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Posted on June 9, 2009 at 10:46am 7 Comments

I have about 3 years experience from my local yachclub as a crew on other peoples boat. I am looking to buy my first boat for the Great Lakes and have narrowed it down to a Cape Dory 25D and the Pacific Seacraft Flicka. I have looked at everything from Bristol 24, to a Bristol 29.9 to a Hunters, Freedoms, C & C's , O'Day's Catalina's on and On and ON.

I am going to mostly day-sail with an occasional overnight and/or weekend trip. Which is the better boat, I can't decide!!!

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At 6:44am on June 10, 2009, Suky Cannon said…
Take the Cape Dory !
At 11:41pm on June 9, 2009, Ocean Girl said…
Good luck on the boat offer!
How exciting :)
Erika
At 9:53pm on June 9, 2009, Ocean Girl said…
I have a CD30 and love her, my previous boat was a pacific seacraft 25 (double ender) and she was fabulous too. The flika is a great boat and the CD25 is a great boat. The quality is the pretty much the same. The CD will point better, but the Flika probably has more room down below even though she is shorter in length.

This site is good to compare boat statistics like motion comfort and capsize ratio
http://www.image-ination.com/sailcalc.html

here is a great website about Cape dory
http://www.capedory.org/

here is a site about PS flikas
http://www.flicka20.com/

here is another great forum
http://www.cruisersforum.com/

Hope this helps, you have great taste in boats,
welcome to the forum
Erika
 
 
 

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