SailNet Community - View Single Post - buying first boat
View Single Post
post #20 of Old 04-12-2002 Thread Starter
jerrycooper14
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
buying first boat

Everyone has given me a lot to think about!!I have set my criteria and know that there is no perfect boat but rather many great boats if one can compramise. What I am looking for is a boat that has the reputation of quality, being safe, and of a solid build. I dont need the fastest boat and I dont want alot of "gagets" to fix. I am now focusing on boats around 35 to 36 foot range.
I have just come across a 35'' 1985 Scanmar. She meets almost everything Im looking for including an aft cabin, 6''6 head room, displacement of 10,582, balast of 4,188, all working lines led to the cockpit w/ a cockpit reefing system, solid glass hull and a few others that are not on my list, but nice to have. The one thing it does have on the down size is a 5''10 draft. However, this is only a problem if I stay in the keys. Or is it?
Does anyone know the reputation of this boat and have any thoughts?
jerrycooper14 is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome