Boat buying and learing to sail - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Skills and Seamanship > Learning to Sail
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-11-2003
ogc ogc is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
ogc is on a distinguished road
Boat buying and learing to sail

Is it possible to find a good, used boat under $5000 to learn to sail on and use as a family boat without having to refurbish or repair anything other than minor cosmetics? Is this an unrealistic dream or might it be possible? If it is possible, please throw out a few names of the boats to look for and where I might look for them. Thank you!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 07-11-2003
ogc ogc is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
ogc is on a distinguished road
Boat buying and learing to sail

Sorry, I meant to include "in the 25 foot size range for coastal cruising" in my original question. Again, thank you for you information!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 07-12-2003
pirateofcapeann's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Gloucester, Mass. USA
Posts: 373
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 13
pirateofcapeann is on a distinguished road
Boat buying and learing to sail

Heck yea! But you''re not going to do it through the "normal channels". Brokers want their cut too and that could push the price for the dingy to outrageous proportions! Look in a want advertiser periodical or the want ads in the newspapers. A friend of mine bought a good Cordoba 25 on a functional trailer for $400! He had seen the boat sitting in this guy''s yard for a few years and finally just went and knocked on the door to ask about it. Yea, the guy had lost interest and just wanted to get it out of his yard, but he wanted the $400 for the trailer! A few cosmetics and some personalization produced a sweet boat! There are tons of pre 70''s FRP boats in that size range and with plenty of coastal cruising time left in them out there for the asking. You just got to look! One of the largest producers of FRP boats from that era was Columbia Yachts. They also subcontracted for several other companies using their molds. Good luck!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 07-22-2003
gwp gwp is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 47
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
gwp is on a distinguished road
Boat buying and learing to sail

I think the best advice is to walk (and talk) the docks at the local marinas, and do it often. When a deal comes along, they don''t last long. Beware of internet shopping.....digital pictures greatly enhance actual appearance. Also check the local classifieds, and don''t bother with boat brokers if you''re looking for a steal. Walking the docks last spring, I got an Oday 25 for $2500, with all sorts of accessories and an inflatable with outboard, in much better shape than many boats I looked at at 4 times the price. Don''t know where you are, but where there are boats, there will be owners ready to bail. Have cash ready too. Good luck
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 07-24-2003
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: S.E. Michigan
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
hobmonger is on a distinguished road
Boat buying and learing to sail

Great Lakes:

I live in S.E. Michigan and am looking to learn how to sail / where to sail here locally. I am currently looking at a Rhoads22 but am unsure of were I can put in and sail.

Thanks,
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 08-20-2003
kmeeks's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Pacific Northwest / Mexico
Posts: 52
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 12
kmeeks is on a distinguished road
Send a message via Yahoo to kmeeks Send a message via Skype™ to kmeeks
Boat buying and learing to sail

I have found some very interesting possible boats at the Sea Scout base in Marina Del Rey and in Newport Beach - I suspect you may have similiar opportunities in your area.

Within the last two month, I have observed two opportunities to bid on boats that were offered at auction by the management of my marina. In both cases, the boats were listed with minimum bids as low as $100.

Again, in both cases, none of the boats sold at auction - at which point they were offered up for sale under sealed bid.

I thought that I might put in a bid of $10 - to buy one and see about fixing it up to sell later...but missed out on submitting my bid by one day past the deadline...

It later turned out that the boat sold for a $1 sealed bid....it was a 27 ft. boat - on par with a catalina or cal.

Deals are out there...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 08-21-2003
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 339
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 12
jbanta is on a distinguished road
Boat buying and learing to sail

kmeeks

I can see you getting a real good buy in an auction for the Sea Scouts but you do understand they use the $$ they get from such sales to provide all thier services? I can see nothing wroung with a $1,000 bid but what you are saying is immoral.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 08-21-2003
kmeeks's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Pacific Northwest / Mexico
Posts: 52
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 12
kmeeks is on a distinguished road
Send a message via Yahoo to kmeeks Send a message via Skype™ to kmeeks
Boat buying and learing to sail

You obviously didn''t read my message very well - I pointed out two opportunities.

#1 - sea scouts

#2 - auctions by the marina staff

Regardless, getting a good deal is capitalism. As long as both parties agree to a fair price - there is no harm and no foul. There are times when the Marina Del Rey Sea Scout docks have been so crowded with donated boats that they can''t accept any more. Under those conditions - they may be only to happy to basically "give them away" just to get rid of old un-sellable boats.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 08-21-2003
BarryL's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 1,638
Thanks: 3
Thanked 29 Times in 28 Posts
Rep Power: 12
BarryL is on a distinguished road
Boat buying and learing to sail

YES!!

I suggest looking for Catalina 22'' boats.
There have been about 15,000 made. They are
all pretty much the same. Great support from
the aftermarket, etc.

I bought mine about 1 month ago. It''s a 1981,
very good condition, with a 94 trailer and
Nissan outboard. It was ready to sail.

Price was $4500.

Barry
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message 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:

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

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Novice Sailors buying boat trampslikeus Boat Review and Purchase Forum 7 08-18-2004 07:58 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:54 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.