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Topic Review (Newest First)
08-08-2011 10:35 AM
emoney Congrats, William. Looking forward to the pics. I'm surprised that the 27hp isn't enough power?? What does she weigh?
08-08-2011 07:40 AM
Cherp What's a "beater"?
08-08-2011 01:09 AM
sidney777 How a Vancouver sailboat ? I don't know how large they make them, but have seen with rounded stern and beautiful teak for blue water sailing .
08-07-2011 08:07 PM
williamkiester The Luders has been great. She keeps momentum at 5-7 knots well. She's a little underpowered with a new Yanmar 27 hp diesel. That said, she's handled very steep six foot following seas with agility offshore of Long Island, and beat into a 30-35 knot wind with 4-6 ft waves from Salem to Ptown overnight without drama. She's earned my trust. She sails with a nice smooth motion. She's comfortable, fun and able. She looks a bit practical and gruff next to all the fancy yachts in the Cape but was the only lady shoving of for the Cape Cod canal current change at 11:30 at night. She's easy to handle, and I imagine I can singlehand her fairly easily. Her cockpit is comfortable and the decks wide which makes for nice lounging on the mooring. I'm very excited. I will figure out how to post photos and get some up.
07-10-2011 08:20 PM
smackdaddy Congrats WilliK!!! Get some pics up when you can.

BTW - your Bluewater Sailer thread kicked some serious butt. Nice work dude!

How does your Allied do?
07-01-2011 12:51 PM
Marcvet
HC Alternative

As an alternative to the HC 33 or 38 you should consider a Lord Nelson 35. some poeple consider them the "Cadillac" of the Hans Christians. I have hull 27 and it's built like a brick s---house! Also, the teak decks are screwed down but directly to fiberglass, not balsa core. The boats are well insulated and very dry.
Cheers,
Marcvet

s/v Gant Man
07-01-2011 12:36 PM
williamkiester We bought an Allied Luders 33, not in the same class as an HC but will go as far. We are very excited. Sailing her up from the Chesapeake in a week!
09-25-2010 11:29 AM
williamkiester Thanks for the boat list. I will check those out when I get a chance. The Southern Cross 31 is already on my list but I'm worried it is a bit pokey for day sails and coastal stuff. I've been meaning to check out a Baba. And there are a bunch of new exciting names for me to explore. A quick peak and the Valiant 32 might be a good one for me to consider. I'm thinking I want a fin keel offshore cruiser or a cut away keel. The Cascade 36 is current top of the list but their often have weird interiors and they are scarce on the east coast as far as I can tell. The boat research has been great fun. Thank you all for the suggestions.
09-24-2010 08:42 AM
kwaltersmi As others have said, you'd be very fortunate to find an HC 38 or 33T in good condition within your budget. You'll also be fortunate to find something similar (size, quality, looks, design, bluewater capability) within your budget. The HC33T is my dream boat at nearly any price. But if my budget never allows an HC, but there are many others that are "similar" and can sometimes be had for much less that I would consider.

Here's a few that haven't yet been mentioned, though there still not likely to be found for less than the $45k you mentioned:

Southern Cross 31/35
Baba 30/35
Valiant 32
Willard 8 Ton
Fantasia 35
Union 36
Fuji 32/35
Alajuela 33
Rafiki 35/37
09-23-2010 05:32 PM
williamkiester I have a little daysailer to keep me company so I was thinking of buying a five to eight year fixer upper, but a really cheap one, not one that breaks the bank. I feared I was out of my league. Thank you all for the input. And who knows, maybe Angela Jolie will leave Brad for me and buy me a boat, or I will stumble on DB Cooper's wad of money.
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