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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-06-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 3,461
Posted By venturi
Tartan 34C

Thinking about buying a Tartan 34C... I see it has been made with three different boom lengths and a multitude of mainsheet traveler positions. Any thoughts on which configuration offers the best...
Forum: Tartan   10-19-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 4,617
Posted By venturi
I am considering the purchase of a Tartan 31. It...

I am considering the purchase of a Tartan 31. It certainly looks like a very comfortable boat to live aboard, can any of the owners in the forum give me some idea of what to expect for performance?...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-18-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 7,928
Posted By venturi
Hard to opt for a Triton rebuild after seeing...

Hard to opt for a Triton rebuild after seeing that Cape Dory listing... a lot of boat - most of it quite attractive - for $23k. Definitely makes dropping $75+ for the Alerion that much harder to do....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-18-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 7,928
Posted By venturi
Thanks, Casey. Our predominant sailing conditions...

Thanks, Casey. Our predominant sailing conditions here are 5-18 knots, so light air performance is key. The Sea Spite 23 is a looker, very pretty. I will explore the Triton option a little bit more,...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-16-2006
Replies: 3,410
Views: 890,114
Posted By venturi
Peconic Bays, Gardiners Bay, Block Island Sound

Peconic Bays, Gardiners Bay, Block Island Sound
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-16-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 7,928
Posted By venturi
You got the idea, Casey... I had never seen the...

You got the idea, Casey... I had never seen the Joel Whites, all I can say is "wow"... thanks for the introduction, maybe I'll get there in 30 years! I agree about the restored Tritons, they are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-16-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 9,143
Posted By venturi
Looking at the same boats...

Your three picks are all on my shopping list as well. In your research, have you uncovered which of the three offers the quickest performance? They are quite attractive and definitely stand apart...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-16-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 7,928
Posted By venturi
Thanks for the quick and thoughtful feedback from...

Thanks for the quick and thoughtful feedback from all of you, I will poke around and consider the good suggestions. One thing seems clear... there is a gaping hole in the current boatbuilding market....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-15-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 7,928
Posted By venturi
Fast, pretty and comfortable... Alerion vs. ???

Hello,

Here's my boat-buying dilemma, and would appeciate some opinions...
I am experienced sailor on the cusp of making my first substantial boat purchase. I'm looking for a boat in the 28-32 ft...
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