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CallmeChris88 10-10-2009 02:12 AM

Alright First boat buy $10,000 to spend. Give me you best!
 
Looking at a few boat's needing a few more opinions. The older the better.

Faster 10-10-2009 11:08 AM

You want older boats? or older opinions??;)

For $10K or less - leave yourself some spending money...Catalina 25/27, Ranger 26/29, Cal 25/27/28, C&C25, for starters.

mitiempo 10-10-2009 11:47 AM

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mccary 10-10-2009 07:24 PM

WHY "The older the better" ?
 
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Originally Posted by CallmeChris88 (Post 530616)
Looking at a few boat's needing a few more opinions. The older the better.

I purchased my "new" boat (an '81 Catalina 27) 2 years ago. I got what I think was a good deal, $6,000 with new sails & outboard (1 years old for both). The only money I have put into the boat was new batteries (and several upgrades I have made, but not necessary). I would steer clear of wooden boats unless you have expertise in that area. I would stick to fiberglass, and I would plan on spending money to "fix it up" to meet your needs. I was lucky, but repairs can be costly. Also, you should consider a surveyor, to give you an accurate understanding of the boat's condition.

kwaltersmi 10-12-2009 09:06 AM

Need more info! Cruiser? Racer? Daysailor? Dinghy? Etc?

CallmeChris88 10-12-2009 10:17 AM

looking for a cruiser for sure strictly sail no huge power, and older because it has a history behind it,and heart.

smackdaddy 10-12-2009 10:21 AM

Between Faster's and mitiempo's recommendations - which fits what you want more closely?

kwaltersmi 10-12-2009 10:30 AM

Alright...here's a few recommendations without knowing what size you're looking for:

Aquarius Pilot Cutter 24
Catalina 25/27
Pearson 30
Islander 28
Ericson 27/28/29
Newport 28
S2 8.0 (26')

And a few others that might be a reach for under $10k:

Islander Bahama 30
Catalina 30
Sabre 28
Tartan 30
Cape Dory 28

tager 10-12-2009 12:10 PM

The smaller the better. I have done a few 3 day cruises on my 24, but I take my dinghy out every day. It's true, the amount of use a boat gets is inversely related to it's length.

aferlazzo 10-12-2009 12:36 PM

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Originally Posted by CallmeChris88 (Post 531093)
looking for a cruiser for sure strictly sail no huge power, and older because it has a history behind it,and heart.

Where will you be cruising? How many people on the boat, most of the time?


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