Re: Sailboat under $5000 for Puget Sound
I wasn't really being serious about sailing up from Portland. I mostly wrote it because I thought someone else might write it later.
There is a boat called Sloop Du Jour docked near me in Shilshole, though it isn't a Tanzer 26. Cute name.
How easy or hard are title transfers for boats purchased in BC and registered in WA? I didn't look at BC boats due to that concern, but I also didn't research it heavily because I found plenty of boats to consider in the Puget Sound.
Finally, Port Townsend has a very large marina. If you make an appointment to look at that Ranger 23 then you should schedule it early in the day and take some time to walk the rest of the marina looking for "for sale" signs. There are a lot more boats for sale than what shows up on CL and Yachtworld, and I don't know how to find most of them without just seeing for sale signs.
boats that I sail on regularly: Pearson 28-2, Rondar 505, Yankee 30, Blanchard Junior