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  1. Perhap it's the perspective, but that may be the cutest little 40 footer I've ever seen. I am glad the mini-tall ship look has gone away. Are there any production boats left with those taffrails and aft windows?
  2. Do you like Yellow? Westerly Oceanlord
  3. I'm in the middle of a boat search myself with similar criteria. There are a lot of boats out there. I might suggest: I'd favor practicality over beauty for your purposes. There will be a lot of wear and tear. Just look at the well equipped boats which have been there and back. Are you going to finance this? I went down that path, and in retrospect probably should have spent a lot less. Hard to pay the mortgage when out sailing. There are lots of very capable boats for 1/2 to 1/3 the cost of your examples. Don't forget insurance costs as well. Size: Unless there's some compelling reason to go bigger I'd try to stay well under 40'. I think 35' is a good size for living aboard and long distance sailing. Equipment: Good sails, good motor, good autopilot, windvane, electric windlass. Might also add a good fast dinghy is nice a lot of places. Find a boat that has already done the kind of voyaging you have in mind or was equipped to do it. A lot of the extras are expensive and depreciate very quickly. Don't be afraid of older boats. Value is more tied to condition than age. You can often get a better deal on lesser known but high quality brands. It does make re-sale a bit more problematic. There are tons of boats that would work. Here's some I found in a few minutes. Rival 34 1974 Hallberg-Rassy Rasmus Ketch 1984 Ericson 38 1980 Whitby Alberg 37 Mk II 1987 Contest 36 Use google to search. Yachtworld's search is pretty poor if you are looking for specifics: ("wind vane"|windvane|sailomat|hydrovane) 30...40 site:www.yachtworld.com inurl:United-States A wind vane is a pretty good indication that the boat wasn't intended for day sailing.
  4. How about a Valiant 40 for $20k "ALL OFFERS RESPECTFULLY CONSIDERED". http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1978/Uniflite-Valiant-40-2915843/Baltimore/MD/United-States#.VqWcOPkrIuU Makes me a little sad.
  5. Your own Palmer-Johnston for under 20k. http://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/boa/5378612944.html Check out the head!
  6. So many ugly dodgers... I've struggled for years on how to make a hard dodger not-ugly yet serve its purpose. It's hard enough on most boats not designed for one. Even more so when you have flush decks and a swan-style companionway separate from the cockpit. Some guidelines: Don't make the dodger's front too upright. Lagoon may have done it but it probably won't look good on a boat not designed for it. Don't make it too tall. Just because it can fit under you boom doesn't mean you should. Make sure it will keep spray out of the companionway when sailing upwind. Here's as close as I got playing around with rhino a few years ago. The overhangs would have handholds at the back corners. Those funny balls are where my head might be. The colors are just bending stresses.