good boat for the long run with eventual very long trips in mind - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Boat Review and Purchase Forum
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-24-2007
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 42
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
AmeriCdn is on a distinguished road
good boat for the long run with eventual very long trips in mind

I am hoping you guys could direct me to a proper bioat. i am currently a fairly in-experienced at I have been taking lessons and crewing on a few shboats in my area owned by family friends. I am looking to get a boat of my own, a bit of a fixer upper, but not too much work involved. I plan on taking it from first New York down the coast to Miami area. From there I woudl like to take it to the keys and virgin islands. My work allows me to work aboard the boat at sea because I do design work on the computer and generally can get away with just e-mailing my work and calls once a month.

So the boat, I am looking for something fairly easy, very sea worth for the future but also good for living aboard and spending time on. I sailed, and actually liked a westsail 32. I loved the looks, the cabin was fantastic, and although slow and un-responsive, it was still perfectly fitting for my needs. So i'd love something laong those lines. I 'd like my initial purchase to be if possible in the 40-60, preferably 40 area for a "sailable" fixer upper with the intention of investing for quite a few years into it and workign on it. I have the time so I want a good project, but structurally sound, simply more cosmetic work such as interior needing to be done.

I was looking at tartans as well.

Recomend me soemthign good that will last a long time and can be easily handled by one man.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 07-24-2007
Valiente's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Toronto
Posts: 5,491
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Valiente has a spectacular aura about Valiente has a spectacular aura about
How about a Westsail 42?

Tartan 37...plenty of those around as well.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 07-24-2007
CBinRI's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 912
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 11
CBinRI is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Valiente View Post
How about a Westsail 42?

Tartan 37...plenty of those around as well.
A 42 might be a lot of boat for someone without a lot of experience but I like the Tartan 37 idea. Seems to meet most of his requirements.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First time sail boat buyer martinojon Boat Review and Purchase Forum 20 05-26-2014 09:16 PM
New name (I know, I know) owlmtn Boat Review and Purchase Forum 13 12-13-2009 07:46 PM
Getting Good Starts, Part Two Zack Leonard Racing Articles 0 01-15-2004 07:00 PM
Rust Never Sleeps John Kretschmer Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 02-27-2003 07:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:15 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.