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bluewater yacht suggestions under 20k USD.

like i said suggestions.
Only boats in america please.
They dont have to be bluewater capable now but with a little improvement.
Post links to boats you find preferably 28-30 feet.
I have 20k for improvements.
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Re: bluewater yacht suggestions under 20k USD.

Welcome rigga. This question is asked with some frequency, although, may I be the first to notice it has gone from $10k to $20k. Inflation!! I'm not making fun and you many not get the inside joke, but over the years, many have asked how to cross oceans with limited resources and $10k was the common amount.

To your question, it is often impossible to answer with limited info. First, it seems you have $40k total. While you will always need a few bucks to make even the perfect boat your own, you will you will get much more boat, if you find one as closely outfitted as you require. When you bolt on a new accessory or improvement, it loses half its value the moment the tools are put away. Often more.

Then it's important to understand what you really plan to do with the boat. Some are going to single hand around the world. Others just want to know they have a very solid boat for lake sailing in the event a storm picks up or to satisfy a timid spouse.

Bottom line, there is really no definition of a bluewater boat. There are characteristics that make one boat better suited to the task, like greater water or fuel capacity to be offshore for extended periods. Some feel that protected rudders, full keels, being less dependent on electricity or systems are critical.

If you detail your plans and/or concerns for needing a bluewater boat, you'll probably get better suggestions.
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Re: bluewater yacht suggestions under 20k USD.

Hi minnewaski thanks for the welcome and solid advice.
I want to go solo from australia across the pacific islqnd hopping around thailand as i go.
I understand what you mean by buying a boat with everything attached but i also work i n a boating shop and cqn order items at resale cost thanks to my generous boss.
I really like this boat.
w w w dot sailboatlistings dot com/view/32808
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Re: bluewater yacht suggestions under 20k USD.

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I really like this boat.
w w w dot sailboatlistings dot com/view/32808
1974 Ericson 39 sailboat for sale in Massachusetts
Dude... that is way too much boat to sail solo for someone with limited experience.
Here is a nice Ericson 31 that I would consider more practical for you:
Independence 31' , Ericson Yachts Sailboat, Oceanside California Harbor in Sailboats | eBay Motors
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Why are you looking for boats "only in America" if your goal is to start in Australia?
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Re: bluewater yacht suggestions under 20k USD.

Go to america to buy the boat is my holiday for a year.then ill probably sail it back across the pacific.
Ive done a transatlantic crossing so i will be fine.
I might see if somwone wants to split the exspenses back to australia.
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I remember my tartan 34 crssong the atlantic with my sister the windvane and auto pilot stopped working at the same time.we had to heave to for a week until i could fix the windvane.
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Ive done a transatlantic crossing so i will be fine.
Hmmm, the story seems to change with each new thread you start... :-)

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Hi im new to bluewater cruising and am just looking to buy a yacht.
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Hehe sorry didnt mean to write that.
I have experience just not as a solo sailor lol.its been with 2-3 people.
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Re: bluewater yacht suggestions under 20k USD.

I think it's just as if not more important that the sailor is Blue Water. The boat I single hand off shore, an engineless 1965 Soverel 28 center board sloop, is set up as a day sailor by most peoples accounts. But if I were planning an expedition like you are, I would stick to the west coast on my search, leaving out the Panama Canal, and I would get a boat as close to ready equipment wise as possible. I just dumped 15 grand in to my empty barebones hull on life raft, used sails, battery's water jugs, bildge pumps, halyards etc. etc. etc. and so on. just to do a short 7 day west Carib. crossing. I would easily have dumped another 20 G's if I where crossing the pacific. Not to mention the Canal fees. There are a ton of likely candidates on SailBoatlistings.com California. Most that would already have a lot of the equipment included that I just had to go out and buy. People at the stores kept asking if I just bought a boat. " No" I said, "just time to replace all this stuff." I would not count on finding someone to share expenses. The type of dude who would split the cost of sailing on a small boat across the Pacific, is probably not the kind of dude you would want with you. Kinda like Jury duty, who wants to be judged by 12 of their peers who aren't smart enough to get out of Jury Duty? When I take crew, I vet them carefully, size 'em up, and offer to pay their way to the boat and home, plus pay all the food and beers in port etc. As far a single handling, I went ahead and spent the money on a new Cape Horn wind vane and a back up Navtec tiller mate. It's what makes it possible, other wise I would spend a lot of time hove to instead of making way. It's the one piece of equipment I'm glad I splurged on.
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