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|1 Week Ago 11:19 AM|
|midwesterner||It appears that the original poster of this it's red and has not been back on in a few years. I wonder how things turned out for him.|
|1 Week Ago 10:40 AM|
Re: Buying a boat living aboard cont.
Originally Posted by mkrautha View Post
I'd suggest purchasing a smaller boat that you and your family can spend weekends on and learn to sail with the responsibility of maintaining your family's safety in mind. That's a whole different type of sailing than what you did with the Rhodes. Then, when you finish your training, think about moving aboard. You will then have a much better perspective of what your family needs and desires in a full-time cruiser/live aboard.
All the best!
|01-13-2017 12:17 PM|
Re: First boat, living aboard and learning to sail
This boat has sold, but I have some others if interested
|10-15-2009 02:47 AM|
|QuickMick||if you see one, check out the balboas... 26', trailerable w/ammenities in the cabin....|
|02-05-2007 04:23 PM|
The seach continues even though I said it wouldn't
Yeah pearsons are a good though. I think I would consider the Triton however. I've been in negotiations with a guy for an offshore cadet, though I have to be honest, something seems a little fishy about the whole thing, and he's in BC so I'd have to trailer the boat down (it comes with a trailer but the cost to haul it is about another $1500). On the otherhand there are a few nice looking tritons for sale in the Bay Area and I think they meet my criteria. Certainly they fall within my price range, standing headroom, not quite 30' but fairly close. And, while the trailer with the cheoy lee is an added bonus, it also means I'll have to either sell it or store it once I'm in the bay area, which is of course an added expense...
I'd like to get peoples thoughts...
|02-04-2007 08:30 PM|
|tha3rdman||Not to throw a monkey wench (yes wench) into your equation, But the Pearson ariel is a solid vessel. Big enough to live uncomfortablly in and can be had for a song. There is also a Irwin 37 here in MD the my wife and I looked into, not really our cup of tea but the PO put alot of work into before he fell ill, though that leaves you with transport issues. I would look ingo the Ariel though great little (26 feet) boats. And the support group is great as well.|
|01-23-2007 05:07 PM|
That's a better plan MK...keep us posted on progress and focus on the MCAT's for a while...all the water is solid up there anyway!
|01-23-2007 04:41 PM|
|mkrautha||So here is what we've decided. Trying to buy a boat from vermont in SF, or anywhere else and then transporting to SF is maybe a waste of money and energy, so we are going to move to San Francisco first, and start our search when we get there. Thanks for all of the good insight, thoughts, suggestions etc. Cross your fingers that a solid Alberg 30 will be waiting under the Golden Gate Bridge when we get there|
|01-21-2007 12:24 PM|
I am looking at the Florida Trader and in Key Largo there's this
1982 Catalina 30' 4'2" draft Roller Furling 5,500 or OBO
305 451 4700 Paul.
|01-21-2007 11:26 AM|
"No bigger than 30ish feet with providing living (albeit tight) accomodations for two.The simpler the better. budget max 15k."
I found 16 listings for cat30's that list for under 20k, in CA, OR, WA..
I'm pretty sure a firm offer of 15 would sail any of 'em home.
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