SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Boat Review and Purchase Forum > Decisions Decisions - Help me pick the right 1st sailboat!
 Not a Member? 


Thread: Decisions Decisions - Help me pick the right 1st sailboat! Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
06-22-2011 10:24 AM
Faster
Quote:
Originally Posted by aimcat View Post
Great - well I bought her so no turning back now!
Good... decision made. Now comes the fun part. Enjoy!
06-22-2011 08:39 AM
aimcat Great - well I bought her so no turning back now!
06-22-2011 08:36 AM
arknoah
Quote:
Originally Posted by aimcat View Post
To further complicate things I have now found a 22 Catalina in my price range, that has had a lot done to it and is in great shape! Are these boats better quality? I know they were mass produced like the macgregors which seem to have bad reviews.
I am only a newer MacGregor owner, so I won't open up the can of worms about performance, compromise, etc. However, I've seen that many, many sailors on this forum and others started with Catalina 22s. The comments I've read have said that they are simple, decent boats that aren't particularly expensive, there's great support for them since they're still being produced, and there are lots of ways to connect to other owners through clubs, races, etc.

The only other cruising sailboat I considered before buying my Mac 25 was a Catalina 22, so I believe it to be a good boat especially for a beginner.
06-21-2011 05:54 PM
aimcat To further complicate things I have now found a 22 Catalina in my price range, that has had a lot done to it and is in great shape! Are these boats better quality? I know they were mass produced like the macgregors which seem to have bad reviews.
06-21-2011 05:50 PM
arknoah Have you had any more progress on a boat purchase?


F. J.
06-19-2011 01:37 PM
aimcat I think it is but the people will not get back with me...so I dont know what is up with that.
Right now my other choices are (I just came across some of these and inquired about them)

A 25ft Helms - no trailer, no motor, no jib...asking $600

22 Macgregor with everything but sort of rough and inside definately needs a facelift - 1000 (not really crazy about it but I am open to opinions)

The C-22 mentioned above

Also came upon a Aquarius 23 - inside is rough but outside is nice - 1500
06-19-2011 01:34 PM
junkrig Is the San Juan 21 still out there someplace? Very actively sailed boat, active online and on-water groups... I know it's not your first choice but it looks like a nice boat.
Google Small Craft Advisor. See their site, I'd recommend a subscription. Meet people more focused on trailerable craft than most of the folks here, get an additional viewpoint.
No, they don't pay me. I just like the mag & ideas.
06-19-2011 11:35 AM
aimcat Yes - tried all that - no luck.
06-19-2011 11:32 AM
WDS123 Go to the local marinas and ask around - go to a local club is another good place to start.
06-19-2011 10:00 AM
aimcat Just when I think that is the boat I am getting - we were suppose to meet today and the people backed out! Wow! How dissapointing! Does anyone have any outlets for boats for sale? Maybe something Ive missed online? Ive scoured craigslist, searchtempest, sailboatlistings, etc!
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:59 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.