Re: Sailboat under $5000 for Puget Sound
Don't think taking a new-to-you C&C 25 down the Columbia and out around to Puget Sound is really an advisable plan - it's a tough trip for anyone, but esp in a small boat and a new owner.. so trucking will be the ticket.
The C&C is sitting on a trailer, but no mention of it being part of the deal. There is a lot of boat moving traffic between California and the PNW.. it shouldn't be too hard to get in on another move and utilize an 'empty' trip back, or room on a large boat mover's rig that would save you some money. Do some research and you'll find something. There will be some cost at each end, though, ideally you'll need some sort of lift/mast tower/crane/hiab to do the mast stepping. It's a good time to inspect/replace things up there too...
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"