: Buying a Boat Articles


  1. Breeding Cats in Cape Town
  2. Centurion 40S
  3. Southerly 101
  4. The New Columbia 30
  5. Buying a Charter Yacht
  6. The Joys and Pitfalls of Buying a New Boat - Part 2
  7. The Joys and Pitfalls of Buying a New Boat - Part 1
  8. Cruising Multihull Sail Trim
  9. Optimizing Sea Trials
  10. Trailering Your Boat
  11. Finding Beauty in a Junk
  12. Boat-Building 101
  13. Through the Cracks
  14. You've Bought the Wrong Boat
  15. Quick Rig and Deck Check
  16. Centerboards and Swing Keels
  17. Building Our Sailboat
  18. The Burdens of Command
  19. Choosing the Right Boat
  20. Boat Plumbing Inspection
  21. Buying the Big Boat
  22. Cruising Catamarans—Fixed Keels or Daggerboards?
  23. Naming and Renaming Your Boat
  24. Techniques for Removing Teak Decks
  25. Cruising the Classifieds
  26. Keeping It Simple
  27. The Cruising Cockpit
  28. Rust Never Sleeps
  29. The Third Essential
  30. Surveying a Diesel Engine
  31. The Importance of a Pre-Purchase Survey
  32. Leaking Seacocks and Sink Drains
  33. Center or Aft Cockpit
  34. Finding the Family Boat
  35. Hull Blistering
  36. Monohull vs. Multihull
  37. Reading Hull Numbers
  38. Re Gelcoating
  39. What's in a Name?
  40. Structural Damage
  41. Restoring a Hobie
  42. Gigi—One Boat's Story
  43. Painting Bottoms
  44. A Good Family Cruising Boat
  45. Recommending Surveyors
  46. Boats for the Long Haul
  47. Advantages of Different Keels
  48. The Basic Liveaboard
  49. Optimizing Your Downwind Performance
  50. Size Matters
  51. Advertising Issues
  52. Funds Held in Escrow
  53. Shoal Draft Cruisers
  54. Underwater Profiles
  55. The Ideal Daysailer
  56. Selling a Boat
  57. Information on a Specific Boat
  58. Cheap Deals
  59. Choosing a New Boat
  60. Documenting a Vessel
  61. Ownership through Chartering
  62. Sea Trial Etiquette
  63. Sailing a Cutter Rig
  64. Evaluating the MacGregor 26
  65. Buying My First Boat
  66. De-Waxing Hulls
  67. Yacht Design and Circumnavigating
  68. Negotiating Sales Tax
  69. Ferrocement Pros and Cons
  70. Broker's Reputation
  71. Repairing Holes in Fiberglass
  72. Problematic Hull Deck Joint
  73. Steel Hulls—Pros and Cons
  74. Wisdom for Boat Shopping
  75. One big or two small wheels
  76. Rebuilding an Unknown Sailboat
  77. Selling a Motorsailer
  78. The Family's First Boat
  79. Selling a Boat
  80. The Commissioning Process
  81. Shower Set Up
  82. What's a Good, Small Boat
  83. Selling a Boat on Your Own
  84. Bluewater Boat?
  85. Tender is the Vessel
  86. The Right Boat
  87. Fixed Keels vs. Swing Keels
  88. Design Surprise
  89. The Best Daysailer
  90. How We Define Seaworthy
  91. Considering Ferrocement
  92. The Choosing-a-Boat Equation
  93. Locating a Surveyor
  94. Sail Area
  95. Selling Advice
  96. Modernizing the Free-Standing Rig
  97. Proper Certification
  98. Deck-Stepped vs. Keel-Stepped Masts
  99. Creating a Motorsailer
  100. Having a Sailboat Built
  101. Less Expensive Cruising Alternatives
  102. Custom-Built Boats
  103. Asking Prices and Book Price
  104. Used and New Boats
  105. Long Distance Multihull Purchase
  106. Teak vs. Fiberglass Decks
  107. Ronstan’s Clear Start
  108. Removing Old Names
  109. Contracts and Sea Trials
  110. Steel or Fiberglass
  111. Buying a Catamaran
  112. New Boat or Old
  113. Calculating Displacement Ratios
  114. Good Light-Air Boats
  115. Inland Lake Sailing
  116. Rebuilding a Damaged Boat
  117. To Survey or Not to Survey
  118. A Boat to China
  119. Moondancer 's Keel and Masts
  120. Insuring a Ferrocement Boat
  121. Building Moondancer
  122. Affordable Multihulls
  123. Strange Contraptions in Foreign Boats
  124. Catamaran or Trimaran?
  125. Back from Bermuda
  126. Hull Speed Demystified
  127. Buy Your Boat in Europe—Now!
  128. The Balance of Hull and Sails
  129. A Case for Multihulls
  130. The Windrider Rave
  131. Buying the Family's First Sailboat
  132. Vanguard's Volks Boat
  133. The Tartan 3700
  134. Monohulls and Catamarans
  135. Capsize Controversy
  136. A New Inland Lakes Scow
  137. The Starting-Out Boat
  138. Brokers: The 10-Percent Factor
  139. The Westerly Ocean 43
  140. Heavy vs Light Displacement
  141. Start-up and Running Costs
  142. New or Used?
  143. Modern Production Boats
  144. New Escape
  145. The C&C 121
  146. Beneteau's First 40.7
  147. The Turner T45
  148. Mystic Alicat
  149. The Right Draft for the Keys
  150. The Perfect Cruising Boat?
  151. Considerations When Buying a Boat
  152. Buyer's and Seller's Responsiblities
  153. Starting out in a Cat
  154. Buying a Liveaboard
  155. Selling
  156. The Beneteau 361
  157. Reality Check on Cruising Catamarans
  158. The Bermuda 40
  159. The Cabo Rico 40
  160. The Catalina 310
  161. The Dufour 36 Classic
  162. The Hunter 420
  163. The Island Packet 380
  164. The J/46
  165. The Longshore 19
  166. The Saga 35
  167. Replacing Our Boat
  168. The Selling of Safari
  169. The Right Insurer and the Best Policy
  170. How to Choose the Right Boat
  171. Engine Checkup
  172. Is New Better than Old?
  173. Pure and Simple Sailing
  174. Realistic Cruising Budgets
  175. The Pros and Cons of Smaller and Lighter