cruising all I can
Join Date: Apr 2007
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I sold a 24' buccaneer a few months ago after sailing it on and off for quite a number of years. sailed fine, not a raceboat, but then I don't race.
Easy to rig and manuver can be trailered and very simple systems make it a very inexpensive sailboat to own and maintain. extremely roomy w/ good headroom.
I now have a 32' center cockpit Bayliner Buccaneer and have enjoyed sailing it the last few years from tampa,fl. to Lake Ontario New York and back to Florida with family and pets aboard. The 32' is constructed a bit differently than the 24' and has an inboard engine and more complex systems (2 heads,shower,oven,stove,fridge,freezer,icemaker,wo odstove,TV,DVD,solar,aux. Generator, etc.).
Still not a raceboat (I still don't race) goes to windward suprisingly well considering it's shoal draft and high freeboard. I hardly ever "motor" as I enjoy sailing off anchor and such.
And the only Laughter I hear is that of enjoyment of the crew, and myself as well, when I think of the payments other sailors must make on expensive sailboats as I sail the same waters for a pitence of the cost and twice the pleasure !