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  1. Hullmaster 27, Alberg 30, Ericson 29 thoughts

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hello all, I had decided upon an Ericson 29 as our first cruising boat, but unfortunately it got away from us as the sellers got greedy and accepted another offer the day before we were to hand over the cash. As there are not many of these around (I've only seen two for sale in the past year in...
  2. What do you do with garbage during an offshore voyage.

    Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    This is something I have been wondering about lately, while it seems like it will be several more years before I am ready to do any bluewater sailing, I was wondering what the offshore sailors do with their garbage during long passages. I would assume that a significant amount of waste is...
  3. Offshore sailing on a Catalina 22?

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    If you had a Catalina 22 sailboat, what is the furthest away from shore would you take it? Would you take it offshore?
  4. Bristol B27 seaworthiness

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Looking for everyone's opinion. If you have any knowledge or experience, please respond... I am interested in purchasing and using a 1975 B27 as a liveaboard to cruise inland, atlantic ICW, erie canal and then Bahamas, then panama canal and ultimately to SF Bay. Is the B27 (in good condition...
  5. Anyone taken a Columbia 28 offshore?

    Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    Hello everybody... I am wondering if you have or have known someone who has taken a Columbia 28 offshore? I just purchased mine (a '69) in September. Originally I was just planning to stick to Puget Sound and up the Inside Passage, but of late I am coming to the conclusion I would like to take...
  6. Offshore Passage Opportunity

    Crew Wanted/Available
    Seek total of three crew in April/May 2014 to sail from British Virgin Islands to US, mid-Adlantic on well equipped, passage-making Hunter 36. This is not a paid position! Applicants should be affable, with good seamanship skills, able to stand watch. Bluewater sailing experience is a plus...
  7. Westsail 42 vs. Dickerson 41

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Wow look at the headroom and storage space in this boat... Which one these sailboats do you think would be better for cruising? -Westsail 42 -Dickerson 41 -Westsail 32
  8. Offshore bluewater cruising - what sailboat would be best?

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    So I'm in the process of trying to find the perfect bluewater offshore sailboat for me. A boat that will take me across oceans if I want to. I've been looking on Yachtworld alot of late. Here are my needs…..the boat has to be pretty cheap (not more than $10,000), very seaworthy (I don’t want...
  9. Live-a-board to Bluewater: Cal 345 vs

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hello all, I've been sailing for about four years now. I've owned a US YACHT 27 which was totalled in an onland accident and recently bought a Catalina 27 so I could practice repairs and upgrades on an affordable scale without much consequence if I screw up. I intend to live on board for 3-5...
  10. looking for affordable bluewater boat halp jeff h

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    I am looking for a boat for high lattitude cruising that is somewhat affordable. i would like t pay under 35 000 for the boat itself and its ok if it doesnt have extras like a chartplotter radar bimini etc as i own many of thise things already and am mostly interested in getting a strong boat to...
  11. Good Centre Cockpit with 6"5' Head Room

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hi All, I looked at a Kelly Peterson 44 today and was really disappointed to find that my ample height was left about 3" short in the height of the Saloon. I don't think its a show stopper considering that the KP44 is such a good boat for offshore, but I'm looking for any ideas from fellow...
  12. Solid/Bluewater Center Cockpit with modern interior?

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hi Folks, Long time lurker, first time poster with a question that may rankle. After over a decade of daysailing and doing short weekend cruises to nearby locations - CA Channel Islands mostly - on our Newport 30 MkII, we've decided to step things up with a larger boat that can handle guests...
  13. Advice for CA to HI transit newbie?

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hi all, I'm a relatively green sailor -- I've only sailed ~500 NM so far, but have worked on the water as a fisherman -- but I'll be crewing (along with 3 others) from Cali to Hawaii in a week or so. This will be my first bluewater passage and I would greatly appreciate any advice vis-a-vis...
  14. Contest Yachts

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    hello everyone im kinda new here well not really i mean ive been lurking the forums for years but i never really had a need to ask questions till now. But recentrly instead of crewing on friends boats i went and purchased my own since i was eager to get more on water time myself. SO in august i...