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Smile Help! My first boat purchase!

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Currently looking at an '84 Newport 28S and an '84 Cal 31 for sailing/ownership experience for 2-3 years before i upgrade to larger. Any recommendations? Liveaboard somewhere on the Hudson with FWC, Shore power hookup. Any recommendations/experiences as to why these would/would not make a good liveaboard in this area during winter here in the NJ/NY area? I appreciate all the feedback i can get before committing to survey either...To give you an idea of the condition from my own inspection: Newport has all the mechanics & features, AC/heat, CNG, super clean, everything works good. The Cal has couple of soft spots on the deck...
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What else have you looked at?
I suggest looking at a Catalina 30.
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the Newport is similar to my Newport 30...cabin is just a little smaller in size and height...I am perfectly happy with mine...we live aboard quite a bit in summer, but winters here are too cold...northern Idaho lakes are a lot worse than the Hudson region...I would compare NI to the finger Lakes (lived there for 21 years)...You shouldn't have much trouble if the cabin is fairly air tight...but enough ventilation for CNG heater (even if it is direct vented!)...Good Luck
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Thanks Simpsoned for sharing your liveaboard experience! I certainly need all the luck i can get. Since I am a newbie at this, you can just imagine the questions i have...But i will ask in the Newport section.
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As a Newport owner, I say go for the obvious, of course. Hard to beat a C&C designed boat!

In reality, however, you really need to inspect both as closely as you're capable, and you need to, get a professional involved and then purchase the one that's in the best condition at the "best" deal. If you really do have almost immediate plans to move up, the logical decision now is to get the best deal on the best boat possible because at some point you'll be a reseller as well.

Having said all that, if you wanna look cool and have the chicks dig you, get the Newport.....:-)
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Way to look cool, eh? LOL!
Thanks for your sound advice...However, am looking to look cool for the guys, not chicks ;-)
You'll be happy to know i bought the Newport. It'll be hauled, painted with another 2 coats and back in the water by Nov. 1.
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Wise choice...and welcome to the Newport family...
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Glad to be on board...heehee!
Am downsizing like mad as I only load 300 lbs including me!
Quite a feat i assure you as I had to reduce from 3 walk-in closets of clothes!
You know us gals with our shoes and all!
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I love my Newport 30 just got it a month ago and I'm liveaboard but here In redondo beach california and even In october its nice in shorts and flip flops
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Hey Don't Panic,
Thanks! weather on the east coast (NYC) has been wonderful (70 this past weekend) sunny, warm and about 11 knots. Little cool for shorts but brave souls donned it. Not ME! Flip flops are common in the city for walking commuters. But personally, can't stand those things with sewer water and street rubbish...
Good luck to you too Liveaboard - Awesome! If ever in the east coast, drop by!!! Liveaboard across from NYC skyline! Awesome view of the Hudson from here...not far from the blue - hoping to sail down to Baltimore Inner Harbor...Making plans already for next season! Talk to you soon...Waterlily
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