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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-22-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 7,971
Posted By TQA
Re: Need help buying a good used sailboat/live-aboard

The above is good advice.

With $60 k to spend and a Florida location ixnay the ferro.

Avoid teak decks. They make the boat hotter inside and need replacing at about 20 years at HUGE cost.
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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-22-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 3,524
Posted By gerrycooper
Re: Want to buy a used 40-50 live aboard Sail

We bought a 1991 Hunter 433 as a liveaboard - never having lived aboard before. We lived on her in a marina for 4 years and then spent a year sailing from Florida to Australia. (even though of course...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-22-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 3,524
Posted By daledog
Re: Want to buy a used 40-50 live aboard Sail

On one hand, and to a certain point newer is better. At 20 years problems are cropping up all over the place. Deck fittings need re-set @ every 10 years...

Point is, at that point older isn't...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-22-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 7,971
Posted By zedboy
Re: Need help buying a good used sailboat/live-aboard

There are a lot of good boats out there, and it's a buyer's market. But you have to figure out what you want - full keel/fin keel, aft/center cockpit, traditional or modern, lots of teak or none.
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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-21-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 7,971
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Need help buying a good used sailboat/live-aboard

Really most any boat in that size range is going to at least be of reasonable quality. Even the "production" brands like Catalina and Hunter are really nice in the over 38 foot size. Keep in mind...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-21-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 3,524
Posted By mark2gmtrans
Re: Want to buy a used 40-50 live aboard Sail

I think you will find the list on this page to be very good, they sure put a lot of time into it, and I have looked on sailboatdata.com at every one of the ones mentioned and they all seem to be very...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-21-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 3,524
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Want to buy a used 40-50 live aboard Sail

That's a pretty broad question. A boat designed for coastal cruising could be high in the ranks compared to other boats designed for coastal cruising, but it might be at the bottom compared to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-21-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 7,971
Posted By DougSabbag
Re: Need help buying a good used sailboat/live-aboard

I won't consider a "day cruiser" a liveaboard. Unless she is truly designed and equipped to handle blue water cruising, if you try to live aboard a day cruiser, it is like living in a car. Don't...
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