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I’m a bit stuck on making a decision surrounding the purchase of our first boat and there is a bit of time crunch if I want to make it happen for this season so I’m looking for your opinions. Initially my heart was set on the C&C 27 Mk V but there are a number of 29’s (and 27 Mk III’s) in the area and folks have been getting me to reconsider to avoid the transport costs telling me they don’t feel there is much difference between the two.
I have a young family (2 kids under 3) and plan on spending a lot of time cruising but also plan on racing it around the club under white sails (to start) and may be doing a lot of this single handed (until I can build a crew). This is why I was leaning towards the 27 Mk V but am being swayed to entertain the idea of going the way of a 29 Mk II. I have an opportunity right now to pick up either one but would have to transport the 27 considerably farther though if I jump now I can save myself a few thousand in transport due to a round trip scenario.
If you were in my position which would you go for and why? Feel free to get as technical as you want, Thanks!