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You might look at a Waquiez (sp?) Pretador or something like that. 35', known to cross oceans, priced in the area you have to work with.

J35 might also work, as I recall there is a cruising version vs a race version that is a bit better equipped.

If you like catalina's, I would look at the 36mkII before a 320 and to a degree the mkI 36. CD might have better idea's on that line.

If you find a jeanneau, the SO 35, 36, 37 or 40 might fit the bill too. Along with an older model the sunshine 36/38 designed by TOny Castro from the mid 80's. One that I know of did a nonstop circumnav a couple of yrs ago IIRC the model. That boat in the 80's did well in races too. So reasonably quick and ocean doable.

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Not off the top of my head the differences, but would swag a larger version of what I am thinking of.

Not sure if they are in your price range or not, a J37c would be another to look at too.

Just remember, the older they get, the potential to get really screwed shows up more, IE in refit costs, new sails, motor?!?! etc. When you get a survey, have a motor person come in and do an oil analysis on the motor and trans too. Cost about $300-400 or so, but cheaper than $10G for a new motor!
 

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If you're going to look at a Westsnail, at least look at the 43"s? Then you at least will have some go power! Or look at Valents which will be WAY faster than a westsnail!

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