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but what boat???

manish

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hi there folks looking at getting into single handed sailing but not too sure what boat to get for this. any advise and jugestions would be grate. ta guys /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
 

lyina

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Hi
You need to give more information, such as
your experience
size of boat you're thinking of
where you intend to sail
what £££s can you afford
future expectations
etc etc
 

andlauer

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Bonjour
With no information just a general advice. A single handed boat is always too big!!!
I started with a 5.5m cruiser, just the right size for single sailing or love boat (French way of life !) sailing.
But too small for the Jester Challenge (limited to more than 20').
Eric /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
 

manish

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sorry for being so vauge. im rather new to sailing (been at it for a year and a half now) im thinking about 25-21 feet and i have a budget of around 3-3.5k. i intend to sail around the west coast of scotland and intend to go up to the nordic lands if i the wife allows it
 

eebygum

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Manish,
Hi... boats your might want to consider within your budget which I quite like are:

Hurley 22 (particularly the deep keel version - lovely little pocket boat).

Achilles 24 - nice boat; can take an outboard

GK24 - bit faster; I like the design of this boat but little headroom.

Corribee 21 - Good enough for Ellen to sail around Britain in; there was was in PBO this month with auto-steering, rutland 503 wind generator and a well looked after for 3.5K; very solid little boats.

Hope this helps.

Cheers
 

lyina

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No personal experience to go on, but looking through some old mags some names that come recommended are :
All of those mentioned above
plus
Kingfisher 20
Galion 22
Striker 22
Golif Jouet 22
Westerly Jouster 21
if you google these names you should find more info, but I would think that most of these would come in various keel configurations. IMO the fin keel would be the best bet if you intend to venture offshore. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
 
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IMO the fin keel would be the best bet if you intend to venture offshore. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

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Tell that to Roger Taylor or Peter Hill! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
 

Gwylan

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You'll do a lot worse than an Achilles 24! fin or bilge, safe steady and proven track record. Well within your budget, even after you have refitted it
 
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