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I am a college student also im in NC and planning on heading towards florida this spring. I purchased a 73' single owner Sabre 28 last spring for right on 12k. But...

No shower
No wheel steering
No diesel...Atomic 4

Good luck in your search.

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I am a college student also im in NC and planning on heading towards florida this spring. I purchased a 73' single owner Sabre 28 last spring for right on 12k. But...

No shower
No wheel steering
No diesel...Atomic 4

Good luck in your search.

Iain
And I bet that there's no refrigeration either..

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Nope, thats ok though because if I did then I would need to drop a few grand on a solar pannel if I planned on using it.......
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Hey Ian,

I'm in Raleigh (NC State) now but I'll be in New Bern for the summer.

Where in NC are you?
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I am in greenville at ECU, I did my undergrad here and just started Grad school. My boat is in Oriental right now. I should be leaving around the first of May to sail for a few months, but then ill be in Nags Head for the summer then back here in the fall for school.
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Cool... my sister-in-law went there for her masters.. ECU, that is.

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Here is the situation: I am a college student in Charleston, SC. My grand plan is to live aboard on a mooring in Charleston Harbor (and on my friends couches) for my final semester next fall. After that I hope to head South to Florida and maybe down the islands.

Here are my criteria for a boat:
Must have a head with shower.
Must have a functional galley.
I would prefer wheel steering.
I hate small outboard motors, so I would really prefer a diesel inboard.
Needs to be able to sail single handed in a pinch.
Needs to be safe for island passages.
I need the boat to be ready to go for $12,000 +/-

Any suggestions and/or boats to avoid would be greatly appreciated.
The best boat for you, with your budget, would probably be a Catalina 30. They are numerous, have all of the features you want, and can be had in fair to good condition for the amount you want to spend.

Avoid MacGregors

Don't buy anything without having it surveyed

Make sure you know what it is going to cost you to insure it. You will not be able to rent a place to keep it without insurance.
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Look in Chas Craigslist

There's a nice Newport Mark III 30', the guy just lowered his price to 11900 or thereabouts. I talked with him, it's already on a mooring.

Did someone actually say there aren't a lot of boats FS in Chas? My mind hurts...
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