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09-12-2011 11:08 AM
TQA A Wharram seems to fit many of your parameters. see CLICKY

Look at the Tiki.

If tempted by a cheap unfinshed one check that the plywood is the right type.

I know of one that was built by a young French girl in her dads garden, sailed from France to the Caribbean with minimal facilities and equipement. No water tanks just lots of 1 gall containers, no engine.
09-11-2011 08:49 PM
tortuga22 well see i have a camper that i can disassemble and use what ever i want, including this mini fridge that runs off of ac and propane there is also a propane stove and heater, though i dont think i would need the heater. and i bet i could use some of the windows in this thing too
09-11-2011 05:23 AM
DSnider748 Been my experience that you have the core set of skills to provide emergency repair, and maintenance. With that said, you will be more than busy, and achieve self satisfaction with maintance, and modifications you employ as you embark on your sail journey.

Been my experience that the sooooooo much engineering, has already gone into the design of a sailboat model, you would be much better off to research the size and model of sailboat you are looking for, and leverage this baseline for your modifications and enhancements. Why waist time to re-invent the wheel, when you can leverage an respectable sailboat into the dream ship you are looking for.

Have fun... You are on the right track of life; you know yourself, now find the sailboat that matches your base needs, and run with it...
09-11-2011 05:00 AM
tortuga22 Westerly Centuar looks really cool wonder if i can find one close by at a reasonable price
09-11-2011 04:54 AM
tortuga22 well im currently un-employed, so im sure that will speed up the refurbishing process.

i wont need much storage room. i would like standing head room. but its not necessary i would like to get one of those macgreggors maybe? a cat would be cool though. i would like to stay out at anchor when it's not beached. here in augusta i would probaby pull it out of the water
09-11-2011 03:21 AM
MobiusALilBitTwisted you can find a boat that is ready to Sail now, but is needing your personal touch in order to make her your own. as stated above building from the ground up can cost you a lot more then you want to spend, and you cant GO Sailing until your done, call it 2 to 5 years. take a few weeks and look at what you are wanting to do with the boat. you listed cruising the Caribbean and Mexico, also you want Speed and able to Beach her as needed, room for more tanks then what she came with is also on your list, and other how about standing head room, storage of gear and a dinghy Draft is another thing to look at as well, don't forget to look at storage, will you have a slip or hang on a hook all the lime in the Ga Area.

yes i ramble so i will stop here, again Best of everything to you in your search of a boat.
09-11-2011 03:06 AM
tortuga22 will check it out.

i really want to build/refurbish my boat. as long as there are good bones, im sure i can better the rest.
09-11-2011 03:02 AM
MobiusALilBitTwisted one day i will have another Westerly Centuar, Fast no , not really beach able but it is make to ground with 2 Bilge Keels, and the rest of the package for me works, 6' head room in main cabin, in-closed head, holding tankage and water holding that can be redone to fit your needs. The Centuar was built back in the '60s and can handle the Caribbean and a lot more. Check them out they are out there, but it is not a fast boat.

and i hope you find something that fits your "needs", Cheers
09-11-2011 02:55 AM
celenoglu Building a boat is a different hobby. It is not a good idea to build a boat for cruising. Buildingo r repairing a boat might be more expensive than buying a good boat.
09-11-2011 02:38 AM
MobiusALilBitTwisted Hope you find it, the Perfect Boat.........
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