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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-17-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 1,274
Posted By john gov
Peterson 44

Question to Jeff H.
In reading the thread on the Whitby 42 I noticed that you spoke favorably of the Peterson 44. I''m interested in a medium displacement passagemaker though I may never venture...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-17-2004
Replies: 28
Views: 19,448
Posted By john gov
Ok, how about a McVay Bluenose Sloop? Jeff_H, anyone?

Looking at the Bluenose I''m wondering how it compares to the Pearson Ensign. The Ensign looks to have a longer waterline, otherwise their "appearance" looks similiar.
How do the rigs compare? ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-19-2004
Replies: 12
Views: 7,346
Posted By john gov
Help me find my budget dream boat!

Sasha,
Cheap boats in Malta may be one of those "Legends". I''ve also heard that Florida is full of beautifully rigged 40 footers for sale by the widow of a retired guy who didn''t get to enjoy the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-18-2004
Replies: 12
Views: 7,346
Posted By john gov
Help me find my budget dream boat!

Graham,
Here is a different angle of attack. You have the right idea, seem to have a good sense approach, and your budget should land you a boat that you will feel comfortable and safe with.
Here...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-13-2004
Replies: 15
Views: 10,755
Posted By john gov
Decision: Catalina or Bristol 22

Catalina also made a fixed keel version of the C-22 which I''m sure would be a pretty good sailor. . There is one for sale by private owner in Warwick, RI at Dickersons Marina. I think he''s looking...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-13-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 1,134
Posted By john gov
suspect I''''m not alone here

OK, Maybe if I sober up and put it into the form of a clear question. Of the boats mentioned the ones I''m curious to know more about are the Reliance 44, Nordic 40,Delph 44, and the Grand Soleil 40....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-11-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 1,134
Posted By john gov
suspect I''''m not alone here

OK folks, a little help here.
We have sailed boats for 25 years, we now have a 30''pilot boat and I am thinking about the retirement sailboat. Maybe a Bristol 38.8., Gulfstar 44, Brewer 42, Gozzard,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-10-2004
Replies: 15
Views: 10,755
Posted By john gov
Decision: Catalina or Bristol 22

We sailed a Bristol 22 out of Narragansett Bay, and from there we took many trips to Block Island, Cuttyhunk, MV, and yes, Nantucket. Naturally we picked our weather carefully. The Brstol was a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-17-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 1,445
Posted By john gov
Early 40''''s Looking For a 30

Davo, try [yachtworld.com ]Do the advanced search. You can plug in size, type, price range, and location. For $65,000 you can buy one heck of a nice 30 footer. Go for quality, resale value, etc. as...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-15-2002
Replies: 8
Views: 1,595
Posted By john gov
another short list

garyp,
We''ve got similiar lists, with the exception that you are looking for a centerboarder, and I am after a fixed keel.
Have you looked at the Pearson 365? Not sure whether it''s a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-14-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 1,781
Posted By john gov
My Short List

Jeff,
Yes, I can see where my short list would appear at first glance to be all over the place, but if you drop the Morgan 42 (maybe too old and too big a horse), and the Bristol 40 (too short...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-13-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 1,781
Posted By john gov
My Short List

Following are the boats on my short list. Except for the 1973 Morgan 42 all are early to mid 1980''s and all are priced between $50,000 and $75,000.
We''re on the East Coast.
I''m wondering if...
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