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    What's your boat beer?

    After I dropped a broken beer bottle on my foot with attendant slow healing, I now use can only. The Stella's have a nice taste and form factor.
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    A little over your budget, but a great option for you. Used Seascape 27:
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    Favourite Boat pic?

    My Seascape 27 - now in SF. Below is link to short video.
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    Hey Lake Champlain sailors...

    Link to thread below. See page 9 for the picture of mine.
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    Hey Lake Champlain sailors...

    You’ve come to the right place! Lake Champlain is a great place for sailing. Big enough to feature 100nm races, while offering superb cruising opportunities.Quaint towns, marinas and state parks offer plenty of cruising opportunities. PM me and perhaps we can explore some of it on my new Seascape 27 which is launching this week. Head over to the Seascape 27 thread for more info and a picture of my boat.
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    Seascape 27

    Ready for action with Black Magic AF.
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    Seascape D2 aka 14

    Deliveries have just started and North American debut should be Annapolis in the fall. Options for storage and transport are now available such as:
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    Frenchboat 220 electrical to North American 110-115

    There could also be difference due to differing EU vs ABYC standards.
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    Help me choose: Sun fast 3200 or J109

    Lightly used 27's go for less than 100000 euro and a new one can also be bought depending on options for 100k depending on local taxes. Contact details for new purchases are on
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    Frenchboat 220 electrical to North American 110-115

    There should be no difference on the 12V side so you only need to consider shore power to battery charger and any ac circuits so not a big deal.
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    Getting back into sailing

    Fora 1-2 person dinghy I would also look at the newly introduced Seascape 14. While performance data is still preliminary it looks to be another great design from Seascape and Samuel Manuard. It’s a very versatile dinghy which might fit your bill well.
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    Help me choose: Sun fast 3200 or J109

    As Olaf is looking for an offshore capable boat for short handed sailing with the occasional family cruising, it seems to me that the most important criteria is how easy it is to handle the boat short handed in various seastates while not forgetting docking stern to etc (which a good windlass with a remote and some practice will handle on any boat). In that regard I would lean more towards proven European boats and pay less attention to fancy wood exterior and heavy boats. One of my concerns moving from a traditional old sled to the light and agile Seascape 27 was how easy it was to single hand. I was very pleasantly surprised how easy the 27 was to handle for hours on end without autopilot - well trimmed tiller forces are finger touch light. Add to that a sail/displacement ratio that makes the boat responsive while safe and easy to sail and you will never look back. If the Seascape does not fit your bill take a look at some of the other European makes like Pogo etc. I have sailed the Pogo 12.50 in Greece ( and its a great boat in heavy weather and a bit sluggish upwind. Also probably too big for what Olaf is looking for, but smaller Pogo’s might fit the fill.
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    Help me choose: Sun fast 3200 or J109

    The Seascape 27 would fit your criteria well being offshore cat B rated and optimised for shorthanded sailing. Marine head and a small galley are optional for your cruising needs. With a trailer you can easily get to one of the many racing events supported by Seascape. See for more details.
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    double trouble

    Well said!
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    double trouble

    They used to say that about Japanese cars and electronics a few decades ago! Don't underestimate the Chinese.