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Hi All from a rejuvenated sailor

I sailed when I was in High School and College a little bit. But the bug bit me. Here I am newly retired so took ASA 101 and want to spend as much time as possible sailing. I will be buying my first boat shortly... I hope. So I will no doubt have lots of silly questions for the forums. Stay tuned..
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Enjoy!

What sort of boat are you looking at buying?

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Don't have a particular manufacturer in mind just yet but a 24-25 foot cruising not racing. Like several I've looked at like Oday, Hunter and Catalina.
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I sailed when I was in High School and College a little bit. But the bug bit me. Here I am newly retired so took ASA 101 and want to spend as much time as possible sailing. I will be buying my first boat shortly... I hope. So I will no doubt have lots of silly questions for the forums. Stay tuned..
Sounds just like me. I PM'd you.
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My Catalina 22 seems a couple feet too small when I'm out using it, and a couple feet too big when I have to trailer it...
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For my current needs I find 25' to be about perfect, small enough to head out for a couple hours in the afternoon solo, big enough I can go for a few days and have the comforts I want.
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What I'd really like would be a Baycruiser 26 by Swallow boats UK.

But I couldn't afford it, and I would have to have it shipped to the states. Maybe when I win the lottery.

http://swallowyachts.com/range/bay-cruiser-25/
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What I'd really like would be a Baycruiser 26 by Swallow boats UK.

But I couldn't afford it, and I would have to have it shipped to the states. Maybe when I win the lottery.

BayCruiser 26 | Swallow Yachts
It's probably significant cheaper today than it was yesterday afternoon!
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My Catalina 22 seems a couple feet too small when I'm out using it, and a couple feet too big when I have to trailer it...
True, but ..This week, I was lurking around a big sailboat boatyard looking for a slip - got to talking with the owner. He said to me " sailboats is what keeps the yard going no matter how tough the times are. You see those big sticks??? They can't go home. They gotta pay."

Then they offered me a fantastic cheap deal on a slip for my Cat 22- so cheap I had to instantly say yes. They know I can go anywhere. Will splash this morning.


wind cree - you are in such a great area, its going to be fantastic. Going up one size to a 27 ft boat will make it more pleasureable to go to Block, MV ect.... you dont want to be stuck in the bay forever.
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BayCruiser 26 | Swallow Yachts

I don't say this about many boats but that thing is fugly!
Sailing world uk claims it has "individual looks"......
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