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  1. I've had it with Rhode Island - Where to go?

    I live in Hampton Roads and love it. Warm summers but tolerable, and mild winters. Not a ton of SW jobs but some. I have employees in Pensacola and am told that Navy Federal Credit Union is opening a location there that will bring maybe 20,000 IT jobs...they are sucking up the entire IT workforce and need a lot more. Great quality of life there - everyone I know loves it and never leaves - but I can't comment on the sailing scene. I suspect you'd want something with less draft.
  2. Beneteau 343?

    Thanks for the response. I ended up passing on that boat and am closing on a (much older) Cal 33-2 next week. Decided to go with something more traditional, and those old Cals clean up in non-spin around here. Seems like a handy little cruiser too.
  3. East Coast version of a Moore 24

    Or Contessa 26. You can find them pretty cheaply now.
  4. Beneteau 343?

    I'm moving into a full on cruising boat to keep the family coming out on the water with me. We'll be daysailing, weekending and doing some casual racing (cruising fleet) on the Chesapeake. I found a Beneteau 343 in outstanding condition for a good price that seems like the ticket. Anyone have any direct experience with these and have insights to offer? I've read all the reviews online, including Bob Perrys, which was very positive. Any thoughts are appreciated.
  5. East Coast version of a Moore 24

    Olson 25 is your boat. Still the best boat I've ever owned. There's one in NC well under your price target.
  6. 30 Ft. Solid Cruiser

    Unless you've already ruled them out, there are some great deals on J30s right now. Prices seem to have collapsed. Look on the class website, there is a very nice looking boat listed at $15k that could probably be had in your price range.
  7. Pearson 10 Meter

    FWIW, this boat was at HYC for sale a few years ago. I think the asking price was $17k. Looked pretty rough at the time.
  8. The Discarded- Rescuing a Tartan 33

    Ajax, I may be up in your neck of the woods early next week and would be happy to meet up with you. If that doesn't work, I'm hoping to get back for the boat show. Thanks for the offer. Crash, the angles do look weird in plan view. I need to get on one to see how it works in the flesh. There's one up in Deltaville I'm going to go checkout Slick, how's the exterior of the Piper different? I thought there were only exterior changes
  9. The Discarded- Rescuing a Tartan 33

    Ajax, thanks for the response. I did not know about the stbd settee double, I need to get aboard a T33 for a thorough look. You look pretty thin in your avatar, btw.... Crash, I am still on the southern bay. Just joined HYC this spring. I agree that the 33R could be the best combo but they seem very rare. I'm also trying to keep the draft under 6' so I can get down the ICW without too much stress. Another alternative is the T31, which looks pretty nice but a bit pricey for its size/age.
  10. The Discarded- Rescuing a Tartan 33

    Question for you Tartan 33 guys - are the V-berth or quarter berth comfortable doubles for a couple? Planning to move into something a bit more cruisey and able to single-hand, and these look like they might be the ticket.
  11. GRP Classic around 28-33'?

    Any thoughts on the Albin Nova? Also a Norlin boat that looks great on paper. I'm looking at one next week. Any insights are appreciated, Dan
  12. Olson 30 doing a Bermuda race?

    O30s have done the Annapolis-Bermuda race. There is a fair amount of discussion about it in these forums if you search.
  13. Any wisdom for sailing Pamlico Sound?

    Anyone have any experience with the Endeavour 35? Nice layout and the numbers look good but wondering how they perform in the real world.
  14. 30 Ft. Solid Cruiser

    Lots of great suggestions here. I've always loved the Tartan 30. If you haven't seen it, here's a fantastic T30 restoration that has always made me want one. http://www.t30makeover.com/id52.html Another good boat is the Cal 30-2 or -3. I've raced against one a few times and they are very quick for an older 30 footer.
  15. Any wisdom for sailing Pamlico Sound?

    Doug - Understood, that's why I'm looking for a shoal draft boat. K/CB seems like the Only real choice, or maybe a fin keeler drawing around 5.5 ft like a Sabre 34-1.