Boat Location Dilemma - Page 3 - SailNet Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 22 Old 06-10-2011
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,370
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 11
Add a Cal 34 to your list as well.
puddinlegs is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
post #22 of 22 Old 06-10-2011 Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Originally Posted by CapnBones View Post
This is a great idea and I say this partially because I am in the process of doing the same thing. I am 25 and just bought my boat, a 1981 30' Lippincott. I got it for 8k because it has been sitting and the sails were shot, but the interior is immaculate and all the systems are in good working order. It has been a bit of elbow grease to get cleaned up, but my survey came through to value it as it sits at 14k so I think it was a good deal. Basically I will be out the door at about 15k with a really solid boat that will be of the value. This being said I took 2 years to find the boat I wanted and to buy it. My advice is look at what you want in a boat and see if any really spark your enthusiasm, this one to me screamed buy it and that is whats important that you love what you buy. I also read Nigel Calders Cruising Handbook which helps lay out what you want in a cruising boat, why different things are good, and how they work. With this I narrowed down my search because I knew nothing of all the different brands, but this let me pick out attributes and see who fit the bill.

I was also looking at this boat which is know is a bit out of your way, but the price seemed really good for what it is and it has been on the market for quite a while, if they didn't take the offer on the boat I bought this was my next offer.
Bristol Centerboard Sloop

Well I certainly wish you the best and make sure to keep us posted on the progress.
Congratulations on finally finding your boat. Sounds like you found yourself a great deal. Are you living on it? What are you plans with it?

I actually also found the ad for that Bristol 35. Definitely appealing, but a centerboard is not so good if you want to go offshore, right? I'll look into that book, thanks for the recommendation. It's cool to hear from someone succeeding down my planned path. Best of luck to you too.

And thanks puddinlegs, I'll make sure to look into the Cal 34s.
steveoscaro is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dilemma Sixbrothers Gear & Maintenance 16 05-14-2011 09:25 PM
My Boat Purchasing Dilemma.. DropTop Boat Review and Purchase Forum 21 05-10-2009 08:06 AM
Boat storage location recommendations? Help! cheapboxofwine General Discussion (sailing related) 1 12-21-2007 06:06 PM
serious dilemma kennya General Discussion (sailing related) 62 03-09-2007 01:43 AM
General comment about classifieds here - boat location? mikej2 Announcements and Suggestions Box 6 05-05-2006 10:11 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome