Prospective sailor..... - 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 4 Old 10-10-2012 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
deltaten's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Lancaster Co. PA/ North East, MD
Posts: 778
Thanks: 7
Thanked 19 Times in 19 Posts
Rep Power: 3
 
Send a message via Yahoo to deltaten
Prospective sailor.....

...saying Hello!

Long time lurker here and figger'd that it was time to sign on and come aboard.

Sailed a dink as a younger man. Kids and family came along and y'all know where that went . Friends have a sport-cruiser on the Bay and I spend time with them. Seems there's "boat people" and then there's ev'ry one else. They say I'm boat people Now it's just me and my spacial needs are light.
Retirement comes along next season and it has been offered that I should find a decent size boat and live aboard.

To that end, I'm searching for a smaller boat..mebbe 24 footer..to get my feet wet and see if I have what it takes....to see if I love the water as much as I think I do. If I can get by on a 24' boat for a season or two, I will be looking to upgrade to something capable of cruising the ICW and spending time bouncing from bay to Bay.

Thanks for all the (anonymous) help so far. The FAQs, threads and reviews have been awesome. I hope to be able to return the favor in the future.

Paul
deltaten is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 10-10-2012
Senior Member
 
Lake Superior Sailor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Eagle River Wi.
Posts: 991
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 4
 
Re: Prospective sailor.....

Well, good to hear from you! hope you find your dream boat..Dale

Reluctant Lady
Cal 28, 1967
Lake Superior
Where God got it done!
Lake Superior Sailor is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 4 Old 10-10-2012
PCP
Senior Member
 
PCP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Portugal, West Coast
Posts: 16,212
Thanks: 21
Thanked 104 Times in 87 Posts
Rep Power: 11
 
Re: Prospective sailor.....

well, a sensible man that wants to start small

Welcome to the community and a word of advice: Don't fix yourself on a size, I mean you are right in starting with a small cruiser but there is no much difference between a 27 and a 30 or 32 ft boat in what regards sailing, especially if the 27 is heavy and the 32 is light so, just have the better deal you can find. If you will not be fixed on a given size you have more chances to find a good deal and a boat that you like.

Good luck!

Regards

Paulo
PCP is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 4 Old 10-12-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Maine
Posts: 746
Thanks: 0
Thanked 27 Times in 27 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: Prospective sailor.....

Paul,

If you have sailed before (seems you have) and you're planning on a mooring or a slip, go bigger if you can. There are plenty of Catalina 27-30 in the sub $20,000 range. A 27 can go for around $10,000. (One on Ebay in NY for at $1,200 right now) If you're looking at gunkholing, consider a shoal keel, or swing keel. Then get out there. These boats can be singlehanded, if that's an issue. Don't be afraid, be cautious.
DonScribner is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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

Password:


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

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









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



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Another Sailor NeilAW Introduce Yourself 1 05-07-2012 08:06 AM
Hi Everyone, New Sailor Here! gemiller Introduce Yourself 11 07-19-2009 02:10 PM
ADVICE TO PROSPECTIVE CREW sail1dzn Crew Wanted/Available 12 08-12-2003 07:08 PM
SAILOR AVAILABLE davidNwillems Crew Wanted/Available 0 10-04-2002 05:34 PM

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