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07-11-2014 09:49 PM
Osprey 26
Re: Beginner section

Oh how about best sailboat ever made also excellent for learning easy way.
Nonsuch 26 on top of that it is in size of most other 30ish.
They also did make Nonsuch 22 more like Corolla in size about same in quality.

No I don't have Nonsuch any more learning now hard way how to be real sailor on some of recommended other kind of sailboats.
Ah well...
07-11-2014 07:38 PM
Re: Beginner section

Originally Posted by SHNOOL View Post
That must make my boat the Corvair... sporty, but not made anymore, relatively common, with a lousy reputation, but the owners love them. Perhaps more fair might be firebird, in that they look fast, but really aren't a "sport boat."
Are you saying it is unsafe at any speed, and likely to flip without any notice?

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07-11-2014 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Phitod View Post
I'm really curious to know what boat compares to a Ford Explorer Limited... GO!
All wheeled drive of course...

07-11-2014 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by bljones View Post
Tanzer 22- ford escort of boats.
Siren- fiat 500 of boats.
Optimist- Smart Car of boats.
I'm really curious to know what boat compares to a Ford Explorer Limited... GO!
07-11-2014 12:32 PM
Re: Beginner section

Originally Posted by bljones View Post
Welcome aboard.
Toyota Corolla of sailboats? Catalina 30. Hands down.
If you wanted the Ford Tempo of sailboats, that would be a Grampian 26.
The PT Cruiser of sailboats? Bayfield 29
The Hummer H3 of sailboats? Macgregor 26M
What would the C&C30 mk1 be?
04-09-2014 09:10 PM
Re: Beginner section

Welcome aboard.

Some great choices for you of some great Canadian boats include:

Tanzer (we owned a T22 and a T28)
C&C sailboats.

Well made and probably in the price range you are looking at.

Also - get in touch with the CSPS - ECP in Montreal for some great help.



04-09-2014 06:11 PM
Chas H
Re: Beginner section

Originally Posted by sepotaqc View Post

I m a new guy in the sailing world

Does this forum has a newcomer section?

Welcome aboard sepotaqc!

You will glean a lot of good information from this forum. But watch out. You'll find misinformation as well. And many differences of opinion. Research on and off sailnet to get answers. There is an old proverb that says, "with an abundance of council there is victory." Ask a lot of questions and sort out the responses.

As far as your search for a good 30 footer, I like a C&C 29 or 30. Also consider a Mirage.
04-09-2014 04:45 PM
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Matrix - a boat is a very personal choice.

Charter a few and find an interior layout, deck layout, length, etc.. that suits your preferences.
04-09-2014 04:37 PM
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Hi everyone! I'm new to this forum and would like to get help from experienced sailors like you.

I work in finance and my dream is to buy a sailboat. I live in Colombia (south america) so I will get great weather all year long, below hurricane belt. I plan to sail the caribbean at least for 1 year, don't have a route or plan yet, single with no kids but want to have friends around for a while so a boat with 2 or 3 cabins layout will do.

Here's the question, wich I guess you've heard millions of times: wich boat suits better for me? What you suggest? I have a budget around us 150k-200k for the boat, not into mechanics (i'm a finance guy, remember) and value comfort as well as safe and security. As I'm new to sailing And I want to avoid rough seas as long as I can, but I guess on the ocean you'll never know.

So Beneteau and Hanse are affordable (second hand with little use), don't want an old workhorse that can get through a storm flawlessly but requires loooots of work and maintenance. Will this brands work for me and the purpose / sail area I'm planning to do? What do you suggest?

Look forward to your replies

02-15-2014 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by bljones View Post
Welcome aboard.
Toyota Corolla of sailboats? Catalina 30. Hands down.
I was going to say the same thing but you beat me to it. (I used to have a C30).
I would also suggest looking at O'Days and maybe Pearson's. If the C30 is a little too big, drop down to the C27.
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