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$10,000 Blue water capable boat

Felt like poking the wasps nest.

1974 Albin Vega 27' Sailboat Victoria City, Victoria
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Solo Around the America's Under Sail | An audacious attempt at sailing the Northwest Passage and circumnavigating entirety of both continents, to benefit Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating
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A day or so ago I saw a post in a thread, forget which one, bemoaning those who have a $10,000 budget and want a blue water capable boat. Then I saw this and had the urge to post it.

Secretly hoping this boat is still for sale when I get back to the Island this summer, it would be a nice upgrade from my Cal 25.
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$10,000 Blue water capable boat

That hull design may be capable of that. But a truly blue water capable boat will have beefed up rigging and gear. Will a 40 year old boat have that. Depends on if the previous owners built it for that. May cost another 15000 in upgrades to get it ready.
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Yes but look at the work that needs to be done to even make her blue water ready.
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Re: $10,000 Blue water capable boat

As you can tell from my sig, I'm not exactly unbiased when it comes to these boats, but here's one that's close to 10K and IMHO is blue water capable:

1973 Allied Seawind Ketch Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
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Re: $10,000 Blue water capable boat

YES do stir the pot! I agree that there are good <10K options and the Albin Vega 27 is one that is in this book.



Yes you can find a boat for under 10k to take you anywhere but do expect to spend some more outfitting it. Of course all but the MOST expensive of boats will require some work and some spending to be ocean-ready.

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Re: $10,000 Blue water capable boat

I had an Albin Vega for 10 years - tough little boat! There are documented cases of these boats circumnaviating and recently a fellow from the Chesapeake area sailed one around the Americas via the Northwest Passage and Cape Horn; he is almost home, arriving at Annapolis later this month:
Solo Around the America's Under Sail | An audacious attempt at sailing the Northwest Passage and circumnavigating entirety of both continents, to benefit Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating
Here is an example of a Vega from my local classifieds for considerably less than $10K, if someone wants the makings of an adventure project....
Albin Vega - Nova Scotia Sailboats For Sale - Kijiji Nova Scotia Canada.

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It has been done in cal 25. You have the boat already
http://www.cal25.com/page11/page42/WorldCruiser.html
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Re: $10,000 Blue water capable boat

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Felt like poking the wasps nest.

1974 Albin Vega 27' Sailboat Victoria City, Victoria
BAM

Proof

Solo Around the America's Under Sail | An audacious attempt at sailing the Northwest Passage and circumnavigating entirety of both continents, to benefit Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating
BAM

A day or so ago I saw a post in a thread, forget which one, bemoaning those who have a $10,000 budget and want a blue water capable boat. Then I saw this and had the urge to post it.

Secretly hoping this boat is still for sale when I get back to the Island this summer, it would be a nice upgrade from my Cal 25.
Agri,

The problem is, when new users come to this forum asking this question, they're usually looking for something 40 feet long with two cabins, two heads and a laundry that's bluewater capable.

I totally agree that bluewater boats can be found for $10k, but there will be compromises.
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Re: $10,000 Blue water capable boat

A Montgomery 15 or 17 are both proven blue water boats and they can be had for much less than $10,000.
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Re: $10,000 Blue water capable boat

Sure its a Blue Water Boat ... But; Are you a blue water Sailor?...Dale
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