SailNet Community - View Single Post - Possible Trade for a boat...
View Single Post
post #16 of Old 07-21-2013
Asleep at the wheel
jimgo's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,014
Thanks: 71
Thanked 117 Times in 115 Posts
Rep Power: 6
Re: Possible Trade for a boat...

By way of reference, I bought my 1984 C25 for $1000, and that included the engine. I'd suggest that you sell the bike and see what you can get for it, then buy the boat with the bike money. The C25 is a great first boat, but I wouldn't want to live aboard it. Weekends? Sure. Maybe even a week cruise with a significant other. But much beyond that, and she's to small. Most C25's don't have showers. Most have porta-potties. Most don't have standing headroom unless you're on the short side (my 5'4" tall wife could stand, but I couldn't) or keep the pop-top up all the time. And there are issues with keeping the pop-top up, like making sure you have the screens and windows for when it rains/is hot. Oh, and speaking of heat, most C25's don't have A/C, and you'll probably want that in the summer.

All that being said, I bet if you go over to the Catalina 25 Owner's Association (Catalina - Capri - 25s International Association), you'll find someone who is living aboard. Take a look at his/her lifestyle. If it's for you, then maybe this isn't a bad deal. But, as others have said, beware the hidden costs (dock fees, maintenance fees, etc.).

- Jim
Home: Western Philly 'burbs
1980 Allmand 31
1975 Albacore 15

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jimgo is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome