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Re: Looking to purchase- advice
I don't know all the boats you mentioned intimately but don't think they will have particularly good tankage. They are all coastal cruisers with likely 25-gallon fuel tanks. Boats over 8.5 ft will require a wide load permit and a wide load permit will get you to 12 feet with some restrictions, not sure you would want to limit yourself to 10 feet. If your intention is just to trailer it home for offseason storage or to work on the boat, you don't need to worry about the wide load restrictions of each state. You may be able to trailer a boat of this size but these are not trailer-able boats. You will likely need a crane, and a days worth of work and a wallet full of 100 dollar bills to pull your boat out of the water and the same to launch it, compared to that effort getting a wide load permit is easy.
Lots of boats to compare here.
The Alajuela 33 Sailboat : Bluewaterboats.org
West Wight Potter 14 "Lemon Drop"
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