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06-10-2011 01:01 PM
steveoscaro
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Originally Posted by CapnBones View Post
This is a great idea and I say this partially because I am in the process of doing the same thing. I am 25 and just bought my boat, a 1981 30' Lippincott. I got it for 8k because it has been sitting and the sails were shot, but the interior is immaculate and all the systems are in good working order. It has been a bit of elbow grease to get cleaned up, but my survey came through to value it as it sits at 14k so I think it was a good deal. Basically I will be out the door at about 15k with a really solid boat that will be of the value. This being said I took 2 years to find the boat I wanted and to buy it. My advice is look at what you want in a boat and see if any really spark your enthusiasm, this one to me screamed buy it and that is whats important that you love what you buy. I also read Nigel Calders Cruising Handbook which helps lay out what you want in a cruising boat, why different things are good, and how they work. With this I narrowed down my search because I knew nothing of all the different brands, but this let me pick out attributes and see who fit the bill.

I was also looking at this boat which is know is a bit out of your way, but the price seemed really good for what it is and it has been on the market for quite a while, if they didn't take the offer on the boat I bought this was my next offer.
Bristol Centerboard Sloop

Well I certainly wish you the best and make sure to keep us posted on the progress.
Congratulations on finally finding your boat. Sounds like you found yourself a great deal. Are you living on it? What are you plans with it?

I actually also found the ad for that Bristol 35. Definitely appealing, but a centerboard is not so good if you want to go offshore, right? I'll look into that book, thanks for the recommendation. It's cool to hear from someone succeeding down my planned path. Best of luck to you too.

And thanks puddinlegs, I'll make sure to look into the Cal 34s.
06-10-2011 12:49 PM
puddinlegs Add a Cal 34 to your list as well.
06-10-2011 08:29 AM
CapnBones
Great idea

This is a great idea and I say this partially because I am in the process of doing the same thing. I am 25 and just bought my boat, a 1981 30' Lippincott. I got it for 8k because it has been sitting and the sails were shot, but the interior is immaculate and all the systems are in good working order. It has been a bit of elbow grease to get cleaned up, but my survey came through to value it as it sits at 14k so I think it was a good deal. Basically I will be out the door at about 15k with a really solid boat that will be of the value. This being said I took 2 years to find the boat I wanted and to buy it. My advice is look at what you want in a boat and see if any really spark your enthusiasm, this one to me screamed buy it and that is whats important that you love what you buy. I also read Nigel Calders Cruising Handbook which helps lay out what you want in a cruising boat, why different things are good, and how they work. With this I narrowed down my search because I knew nothing of all the different brands, but this let me pick out attributes and see who fit the bill.

I was also looking at this boat which is know is a bit out of your way, but the price seemed really good for what it is and it has been on the market for quite a while, if they didn't take the offer on the boat I bought this was my next offer.
Bristol Centerboard Sloop

Well I certainly wish you the best and make sure to keep us posted on the progress.
06-10-2011 01:37 AM
steveoscaro
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Originally Posted by imagine2frolic View Post
S.F Bay is a great place to learn. As great as it is it isn't the ocean. I was told if I could sail S.F I could sail anywhere. I honed my skills, and left for Mexico. The ocean is just different, and in a good way.

Anywhere on the east coast, or gulf will get you to the Bahamas. One of this earths greatest, and prettiest cruising grounds. Especiialy since in a few hours you will be someplace completely different. It will take a lifetime to see it all. Which ever way you go, and what ever you buy. BEST WISHES.......i2f
Thanks i2f, and everyone else for the input. Great forum here.
06-09-2011 06:09 PM
imagine2frolic S.F Bay is a great place to learn. As great as it is it isn't the ocean. I was told if I could sail S.F I could sail anywhere. I honed my skills, and left for Mexico. The ocean is just different, and in a good way.

Anywhere on the east coast, or gulf will get you to the Bahamas. One of this earths greatest, and prettiest cruising grounds. Especiialy since in a few hours you will be someplace completely different. It will take a lifetime to see it all. Which ever way you go, and what ever you buy. BEST WISHES.......i2f
06-09-2011 05:45 PM
steveoscaro I'd love to spend that year in the San Francisco harbor, but that's got to be about as expensive as they come, right?
06-08-2011 07:01 PM
carl762 A friend of mine lives on his Columbia 34. Very nice boat. It's been to Hawaii twice, from San Francisco.
06-08-2011 04:42 PM
wmjr Steve,

Learning to sail out of LA Harbor has some advantages. The winds are very predictable:very light wind in the morning. You can learn at slow speeds while you need to think about everything you do. Winds pick up around 1:00 so stay out later when you get the hang of things. Winds get much stronger from 2:30 to about 5 when you feel you are ready for it. After that start sailing to Catalina (four hours each way) and later to the Channel Islands for some long runs and more experience.

John
PSC 31 #28
06-08-2011 04:08 PM
steveoscaro
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Steve,
That listing gives remarkably few details. Bear in mind that it's very easy to buy a boat that actually has negative value -- meaning that, from a strict economic point of view, it would make a better reef than a boat. Keep poking around and enjoy the process of boat shopping. It never gets old.
Good point. With enough poking around, hopefully a few real boats can be sifted from the reefs.
06-08-2011 03:49 PM
sailhog Steve,
That listing gives remarkably few details. Bear in mind that it's very easy to buy a boat that actually has negative value -- meaning that, from a strict economic point of view, it would make a better reef than a boat. Keep poking around and enjoy the process of boat shopping. It never gets old.
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