Originally Posted by easy28
I have only been out sailing a few times but have been fascinated by sailing for years. I looked around and found a 70s 26 foot Pearson that according to the owner is ready for sailing. The interior is old and shabby but the price is low. So far everything seems to be dated cosmetic stuff. I plan to just sail near the house during the day. Anyway just looking for advice the boat is priced at 1000. I figure the price being so low and the fact that i will be sailing on a river while learning makes me want to take a leap with nothing more then a basic sailing course. What do you guys think. So far my biggest issue is finding a place to keep it near by.
Slow down, hang out the marinas or sailing clubs. Do some sailing with other captains and learn as much as you can. There are plenty old boats around when you are ready.
Don't make an emotional decision but a rational one. Good luck. It is a fun journey.