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08-07-2008 10:43 PM
camaraderie Just idding around Dawg! all seriousness...if you are not an experienced sailor you need to start smaller. 35 feet max if you are the low 40s if you are a couple MAX.
There is an excellent sticky list of bluewater boats at the top of this forum that you should use to help narrow things down.
08-07-2008 09:05 PM
sailingdog Hmmm... and this is a completely unbiased opinion...
Originally Posted by camaraderie View Post
Hey Dawg...don't talk him out of it. He said he could afford 55 feet...for the price of the extra 3 feet he can hire a captain!
08-06-2008 10:43 PM
camaraderie Hey Dawg...don't talk him out of it. He said he could afford 55 feet...for the price of the extra 3 feet he can hire a captain!
08-06-2008 10:25 PM
sailingdog Cam's Tayana 52 would be a good choice...but are you sure that you want a 50'+ boat. What kind of sailing experience do you have? If you don't have a lot, and I do mean a lot, of sailing experience, a boat that big will probably be more a danger than a safe thing for you. Unless you have at least one full-time crew member and have been a sailor for many years, I'd highly recommend going with a smaller boat, say in the 35-40' range. A mistake on a 50'+ boat can involve forces that will kill you almost instantly, if not maim or cripple you. It is no place for a novice sailor to be IMHO.
08-06-2008 10:02 PM
camaraderie Thanks Tomaz! You've always had good taste!
08-06-2008 08:32 PM
tomaz_423 There is a great off shore boat for sale on this forum:
The boat is ready to sail across Atlantic, but are you?
08-06-2008 07:31 PM
Sail boat design for offshore cruising

I have been a power boater for the last eight years. With the rise in the fuel price, I have decided to become a sailor. I would like to sail offshore, possibly across the Atlantic ocean. I can afford to buy a used sail boat up to 55 feet in length. Any help in the type of sail boat best suited for blue water sailing will be appreciated.


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