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Everglades Challenge Boat Thoughts
My sailing partner and I are preparing ourselves for the 2018 Everglades Challenge in the monohull sailboat class. I thought I would start a thread to see if any small boat sailors or dinghy racers have any thoughts on boat choice and why they would chose that boat.
We have a few criteria that I don't think are too constrictive.
We both have small children and mortgages, so we are budget conscious, definitely a used boat.
We want a production boat. We considered building, but there just isn't time. We also don't want to buy some one else's home built project so that rules out boats like the Core Sound 17 or a Navigator, unless built at a professional level of quality.
We're okay with wood or glass, if it's the right boat, but would prefer glass.
For any one unfamiliar with the Everglades Challenge it is a 300 mile non stop "challenge" down the coast of Florida with extended off shore sections (at least for the sailboats). The boat must be beach launch able.
We do have a boat in mind but I don't want to say what it is and influence any answers given.
Last edited by Arcb; 06-06-2017 at 07:44 AM.