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Lads,

Pics = proof!

Anyway, we closed on the boat on Saturday morning and spent the entire weekend cleaning and "commissioning" her. Now awaits a couple of weeks of outfitting at the boat yard before we bring her home in mid to late march.



Congrats, congrats, congrats. I can't say it enough. You will love her. SHe absolutely sings about 15kts apparnt, and at 20 she is flying. I love the boat. No regrets. What hull number are you? Drop me a pm with contact info! And don't forget to sign up for Mainsheet. I heard the Tech Eidotr for the 400's was as knowledgeable as he was good looking!!!!!!

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Thanks Dog,

Sorry about the eye-sore on deck (I held my breath for 15s...). Should have posted a pic with the admiral on deck instead but best not to do so without permission.



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I would like to hear from some Beneteau owners (and others) on pros and cons of the 423 vs 473.

Our search for new boat will now start in earnest.

Some background and intended use (to keep SD of my back )

Intended use: Chesapeake Bay and future extended cruise to Bahamas via ICW.

Looking to buy in between now and, if we can find the right boat, May 2008.

We will buy used not new.


Budget: no set limit but around or below 250K would be good.

Boats we are considering are:

Beneteau 423 or maybe 473 (2 cabin versions)

We also like: Catalina 400 (or maybe 470), Tartan 3700 or 4100, Sabre 402, Passport 40 etc.

My thoughts on 423 vs 473

423:

+ Same money will buy me a newer boat.
+ Shoal draft option 4’9” available (positive for Chessie, ICW and Bahamas)
- A lot of them come with Volvo engine (service network?)


473:

+ 2 cabin version has nice “garage on port side behind galley
+ 2 steering wheels (undecided whether this is a positive)
+ Plenty of room for generator.
- Shoalest draft is 5’7”
- Bloody big boat – docking – how much harder to dock a 47’ with thruster than a 40-42’ without thruster

Is the 473 worth the extra money?
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Jorgen—

What's her name or what are you naming her???




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Hey Dog,

Her current name is Aqueous Flair.

We will eventually rename her Querencia (same as our other boat, which we have not sold yet).

I wonder if it is bad karma to own two boats at the same time with the same name?

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And don't forget to sign up for Mainsheet. I heard the Tech Eidotr for the 400's was as knowledgeable as he was good looking!!!!!!
I can't tell if that means he's really ugly or really ignorant. Or maybe he's just from Texas.

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Mean...funny, but mean... accurate though...
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I can't tell if that means he's really ugly or really ignorant. Or maybe he's just from Texas.



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