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Re: Best used cheap blue water boats 30-45ft

Swan 44 on offer in Tortola for 50k High hours Perky newish sails. Been raced I guess 3 repaired spis is a clue. Huge bonus in that it is a rare non teak deck version.

And it is a SWAN!
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Baba 30 1983 Baba Ta-Shing 30 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
Morris 30 1980 MORRIS ANNIE sailboat for sale in New Jersey

I would take these boats anywhere in the world. If I had the coin I would buy that Morris in a heartbeat.
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Re: Best used cheap blue water boats 30-45ft

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30-45' is sort of like asking for the best available land vehicles sized between vans and school busses. That is a huge size range.
well some 30's are really 34's its all realitive to the manufacturers specs it seems. I'm tending towards 32 on the small size like a west sail or downeast 32. I think this would be a better size for single handling don't you? I just listed up to 45 because I really like the westsail 43 but it is a lota boat to handle alone
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Swan 44 on offer in Tortola for 50k High hours Perky newish sails. Been raced I guess 3 repaired spis is a clue. Huge bonus in that it is a rare non teak deck version.

And it is a SWAN!
thanks for the tip.
I just want a good solid cruiser not a race boat.
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Baba 30 1983 Baba Ta-Shing 30 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
Morris 30 1980 MORRIS ANNIE sailboat for sale in New Jersey

I would take these boats anywhere in the world. If I had the coin I would buy that Morris in a heartbeat.
I like the looks at both of them. The morris looks like it was made here and I like that.
I should have added located on the west coast. Transporting overland is expensive and while I have the time to sail her being retired I have very very limited experience with sailboats just lots of powerboat time.

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Re: Best used cheap blue water boats 30-45ft

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To be honest I would spend $200,000 on the right boat but I would like to fine an older solid blue water boat in the 20 to 60K range. Seems all I have looked at no matter what the owners claim are in need of considerable upgrade before they would be truly suitable for blue water cruising. In reality I will likely just use the boat to go offshore for the day or bottom fishing for rockfish halibut. My concern is that the Oregon coast has some real nasty bars and its possible to go out for the day but not be able to safely return for a day or more because of the weather. People are killed every year on oregons bars.

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Well, if you're willing to spend the money how about this:

2002 Hallberg-Rassy 34 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

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Well, if you're willing to spend the money how about this:

2002 Hallberg-Rassy 34 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

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Hallberg-Rassy 34
that's a nice boat for sure. Not what I would call cheap.

Just talked to a guy that sold his downeast 32 for 10K. The inside was gutted but the rest of the boat including a brand new motor was in good shape. Purchaser took off for San Francisco with it alone. Brave guy to do that this time of the year from Santa Barbra area. Wonder if he made it

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Re: Best used cheap blue water boats 30-45ft

Perhaps you should consider a maximum age. Would you want the maintenance inherent in a 30 year old boat? Wouldn't it be an advantage to enjoy the benefits of improved boat design and better equipment in newer boats? Upgrading an older boat up to the standards of a more modern boat is likely to be prohibitively expensive

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Re: Best used cheap blue water boats 30-45ft

I think you should consider displacement and sail (and anchor) handling systems when considering boats to singlehand. For example, a Westsail 32 is almost 20,000 lbs while a CS36T, just for example, is closer to 15,000. The CS, and lots of similar boats, has a lot more space and is much faster. It is also a lot easier to handle under power getting into and out of docks. It is also a pretty rugged boat. BTW, not saying you should buy a CS, just that there are other directions to look.

As for systems, when it comes to things like winches and wind lasses, many boats have marginal ones since it was a good way for the builders to save money.
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Re: Best used cheap blue water boats 30-45ft

if your intended uses are going "offshore" for a day, and also fishing, coupled with crossing Oregon bars, you really should be looking at powerboats.
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