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If you are interested in Sailing One Design very imexpensively two Active and friendly Fleets in The Area are

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Good idea, it must be fun !! I will check that out !
The Martin 242 look a little too racing oriented for the family trip. I will see.

If you are who I think you are, I must say that your Harbor 25 really catch my eye ! If I have 10 times my actual budget I would go for it.


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Follow the craigslist's boat section to find something. Almost all the boats in your size and price range go there, not through brokers. Be sure to watch the Seattle listings too. My experience has been that there are more boats than the Vancouver/Victoria area and the prices are better. For $10k, you should be able to get a decent 27' boat like a Cal 2-27 or an Ericson 27. You'll like the extra space with 3 kids.

Don't be seduced by a boat with a low price that "needs a little work". Bad idea!
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Follow the craigslist's boat section to find something. Almost all the boats in your size and price range go there, not through brokers. Be sure to watch the Seattle listings too. My experience has been that there are more boats than the Vancouver/Victoria area and the prices are better. For $10k, you should be able to get a decent 27' boat like a Cal 2-27 or an Ericson 27. You'll like the extra space with 3 kids.

Don't be seduced by a boat with a low price that "needs a little work". Bad idea!
The highlighted area is true but where are you going to berth it? There is nothing in Vancouver - you have to buy a boat with transferable moorage.
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This is, unfortunately quite true... the only area that I know where people are having some luck finding space is under 27/28 feet and on the North Shore where the unavoidable fact of being behind tidal gates in either direction is a given.

These conditions are an even bigger disadvantage with a smaller, slower boat.
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'faut dire à Vancouver qu'il pleut plus qu'en Bretagne. C'est pour cela qu'on a des bimini avec rideaux. Si les régattes t'intéressent, il doit y avoir des J/24 (ou un bateau similaire qui se trouve dans les environs) disponible pour pas trop cher. C'est assez grand pour une petite famille pour sortir ensemble, et assez vite pour s'amuser. Bon vent!
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'faut dire à Vancouver qu'il pleut plus qu'en Bretagne. C'est pour cela qu'on a des bimini avec rideaux. Si les régattes t'intéressent, il doit y avoir des J/24 (ou un bateau similaire qui se trouve dans les environs) disponible pour pas trop cher. C'est assez grand pour une petite famille pour sortir ensemble, et assez vite pour s'amuser. Bon vent!
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Thank a lot for the advices, I will check it out.
There isn't tons of below 30' boats advertised around it seems. But 2 or 3 are still coming out every week and I am a patient guy, so I won't rush anything.

And it's fun to look for a boat

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The highlighted area is true but where are you going to berth it? There is nothing in Vancouver - you have to buy a boat with transferable moorage.
That is truer for larger boats (30' and up). There may be more room for smaller boats because everyone is moving up. You need to check around.

Next to our own boat (which we love!), I would suggest that the OP consider Catalina 27's. You can buy a good boat at the top end of the OP's budget, perhaps a bit more. A good, forgiving family boat,

OP, welcome to Vancouver. You'll love sailing here. Perhaps we'll see you on the water some day!
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I would suggest that the OP consider Catalina 27's.
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