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post #1 of 3 Old 02-25-2010 Thread Starter
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Howdy, my name is Phoenix.

Although I've always thought that having a boat and sailing the seas would be cool, I've only just recently discovered (by reading SainNet, people's blogs, and such) that it seems like something I could realistically do and decided that it's something that I seriously want to work towards. Sigh. I wish that I had realized this years ago.

Anyway, I'm currently living and working in Colorado where I'll save up for this endeavor, which I'm hoping to do within the next three years or so. In the meantime I'm going to take some sailing lessons this summer when it's warmer and start getting myself educated so I don't get myself killed (I have no boating experience except being on my parents small boat they used to water ski with in the summers).

I would like to get a boat that I can live on and cruise with. Since I'm originally from Oregon I'll probably look forward to sail the Pacific, although them Caribbean Islands that people talk about sure sound nice. Navigating islands sounds a lot more fun than just sailing up and down the coast. I'm thinking about starting out in Hawaii, and then attempting a crossing after I've been sailing at least a few years. A friend's son lives on a 26' boat there. Slip fees of ~$300/mo doesn't seem like bad rent at all.

People seem to speak highly of Alberg 30's, and my initial price checks show that they seem to be reasonably priced, used at least. So I'm probably looking at that as my goal boat, even if I end up starting with something else. I have about $8000 cash at the moment, and have seen them listed for $6500. (Being in another state though, and with no experience inspecting ships, I don't know how good a shape it is in for that much.) When I go to buy my boat I know I'll want to just buy it outright with cash and avoid loans/credit/etc. Anyone want to give me some pointers and give me an estimate on how much I'll want to save up before heading out to look for a boat?

Thanks and good meetin' y'all!
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Hey pt - welcome to SN dude.

There's tons of info on here - as well as many, many salts that will talk you through just about anything.

While you're waiting for some responses you can start poking around in this thread: The Salt's Corner Table

It's a thread with some of the best info to some of the most asked questions around here - including yours. And you can see who some of the go-to guys are.


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Howdy Smackdaddy

Somehow I knew it was going to be you that posted next in this forum. (Hmmmm, could it be because you seem to be the most common greeter around these parts?) lol
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