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bossanova 02-13-2009 01:46 AM

Small liveaboard: dreaming of simplicity, probably nuts!
 
Researching the most economical liveaboard situation possible. Ideally, a boat with:
-6 ft. headroom
-26 or 27 ft. (as far as I know, the max. length that still qualifies as trailerable)
-outboard engine (avoid hassles of inboard)
-marine head
-at least one berth with a door: fore or aft, doesn't matter which

Late 70's Catalina 27 is the closest thing I've found.
Any other boats that meet the criteria?

Thanks in advance for humoring me. I know this sounds crazy, but I'm sure I'm not the first with this dream. Oh yeah, max. budget 20K or so.

bossanova 02-13-2009 01:54 AM

p.s. Not looking to cruise long-term: possibly a week at a time. Mostly daysail and weekend.

southernwind 02-13-2009 03:27 AM

contessa 26 its a bluewater boat as well

HPLou 02-13-2009 08:20 AM

You may find something you like in a Watkins 27. Most will have a small inboard Yanmar diesel, but there are a few with an outboard. Good luck in your search.

Lou

WouldaShoulda 02-13-2009 08:27 AM

While I was looking at Catalina 27s I found an O'Day 272.

A late 80's model instead of a 70's boat.

I liked the simplicity and rigging set up better.

PBzeer 02-13-2009 08:30 AM

Capri 26 could fit as well.

cruisingdream 02-13-2009 08:49 AM

Hunter 31 .... a little longer but in your price range

christyleigh 02-13-2009 09:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bossanova (Post 447623)
-26 or 27 ft. (as far as I know, the max. length that still qualifies as trailerable)
-outboard engine (avoid hassles of inboard)
-marine head
-at least one berth with a door: fore or aft, doesn't matter which. Late 70's Catalina 27 is the closest thing I've found.
Any other boats that meet the criteria?

Although you could have a Catalina 27 lifted onto a custom made trailer and occasionally tow it with a Very Large Truck... it's not a "trailer sailer" by any means.

motion300 02-13-2009 09:38 AM

A young couple here at the marina I live in found a hunter 30 on craigs list single diesel decent shape good to go. $5ooo they are living aboard and seem happy

docbob5707 02-13-2009 08:56 PM

If a trailerable is what your looking for consider a Chrysler 26 - 5,000lbs, 6ft headroom, door for the v-berth. Me and my sail cat, Fog, live on mine during the summer months here on Lake Huron.


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