Join Date: Feb 2013
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Re: looking for a beautiful yet fun to sail boat
I would scratch off the Cheoy Lee from your list. Not a good resale value, iron keel, and costly deck repair. Trintella also has an iron keel - these old iron keels are too much trouble maintenance wise. And when they rust and swell - there is no economical way to fix it. H28 and H30 would be my choices, they have a better resale value as well, but don't expect to get your money back when you sell a restored boat. Not in this used boat market. I second Cape Dory as a good candidate for restoration. And very pretty boats as well.
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