I am also thinking about buying a tanzer 25 ft 1978 model. I have never owned a boat but took lessons. Is this a safe bet for two women to buy and sail on a llong lake in Canada? Is it stable and roomy enough to sleep on? What size motor do you need? Do you need to have mechanical skills or carpentry skills to own a boat this old? any advice is appreciated.
Is $14K a good price without a trailor?
At minimum you should be somewhat mechanically inclined in order to do any repairs, upgrades or rigging changes. A trailer would be nice also if you have an appropriate vehicle to tow it with.
I looked at the Yachtworld pics and see that it does not even have a quarter coffin berth under either side of the cockpit, just cockpit stowage lockers I guess. It would get pretty cosy the two of you squeezed into the V-berth. There are other boats that would be more accomodating than the Tanzer for that price, heck even my MacGregor has way more room below, I have a full queen size berth under my cockpit as well as the V-berth.