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post #1 of Old 07-18-2011 Thread Starter
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Sorry for the "newbie" question. I did "search" composite but didn't find anything. I'm in the VERY beginning stages of looking for a liveaboard boat - which I would clean/fix up over time/build some equity - while increasing sailing skills. In a perfect world, it would be 37'-45' and capable of blue water sailing, in time.

Right now, with a lousy budget, I've been looking at "project boats" like older Gulfstar37 and Hardin Sea Wolf in the 30something - 45' range. Prices have been as low as $18K, but I'm sure that entails a LOT of work. Right now my budget is $25K with another $10K for initial repairs, insurance, etc. In time, my budget will grow - hopefully to $45K total. Anyway, in researching, I've seen some boats made of COMPOSITE and just wanted some opinions on that aspect - maybe wood vs. fiberglass also.

I hope my question makes some sense. Please forgive the noob question! It's my first post, so be gentle with me! lol...

Thanks for your help (and patience) in advance,
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