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Old 12-05-2013, 06:30 AM   #11
rjtrane
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City: Palmetto Bay
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Of the brands you mentioned, Sabre is, in my opinion, the highest quality and usually pricing reflects this. I know of a Sabre 34' in like new condition (in Maine ) within your price range.

For the type of cruising you mention, I like a cruiser capable of faster speeds, either semi displacement or planing , as long as it can be slowed down to displacement speeds satisfactorily. A lot more Chesapeake destinations are opened up with a faster boat.

You've been wet and slow (sailing) for fifty years. Time to enjoy stink potting!
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