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#1 nroose

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:08 AM

I am looking for a 30 footer for my parents to charter in Maine. They are good sailors, and have extensive experience cruising on the Maine coast, but are no longer athletic. Ideally, something along the lines of a J95 or J97, with roller furling jib, and main halyard, outhaul, sheet led to the cockpit. Basic cruising accommodations.

Any ideas?

I did a little searching, but I didn't find anything relatively small and efficient to sail. A pretty, traditional boat won't really work, since they need it to sail efficiently. I saw a J-35, but I wasn't sure if lines are led to the cockpit, and seems a bit big for an older couple.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:53 AM

Sometimes larger boats are easier, perhaps something with an electric stoway and electric self-tailing primaries?

They don't do J's, but the people at Buck's Harbor Marine are fine, fine folks, and they're at one end of the Eggemoggin Reach.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:11 AM

A simpler boat with fewer systems to manage would be preferable.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 01:09 PM

Johanson Boatworks in Rockland/Camden has a C&C 33-

http://jboatworks.com/euphoria.php

They also have a Hunter 295, but I don't know how that fits your definition.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:34 PM

This charter company has lotsa boats not so much in the J category but browse their listings maybe something will appeal


http://www.northpoin...om/gallery.html


The other place place to look is Bucks Harbor Marine

http://www.bucksharb.../fleet-sail.cfm

And of course the previously mentioned Johanson boatworks...

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:04 AM

Johanson Boatworks in Rockland/Camden has a C&C 33-

http://jboatworks.com/euphoria.php

They also have a Hunter 295, but I don't know how that fits your definition.


Rented Euphoria in 2005 and 2006. Decent sailing boat. Good size for a couple. No heater and no windlass so users need to be somewhat hardy. Came with a spinnaker that works well enough.




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