LoonEnuf - SailNet Community
Introduce Yourself Welcome to the Sailnet.com - The world's largest online sailing community! Tell us about yourself so we can get to know you.

LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 12-08-2011 Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Washington State
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0

I just purchased a 1980 - 30' Newport sail boat for $3,000.00 at a bankruptsy auction. I had about 10 minutes to look at it and hear the diesel engine start up and run. Noticed the Sunbrella top canvas was ripped and very dirty. Main sail cover, very dirty. Hull looked pretty good. Motor sounded OK, but I didn't have the opportunity to put it in and out of gear. She was plugged into power at the marina. Didn't turn on lights or other electrical. Didn't test the head. Main sail and jib were on and rolled up. I have limited experience with sailing and used boats. I would like to use it as a live aboard during the work week due to living quite a distance from my work, (marina realatively close to office.) and also sail it. Especially during the spring-summer. Any ideas or suggestions for this sailing rookie will be appreciated.
LoonEnuf is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 Old 12-08-2011
Just another Moderator
Faster's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 16,977
Thanks: 113
Thanked 355 Times in 335 Posts
Rep Power: 10
If nothing serious wrong shows up in the next while you got a decent deal... did it come with moorage? Does your intended moorage location actually allow liveaboards?

Browse the forums here and elsewhere for tips and techniques, find a good book on how to sail and study that/those to get a handle on the language and the systems.

Best of luck.


1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Faster is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 5 Old 12-09-2011
ASA and PSIA Instructor
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 3,630
Thanks: 8
Thanked 27 Times in 27 Posts
Rep Power: 16
Hire a good surveyor and find out what you have bought.

Certified...in several regards...
sailingfool is online now  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 5 Old 12-09-2011
Senior Member
lajimo's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 187
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 5
I found the books by Dan casey on sailboat maintenance to be very helpful. Good luck with your new home/project and of course start with the head !
lajimo is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 5 Old 12-09-2011
Senior Member
Lake Superior Sailor's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Eagle River Wi.
Posts: 1,019
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 5
Learn EBay you will need it for parts! Have fun exploring; Start with cleanig the boat. Wellcome! Dale

Reluctant Lady
Cal 28, 1967
Lake Superior
Where God got it done!
Lake Superior Sailor is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome