To anyone who has, had or knows about Yamaha sailboats...
I'm looking at a 1981 36 Yamaha, I didn't even know that Yamaha sailboats existed until I bumped into this boat. So I need as much information as possible. Please excuse the elementary questions we currently have owned boats produced in the thousands so parts and information was much easier to get.
Build quality, things to look for, or to look out for, coring, other construction information.
Where do you get your sails/rigging?
How does it handle both sailing and docking (prop walk)?
Would this be a good boat for a cruising couple or a bit too much?
This boat was said to have been raced the last 24 years and is now in an estate sale. I'll link the ad and we do plan to get a surveyer if we decide to get serious about this but the more information I have before I talk to the broker the better off I'll be.
We were going to wait a little longer and probably get something along the lines of a late 1980's or newer Catalina 30, but from the tiny bit of information I've gathered so far these Yamaha boats are really built well and this one really appeals to us. We were planning on spending a bit more like mid thirties tops, but this boat looks like what we're looking for.
What wer're looking for...A boat my Wife and myself can cruise the Chesapeake in mostly weekending and occasionally longer. We do that with our 1993 Macgregor 26s (Older conventional sailboat style) and contrary to collective thought they are nice little boats, ours hasn't let us down once and it catapulted us into getting serious about sailing but we do need more room. We'd like to also be able to entertain others once in a while but realize that it will mostly be just us. We want a quality boat thats going to last and perform well, we were going to go newer but this boat seems to be of good quality that could offset it's age.
Here is the link, does it seem worth a shot or are we dreaming?
OK I fixed the link!
Thanks in Advance!