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I am having alot of internal turmoil over this.We own a 1987 34 ft hunter. Nice boat. I have done alot of work to bring her back to what i would say is a 9 boat. In other words, new everything. We are moving in three yrs to no. minnesota to our lakehome on leech lake. It is big, 40 miles long and deep. I dont want the hunter up there. Dont want the marina fees, etc. I am looking at only cape dorys 25 and 27. the 25 is cheap for about 10k but is quite simple.The 27 is about 25k for a good one and has all the stuff. I like to tinker. Dont want another restoration project though. That almost burnt me out. We will have a 20 ft sportboat for fishing and other fun. I will moor my sailboat in front of our house and keep it on a trailer. What do you think? Go for the 25footer for 10k and keep it simple or buy a 27 footer with a few more things and comforts. I have sailed neither. I am 6ft 2. Help me out. thanks. craig in mpls.
 

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Stay away from Cape Dories as they are an obsolete design that was never very good. They are wet boats without enough sail area for a lake.

Instead sail the Hunter 34 to Florida and keep it there. Live on it in the winter! Think of the 8 foot snow banks in Mn. Now visualize stepping off your boat in Key West and walking down to the Hampton Inn down the street in you bathing suit. You just walk right in and check out all of the thongs. Then step into the jacuzzi. Nobody says anthing, it''s free. Then when your sure all of the bikini''s meet your inspection you leave and walk back to your boat. Don''t forget your sunglasses or to send a card up north.

You can use the motor boat up north in the summer.
 
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