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GREGGWARREN is an unknown quantity at this point
marrsy is just like the rest of us

hey there, I have the same ideas ,thoughts, I,ve done lots o research on them there boats to much to list here. rigging is prob. the most impotant . write back g.w.
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Dude, you can sail any boat anywhere anytime if you have the stones. In the Carribean you will see daysailors from all over the World with outboards floating on hooks with a young couple sunbathing on deck. Ironically, true cruisers rarely have the big boat.
I have told this story before but it is worth repeating. I was sitting on the beach in Rincon, PR with a few friends drinking beers a few winters ago. A guy on a small boat, no more than 27 feet with an outboard sailed up and dropped a hook. He swam to shore and we gave him a beer. Within a few minutes he told us that he had sailed from Africa and was willing to sell the boat for a ticket back to Germany. So there you have it. You define what is the right boat for you.
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Good story Surf - did you buy the boat or did he sail back?
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Look at a Union 36, later model, with decks that don't leak.

You could do a lot worse.
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Smile center cockpit

WHatever you get, take a good look at center cockpit boats. They allow for the separate heads,cabins and showers you mentioned. I just sailed up 2 months ago from st.Pete to NY-Lake ontario in a 32' Buccaneer center cockpit w/ dogs ,Wife and # year old Child. It was a Great trip and we'll be departing South in 4-6 weeks for the return trip.
I found the important items for our comfort were freezer capacity,icemaking ability,refrigeration and Laundry.
All of which are being addressed for the return trip.
You don't have to spend a fortune.
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May I suggest the C&C Landfall 35 or 38. Both well laid out, quick, and capable.
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I don't think you're crazy either. Having said that, remember you posed the question to a bunch of lunatics who want to do the same thing

I've always been intrigued by the Fantasia 35. It's a center cockpit, so the two staterooms are well separated for guests. I've never been on one, but they seem to pack a lot into a boat that could be single handed readily.
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With just you and your budget, you've got nearly unlimited options. Finding 2 heads might be a pipedream, but there's plenty of capable, attractive, and well-laid out boats for you to choose from.

Here's just a few of what I'd look at with your itinerary and budget:

Westsail 32
Cabo Rico Tiburon 36
Pacific Seacraft 27 (Orion)
Pacific Seacraft 31
Southern Cross 31
Island Packet 27/31
Ta Shing Baba 30
Hallberg-Rassy Ramsus 35
Valiant 32
Cheoy Lee Luders 36
Allied Princess 36
Allied Seawind 30
True North 34
Willard 8 Ton World Cruiser
Nor Sea 27
Fantasia 35
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While we're at it, allow me to hijack the thread.

Someone please tell me more about the Union 36. I know it's a Bob Perry design, but that's about all I know. It's a great looking, salty yacht. I love canoe sterns, full keels and lots of wood in the cabins. This boat reminds me of the boats from the Ta Shing yard.
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Thanks for all the great answers - I'd like to hear more about the union too - I've been leaning more towards a double end - canoe stren - I'm about a month away from going - sold my car - house is on the market - selling all my furniture and belongings - already tossed most of my clothes - had a great time tossing out about 15 suits and hopefully will never put on another. No turning back - the day my house sells I'm taking whatever fits in my backpack, my guitar and I'm grabbing a train towards Miami - I have boats picked out to see along the way and where ever I buy I start my sailing to the keys...

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