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bfloyd4445 10-18-2013 03:48 PM

Best used cheap blue water boats 30-45ft
 
I'm bewildered by the thousands of makes models designs that flood the sailboat market so decided to ask you sailors which you consider the best. At first glance it appears to me to be a westsail or similar design. What is your pick?

kwaltersmi 10-18-2013 04:12 PM

Re: Best used cheap blue water boats 30-45ft
 
Define "cheap" please. Or, what's your budget?

Here's my personal list of favorite "affordable" (~$50k) bluewater sailboats.

bfloyd4445 10-18-2013 05:13 PM

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

Originally Posted by kwaltersmi (Post 1107343)

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.

NOAA's National Weather Service Bar Cameras

thanks
Britt

sailingfool 10-18-2013 05:22 PM

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

Originally Posted by bfloyd4445 (Post 1107333)
I'm bewildered by the thousands of makes models designs that flood the sailboat market so decided to ask you sailors which you consider the best. At first glance it appears to me to be a westsail or similar design. What is your pick?

Generally the words cheap and bluewater dont go together well, unless you consider something like a Vega 27, pretty basic.

As to the Westsail, there are a number of lengthy threads on this board, take some time to read them.

MikeGuyver 10-18-2013 05:35 PM

Re: Best used cheap blue water boats 30-45ft
 
There's a pretty nice Gozzard 36 for sale in Portland.

bfloyd4445 10-18-2013 06:05 PM

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

Originally Posted by MikeGuyver (Post 1107394)
There's a pretty nice Gozzard 36 for sale in Portland.

gizzard 36? never heard of them but I'll check it out
thanks
B

I checked them out and they are beautiful boats but cant find any on the west coast

scottie55 10-18-2013 07:02 PM

Re: Best used cheap blue water boats 30-45ft
 
How about something like this:

1971 Tartan 34 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

A Tartan 34 for $9,500.

Alex W 10-18-2013 07:44 PM

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

Originally Posted by bfloyd4445 (Post 1107333)
I'm bewildered by the thousands of makes models designs that flood the sailboat market so decided to ask you sailors which you consider the best. At first glance it appears to me to be a westsail or similar design. What is your pick?

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.

seaner97 10-18-2013 08:16 PM

Best used cheap blue water boats 30-45ft
 
Look at a cabo Rico or tayana. Bet you can find one for around 50-100

seaner97 10-18-2013 08:17 PM

Best used cheap blue water boats 30-45ft
 
In spectacular condition, that is.


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