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You might not have the 25 footer anymore, but you are still family to us. Please use this forum to discuss your new boat or your lack thereof. Discuss your experiences selling the old Catalina or Capri, how you went about getting the new vessel. Maybe the trips you are planning or have taken.
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Hi all! We're just starting our 2nd season on our 1988 Pearson 31-2. The boat sails beautifully & we've been very happy with it. This season we replaced the water heater (yes - hot water!) & the hoses on the sanitation system (ugh! not a pleasant job). We're still learning about this new boat, but it's been great so far. We do miss the support & ideas we got here - this forum is an amazing resource that just doesn't exist for other makes & models.
In the spring of 2000, I bought my C25 FK #4488. Also had a houseboat at that time and found I was doing more working on the boats than getting out on the water. Decided to sell both the boats and get a larger, more comfortable sailboat. I was working part time as a contract pilot at the time, so I had lots of chances to go look at boats at somebody else's expense...they even paid me! So, in March 2004, after lots of searching and lots of looking, long story short, bought a 1997 C320 in Dallas and had it shipped to my lake in OK. As you know, they come virtually fully equipped, the one extra I wanted was marine air/heat, which this boat has. In May 2004, sold the C25 to a young family who had it moved to OKC. My reasoning for getting the C320 was that I wanted a boat in which I could stand erect...can't do that in a C30 or C310. Also, I wanted a boat that was not only 'fully equipped,' which the C320 certainly is, but had some other goodies. My boat came with lots of extras...bimini, dodger, 12 CD player, VHF, heavy plastic entry doors, and more. 32' is plenty big enough on my lake (although there is a C38 in the next slip). It is a great boat, and, unless something changes that I cannot foresee, it will be my last sailboat.
When I sold the C25, I never left this list. As I have said in the past, there are lots of good folks here and lots of good information...sailing is sailing, boat size doesn't make that much difference.
...there are lots of good folks here and lots of good information...sailing is sailing, boat size doesn't make that much difference.
Here-here! For sailing, I'm downsizing to 12-footers (not even my own)... and considered naming my new boat "Last Boat III". My observation is that life changes--sometimes in big and unexpected ways--and boats change accordingly (or so we hope).
John--some good friends have a C-34 as their retirement New England cruiser--love it! (I like it too!) Of course, maybe you're thinking of retiring some place other than N.E... In French Polynesia, you'll want something in the 40s.
Notice: The advice given on this site is based upon individual or quoted experience, yours may differ. The Officers, Staff and members of this site only provide information based upon the concept that anyone utilizing this information does so at their own risk and holds harmless all contributors to this site.