Learning the HARD way...
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Boston / Ft Myers Area
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Re: Tartan 27 or Tartan 30
When are you planning to buy this boat?
Think carefully, and answer truthfully...
I strongly suggest that you buy the boat that you will use today, today.
Keep shopping for the boat that you will use tomorrow, while enjoying the boat that you buy today.
I too, dream of sailing off shore to distant lands in an ocean crossing capable vessel. However, I am not going without my wife, and she has never been in the open ocean, and it will take some sailing time to get here there. Also, to be honest, 95% of the sailing that I have done has been coastal cruising.
So, while the Passport 40, CS36T, Sabre 38, Tartan 40, and SeaWind 1160 (Oysters / Swans / etc.) all look great, I BOUGHT an O'day 35.