Look at condition Cracks and rust showing thur keep bolts and standing rigging
In the above order
Have seen boats up to 36 ft in excellent condition for under 20k
I like a good inboard but a 18 hp outboard will push a 36 ft boat around the harbor.
do you want to impress a girl or sail.
Many people have used a 10/14 ft dinghy with a 5 hp on it for getting around the harbor
the 50 hp on my 44 ft cat died 5 minuets into a two day trip.
Grabed my 2 hp Seagul and put it on the transom.
rigged up the sail from a 14 ft lido and sailed 20 miles down the coast.
stoped and anchored for 4 hours for the wind and tide to shift and went put put to my ancorage.
Not reccommended proceedures for the novis but people who know wahat they are doing and are not in a hurry just go for it and have fun.
Also c aptained a 45 ft ultralight race boat with a crew of 17 in Japan with all the bells and whistles including catered meals and hot showers
both are fun 20K or 500K it is who you are with that counts
I have even found myself good company at times although being second captain and "go for" on a beautiful boat called the Dove out of San Diego was exciting also.
If you know of Judy who owned Dove tell her Hi!!
Capt bob 30 years ago = remember the Ensanada race.
Nothing wrong with arriving on the nicest looking boat with the pretiest eligible woman on your arm.
Last edited by falconxp; 02-04-2011 at 11:05 PM.