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 > Out There > Cruising & Liveaboard Forum > Another "opinions requested" thread about boat choices...
 Not a Member? 


Thread: Another "opinions requested" thread about boat choices... 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)
10-12-2012 10:23 AM
CCRYDER
Re: Another "opinions requested" thread about boat choices...

Oh, yeah, another tip for potential sellers: Do not randomly change the discussion to the upcoming elections. Even if the buyer's politics are the same as yours, and the odds are 50-50 on that, it's not why the buyer is there.
10-12-2012 10:12 AM
CCRYDER
Re: Another "opinions requested" thread about boat choices...

Ha, ok. Keep in mind that we looked up most of the suggestions here to look at the characteristics of the boats. All the suggestions were good, but not all were as close to "ideal" as others. For example some might be a little more for offshore or something like that.

So culling the field a little the next question was are there any for sale within a few hundred miles? Some boats are harder to find than others. Or you find one but only a model with a deep draft, or the condition of the boat is not quite what the description said once you actually go and see it, or this, or that, you get the picture.

To end the suspense, we are going to get a 1986 C&C 35 that is listed as being in excellent condition for the very good reason that it really is. Of course we are going to get it surveyed, but everything works, the current owner is meticulous about everything and has records of what he has had done and when...pretty much the type of situation anyone would want to see buying any used boat at all.

For anyone thinking of selling, there is a big advantage to presenting a boat in that way. If your boat needs work, go ahead and do it rather than showing the boat as is and dismissing whatever work needs to be done as not that important. Even if it isn't that important, the person with the turn-key boat is going to sell before you do except in the case of people actually seeking out project boats. But the project boat person is looking for a really good deal - you aren't going to get the price you want from that market. Also, as a seller preparing for a buyer to see the boat, do the basics on cleaning up. It doesn't have anything to do with how the boat sails, but get everything put away and swab every surface.

We saw some terrific boats suggested on this list that, even with being within the parameters we set for size and all that, were priced a little high for the shape they were in - that we knew about, which was already enough that we wouldn't invest in a survey - and even if we got it for a little less would have been an investment both in money AND time, and to us time is a big deal. Next spring, we'd like to get on our boat and sail and not have spent every weekend between now and then sweating so that can happen. Does every boat require work? Of course. Is there "requires work" and then "requires work"? Oh yes.

So there it is. This is the boat that made it all the way through the selection process. 35', versatile, well built, there was one for sale close that was well maintained.
10-11-2012 11:37 PM
Faster
Re: Another "opinions requested" thread about boat choices...

Quote:
Originally Posted by CCRYDER View Post
Well guys and/or gals, we seem to have done it, pending survey. It came down to reputation of builder, availability, specs matching specs we want and cost. Will reveal if anyone is actually curious.
Inquiring minds want to know.....
10-11-2012 11:35 PM
CalebD
Re: Another "opinions requested" thread about boat choices...

I'm holding my breath!
Which boat did you buy?
10-11-2012 11:11 PM
CCRYDER
Re: Another "opinions requested" thread about boat choices...

Well guys and/or gals, we seem to have done it, pending survey. It came down to reputation of builder, availability, specs matching specs we want and cost. Will reveal if anyone is actually curious.
10-06-2012 07:38 PM
chef2sail
Re: Another "opinions requested" thread about boat choices...

Sabre 38' or C&C 37 ( which actually is 40 ft) , both of these are great boats in that range, and both will be quicker than any of the boats mentioned and have comparable build quality.
If these are to large look at the Sabre 36 and C&C 38 or even ur C&C 35 ( more of a racer cruiser )

I would go on as many different as possible before settling on one. Something may strike you different hen you see it in person. After you arrow it too two brands/ size than by the one in the best condition you can afford.

Dave
10-06-2012 06:43 PM
PalmettoSailor
Re: Another "opinions requested" thread about boat choices...

Tartan 37's are certainly fine looking fibreglass boats but I'd take a look at the Hood 38 and Sabre 38 as well as the Ericson's.

All were well built boats.
10-06-2012 03:27 PM
CCRYDER
Re: Another "opinions requested" thread about boat choices...

Much Boat Porn to view based on these suggestions. As one thing does lead to another when viewing Boat Porn, the next question is what anyone has to say about Dickerson 36 Ketches. Was not familiar with them, but they seem to have stability, enough sail area to function in wind that is on the light side, and a shallow draft.

Just curious. The field is still open.
10-03-2012 10:44 PM
SHNOOL
Re: Another "opinions requested" thread about boat choices...

My new standard response is buy a Catalina 22, if that's too small then a Cat 27, if that's too small then a Cat 30... And nobody needs a boat bigger than a 30.... that's just plain wasteful.

Thousands of purchases cannot be wrong... Which is also why we should all drive a Prius (you know they make several kinds now, I know because I've seen the stupid cartoon commercial during these debates I feel like 1 billion times)... Lemme share:

Once you've used a dremel tool to remove that stupid jingle out of your head, or maybe that's just me, I'll re-look at this thread and provide a more lucid response.

I am thinking these debates require one to drink heavily first. Maybe if the candidates did too!
10-03-2012 10:37 PM
TQA
Re: Another "opinions requested" thread about boat choices...

Here is one you might not have considered

alubat ovni 365
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 01:58 AM.

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.