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Looking at 35-38'''' cruisers
I am looking to buy a blue water cabable boat around 35-38 feet long. My budget is 50,000-70,000. I would like to do some racing as well. I would also prefer a boat newer than 85 or so, but a well-built older boat would be OK.
I went back through the archived messages here, and from what people say here and from my other research, I have found a few boats to look at, and was just wondering if people had some opinions... Here is my current list:
1) C&C 38 Landfall. Seems nice, but most of them are older than I want. What sort of hull intergrity problems might these boats have? Is the blistering going to be bad on most of them?
2) Pearson 36 (models newer than 85 only). Look like nice boats, reasonably fast. I don''t know what sort of cruising possibilities though.
3) A J-35 or -36. Good racing boats, but how is their cruising?
Anyone want to recommend any other boats to be on my list? Anyone have any comments on what I have on there now?