liveaboard cruiser - 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 03-24-2010
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 20
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
harryftuttle is on a distinguished road
liveaboard cruiser

i have been looking at boats on ebay. i don't have lots of money right now so i am looking for a bargain. but i think there are good bargains to. these are the boats i am thinking

oh i cant put the links in until i post more. i will post the links in another message. hold on
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 03-24-2010
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 20
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
harryftuttle is on a distinguished road
ok i hope i can put these in now.

MacGregor 25,1982, trailor, ready to sail, CLEARANCE : eBay Motors (item 320507175863 end time Mar-31-10 08:02:34 PDT)

1967 Bristol Corsair 24'7" Used Sailboat - VA : eBay Motors (item 120547711964 end time Mar-28-10 16:41:01 PDT)

if i buy the one iwth the trailer then i could sell that to pay for the trip
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 03-24-2010
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 20
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
harryftuttle is on a distinguished road
good thing that works this time
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 03-24-2010
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
Harry—

I think you might want to take a step back and re-think what you're doing.

Bargain boats rarely are... it is often far more expensive to buy a bargain boat than it is to buy the same boat in decent condition. This is particularly true if you're going to be living aboard the boat, as it is far harder to refurbish a boat if you are living on it.

I'd highly recommend getting the book, "The Sailor's Book of Small Cruising Sailboats", as it discusses over 300 small sailboats that might be suitable for you, and would give you a chance to read up on what the good and bad points of the various boats are before deciding what to look at.

eBay, IMHO, is a pretty lousy place to buy a boat. Better deals are generally had by walking the boatyards and marinas and seeing what is there and talking to the people there.
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 03-24-2010
Cruisingdad's Avatar
Best Looking MALE Mod
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Washington State
Posts: 9,904
Thanks: 3
Thanked 107 Times in 53 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Cruisingdad is a jewel in the rough Cruisingdad is a jewel in the rough Cruisingdad is a jewel in the rough
Quote:
Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
Harry—

I think you might want to take a step back and re-think what you're doing.

Bargain boats rarely are... it is often far more expensive to buy a bargain boat than it is to buy the same boat in decent condition. This is particularly true if you're going to be living aboard the boat, as it is far harder to refurbish a boat if you are living on it.

I'd highly recommend getting the book, "The Sailor's Book of Small Cruising Sailboats", as it discusses over 300 small sailboats that might be suitable for you, and would give you a chance to read up on what the good and bad points of the various boats are before deciding what to look at.

eBay, IMHO, is a pretty lousy place to buy a boat. Better deals are generally had by walking the boatyards and marinas and seeing what is there and talking to the people there.
Agree with Dog. And consider that if thta thing sinks, and you have no insurance to cover it, you might really find yourself in trouble.

My opinions.

Brian
__________________
Sailnet Moderator



1987 Tayana Vancouver 42, Credendo Vides, (Mom and Pops boat, F/T Mobile Live Aboards in Puget Sound)

My Website:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Follow My Blog at:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Follow me on Facebook:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 03-24-2010
sailortjk1's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Porter, IN
Posts: 4,647
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 10
sailortjk1 has a spectacular aura about sailortjk1 has a spectacular aura about
Is there such a thing as a "Bargain" Boat?
__________________
Courtney is My Hero

If a man is to be obsessed by something, I suppose a boat is as good as anything, perhaps a bit better than most - E.B. White
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 03-24-2010
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
Yeah, the one your great uncle left you along with a trust fund to maintain it...that's a bargain boat...
Quote:
Originally Posted by sailortjk1 View Post
Is there such a thing as a "Bargain" Boat?
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 03-24-2010
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: michigan
Posts: 286
Thanks: 3
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 8
cruisingdream is on a distinguished road
There are "Bargain" Boat, they just aren't as cheap as you hope they would be.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 03-24-2010
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 20
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
harryftuttle is on a distinguished road
i dont have much money now so i need to find a bargain. i herd about a guy that bought a boat for 200 and made his own sails from a tarp. he is suppoed to be living in key west flordia now. i have some more money than that so i want to buy a boat with sails already. when is the best time to sail from florida to ohio
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 03-24-2010
LandLocked66c's Avatar
Sunsets and Warm Beer....
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: The Bottom of a Pint Glass...
Posts: 2,111
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 5
LandLocked66c is on a distinguished road
Seriously?
__________________
1971 23' Oday Pop Top
S/V Frida

You can't steer a boat that isn't moving? Just like a life - P. Lutus
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
Production blue water boats JakeLevi Boat Review and Purchase Forum 73 07-31-2009 10:07 PM
Liberty 458 - Luxury liveaboard cruiser eagleswings458 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 04-22-2009 01:03 AM
Liveaboard Bahama and ocean cruiser RunawaySkeleton Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 09-22-2006 02:14 PM
Liveaboard and Cruiser aclosereachaway Boat Review and Purchase Forum 6 12-20-2005 09:35 AM
What makes a functional cruiser? sskimberdreams Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 8 05-20-2004 06:43 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:32 AM.

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.