 39-2? Both are late-80's boats with a good turn of speed and very roomy cabin. I think the 36 PHRF's at ~126 and I assume the 39 does even better. I've been aboard a couple of them on the hard recently and think they are fairly well put together, considering the price point. Perhaps a half step above the Hunters/Catalinas of the same era? Shaw's design is no-nonsense and sails well, so I'm told.
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Re: Lets choose SmackDaddy's new boat...

Smack, the Seahorse is for sale as my girlfriend just talked me into an O'day 34.

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Re: Lets choose SmackDaddy's new boat...

Thanks for the feedback guys.

Minne, totally agree.

Bluto, I do really like the Jenneaus. They're in the mix as well, there's just not a lot of them out there (which is usually a good sign that the owners like them).

Smi - it's good to get your endorsement of the Hunters. I have done some off-shore racing on a Pearson 365 the last couple of years. They are definitely well-built, comfortable boats. I'm just personally not a fan of the more "traditional" interiors - and definitely want two cabins purely based on who will mostly be sailing with us (family and friends).

JT - 27'? Too little dude! I wanna go the Full 40!

Actually, there is an O'Day 40 on YW in my price range. Nice boat, but I want nothing to do with the cored hull.
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Re: Lets choose SmackDaddy's new boat...

Are you SURE that the O' 40 has a cored hull? While the deck is balsa cored, I can state with confidence that my O'day 35's hull is solid glass. Also; I believe that when these were produced (1986 - 87) that O'day was not producing cored hulls.
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