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Re: looking for a beautiful yet fun to sail boat

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I'm leaning towards the Cape Dory. My preference is a tiller vs a wheel but if the right boat comes along i'd consider a CD 30.
As mentioned earlier, CD28 would be a great option for you. CD28's made in 1979 and later also had a very substantial bridgedeck and smaller cockpit volume. At least one CD28 circumnavigated. They are also quite a bit cheaper than CD30.
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Thanks for the input. I have considered the the Alberg 29' and 30'. I also have in mind the Cape Dory 30 as a possiblity. I haven't had the chance to get a close up look at either one yet.
To KrissCross; My plan is to buy a boat that has all ready been restored. I don't have the skill nor patience to do a complete systems restoration. Thanks for the opinion on the Cheoy Lee.
I'm very happy to do maintenance and updates as needed but I don't want a fixer boat.
We owned a CD28 for 13 years of coastal sailing and a little cruising(Bahamas). It was a great boat! A good all around sailer. We even did some PHRF racing with it. It benefitted from large headsails and especially adding a symetrical spinnaker. We put many miles on with that spinnaker, cruising.

Your plan to buy the boat that is all restored is the best plan. These days, the value is in buying that restored-well equipped boat as opposed to the project.

We sold our CD pretty easily and I think these boats have mostly bottomed these days, and are good buys.

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Definitely a great boat. The tender thing is because they heal early, which if you're used to more modern designs will be a bit disconcerting at first. But they are a great boat. The P30 would be a better "newer" design as far as fun, better pointing,faster, still pretty, albeit not quite as pretty as the CD. But you really can't go wrong with a CD.
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Re: looking for a beautiful yet fun to sail boat

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Perhaps a bit more info on your intended use would result in better recommendations. Are you looking to daysail only? Weekends? Longer cruises? Accommodate how many? Is speed important? Seasonal or Year-Round? How important is cabin "comfort" with features like refrigeration, stove/oven, etc.?

You've received lots of recommendations but I daresay they're from people considering THEIR OWN views of what's important in a boat... not necessarily your views. Help us help you better.
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Re: looking for a beautiful yet fun to sail boat

I don't have a jeep but my Rover Defender 94 takes me pretty much anywhere I want to go in the pacific northwest.
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Re: looking for a beautiful yet fun to sail boat

Good questions! Your right, I should be more specific about what I am interested in. Here goes:
I want a boat capable of extended travel up the coast ( 1-6 weeks)
Interior comfort is important, esp. the galley I love to cook.
Up to 4 people may come along for up to 1 week trips otherwise it will be 2 of us.
A boat I can sail single handedly.
I like boats with a rich wood interior and classic lines.
While I don't need a racer I don't want something pokey either.
I want in inboard diesel.
Year round sailing is preferred if the weather is not too bad.
I'll add more as I think of more criteria
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Re: looking for a beautiful yet fun to sail boat

Most important, perhaps, is budget?

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I don't have a jeep but my Rover Defender 94 takes me pretty much anywhere I want to go in the pacific northwest.
You drive a proper Land Rover AND you want a boat with lots of wood to varnish? The only explanation I can think of is strong masochistic tendencies.

"my Rover Defender 94 takes me pretty much anywhere I want to go in the pacific northwest." Intermittently, maybe.

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Re: looking for a beautiful yet fun to sail boat

One question i've been trying to avoid. I started at 18,000 or less but when I started looking at boats I saw that there were a lot of great boatsout there I was missing. Now my budget is 35,000 or less. I prefer to spend much less but for the perfect boat I might go as high as 35,000.
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Re: looking for a beautiful yet fun to sail boat

That should buy you a great boat. That kind of money would get a really nice sailing boat in the 30 to 35 ft range. Build quality of 80s Bristols was fantastic. I am a fan of the Bristol 31.1 (for obvious reasons) and the 35.5. They vary from having very little teak, to lots and lots, as most of it was factory optional. Whoever ordered mine must have had something of a teak fetish, as they ticked every single option box as far as teak goes.

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