Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Jackson WY
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Re: Boat Recommendations
I think Stumbles recommendations of the Benes is good. I have been very impressed with my recent experience with them. Since you liked sailing the J boats. You might consider a J92 or J105. A bit spartan below but okay for the occasional overnights as you mentioned. They are a lot of fun to sail and easier to short or single hand to their potential.
I race on a Beneteau 36.7 that has 3 cabins below refrigeration and is often single handed by its owner. It is fast and fun to sail.
Since you mentioned liking traditional boats, going in the complete opposite direction Crealock or Pacific Seacraft 34. Or something inbetween like a Tartan 3500. With a boat like this you might even get your wife to spend the weekend on the boat. With your budget you options are pretty wide open.
West Wight Potter 14 "Lemon Drop"
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