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post #1 of Old 07-03-2011 Thread Starter
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Buying our first sailboat

I started sailing an albacore last summer. Now my girlfriend and I are learning to sail a j24.

We now live in Bermuda and have decided we would got more use and enjoyment out of owning a sailboat compared to a car.

Any suggestions on purchasing a used sail boat? Our budget is about $15K. We're not into racing. Cruising with the occasional weekend overnighter would make us happy.

We found a Hunter 27' in our budget. It has a nice cabin (stove and cooler have been removed), basic head, roomy cockpit with wheel (this appears to create a very large area), the main sails drop down into a bag and the jib wraps around something at the front (this would appear to save a lot of time from having to rid and de-rig). There's also plenty of spare sails. Overall it looks well maintained (but we'll still get a survey).

Why are there so many Hunter bashers? What are the limitations of such a boat? Is this something that could be sailed down to Caribbean or up to Canada?

What other boats should we look at?
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