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No next boat yet. Seriously looking for a soloer - either a motorsailer or a sloop/ketch/cutter - bluewater; traditional; full keel mostly; 27-38 ft. Models unmentioned because you might buy my next boat =)
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We have a plan

No boat yet but my wife and I have a plan. Currently we are members of a yacht club and rent boats from them. We also are getting our basic course work through the same club. By using rental boats we are able to gain experience and try many different boats. The goal is to sell our house in San Diego and with the proceeds purchase a boat and a condo somewhere on the East coast. We started this process two years ago and should be ready to execute the plan in another 4-5 years. By that time we should have gained enough experience and knowledge to make the decisions that will be required. I read this forum most days and have gained a lot of insight that not only is helpful now but will be of great value as we proceed with our plan. Thank you one and all for all of the great knowledge that is posted here.
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Better than owning

I don't have a sailboat. Our friends who do are going to Alaska for the month of July so they said we can use theirs.

They have a Canadian Sailcraft 36'. We are going to Lake Superior next week to put it in the water.

My ideal boat would probably be a Sabre 36 or maybe a 38. Unfortunately, we live about 7 hours from where I would like to sail and that is too far to travel to the boat.

Maybe in my next lifetime.
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No sailboat now, but I have owned three. The last was sold in 1985, and I swore I would never buy another until I could go cruising full time. Sailboats just cost too much in money and time, and then you tend to sail the same waters all the time because of the limited range sailboats have on a day sail or weekend. It makes more sense to charter and go somewhere interesting. Since the 1990’s I found another no cost way to sail. I did/do deliveries. Now that’s interesting and exciting.

When I do buy a boat for cruising, it will be 35’ to 40’ with a full keel or cutaway forefoot and definitely a skeg hung rudder. At one time, I thought I would want a cutter, but now I am not too sure because of the sail handling aspects. The boat will probably be a sloop or ketch. It will also be rigged for single handling since I have yet to find another of the fair sex who can put up with me for any length of time.

I just hope the economy evens out before I get too old to get out there in my own boat again.

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TL... maybe you need ... gulp... a motor sailer? (runs and hides)
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Denise, I assume your caustic remark is a thinly veiled allusion to my bachelorhood. It was only mentioned in my post to qualify the single handling requirement of an ideal boat and add a little levity.

Being single is what it is. I have tried to fix it with no luck. Usually my attempts meet with a rebuff and/or sarcasm – much like your post. I guess we can go into a protracted analysis of me and why this happens. However, this is a sailing forum and not a singles chat room, so why don’t we stick to the topic.

At my age, serenity is accepting what you can’t change.

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Sorry! I wasn't in anyway talking about your being single! It was just a silly remark meaning power sailers have an advantage over real sailboats when getting to and from sailing areas. Yeesh.. i need to be more careful with my remarks.. sorry again!


"Sailboats just cost too much in money and time, and then you tend to sail the same waters all the time because of the limited range sailboats have on a day sail or weekend."
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I just can't justify the cost of a sailboat, so I joined a sailing club in San Diego. I can charter everything from a Cat 22 to a Jenneau 54, depending on how and where I want to sail. I chose to join in San Diego because 1) San Diego has a really beautiful bay in which to sail; 2) There's pretty much an 8 Kt breeze minimum in the afternoons; 3) When I want to ocean sail it's really easy to get out of the bay; and 4) There's a very active nightlife in the Gas Lamp district, so the apres' sail envronment is a bonus.

Dang, I sound like a Chamber of Commerce ad.....

My goal is to sail between two to four days a month on a Cat 250, which will cost me less than $200 in monthly charter fees. No maintenance fees or all of those other costs which really begin to make sailing expensive. Being rental boats, I always check the rigging pretty carefully before I accept the boat, but so far the maintenance has been pretty impressive. And the really nice part is that I can choose between Catalinas, Hunters, Bavarias, or Jenneaus.

My feeling is that if I'm not sailing at least 12 days a month, I really can't justify buying my own boat.

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Hoping to score an inexpensive 25 to 29 "ready to sail but need work" type of deal. I have a soft spot for C&C, but really, anything will do. It'll be our (family of 4) learner boat.

Hopefully. Maybe. Some day. Sooner than later.
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I don't have a boat yet. Have found a deal through a club that let's me pick from my choice of 3 Catalina 22's on my local lake. The cost is right and it's an inexpensive way for me to learn to sail right now.

That being said, I've been keeping an eye out for a little sailing dingy that I can toss up on top the car or pull on a small trailer for 'oppertunity' sailing elsewhere around me. Spending way too much time on craigslist right now

That, and there's a beautiful blue/white 25' Cape Dory on my lake that's for sale that I would LOVE to own... Not yet though... Plus, she deserves to be somewhere saltier than my inland lake.

Now THERE'S a thought.....
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