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1979 Tanzer 7.5
On Monday I'm looking at a Tanzer 7.5 in Port Dover marina (Lake Erie, Canada). She wants $6K for it. I'm pretty sure there's no recent survey, but it comes with a new longshaft outboard. I went ahead to the marina today and looked it over on its cradle, and at least there's no holes in it. Part of the attraction is that sometimes there's a waiting list for this marina, which is in a convenient location for me, and the slip comes with the boat.
I know that it's short inside -- I'm 6'2" and I read that the cabin is only 5'9". I'm not going to cruise the world in it, though. I intend to go out for a couple or three days at a time tops, just around Lake Erie.
I'm not a sailor yet. I intend to take several online courses this winter, and I'll take a keelboat course first thing in the spring.
Anyway, I'd appreciate any advice, warnings, caveats, or amusing anecdotes. I know I'm out of my depth in more ways than one.
"Why does everything gotta be so hard?"— Tony Soprano