Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Columbus, Ga
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Re: Possible 27' Bluewater Boats
tenoch Im no chiles...
thats damn obvious...
but this was my budget for my h28:
2k for boat
4k refit(including autopilot and gear for trip), refinished masts, garboard strake.
my dad gave me $500 in cash and said go!!! I was 18
my crew took care of the stops, diesel and the occasional meal
that was the deal for that trip...
Marieholm folkboat was $5500 for boat...I had a spare rudder I made a half ass windvane...it came with dodger, great sails, merc 5hp on a mount
refit 1k(mostly interior work)
added gusher pump for cockpit, anchor, paint
that boat was going to be my transpac solo boat like the JESTER FOLKBOAT(I went to chef school instead oh well)
other recent example
fully equipped for cruising bought for $7k
aries windvane, rebuilt atomic 4, needed cutlass bearing replaced,semi hard dodger, mast steps, huge ground tackle, sails, st2000 wheel pilot, heater, full working stove oven and wood stove, pressure water and water heater, small outboard on poop deck, huge water tanks.
added small solar panel
refit 1.5k including gps, new vhf and antenna, bottom job, cutlass bearing, engine spares.
all of those were ready to go except for maybe ais or a cheap ssb install which is of course optional all would be seaworthy, all WERE, and would be awesome cruisers now and were before give or take owners wants or needs
needs being the big if...
these are just 3 example of the boats I have had, now multiply my experience by the hundreds of other california sailors who do just this and then go state by state, then go to the carribean, then central america, then go to the south pacific then asia(thailand) and then tell me:
that you cant do it under 10k and sail
well you are blind...cause it happens
ALL THE TIME
dream people!!!! dream big and things will happen
argue and say no nothing happens...
Merit 25 sold...Islander 36 still afloat? who knows...Im still in Columbus, and back...I think...jajajaja!!!!
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