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  1. Boat inspection trip to & help wanted in Englewood FL (Port Charlotte/Sarasota)

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hi everyone, First off, my apologies. I did check out the local boat buying assistance thread, but I'm not able to send PMs yet and didn't see anyone listed for this neck of the woods (it's a good hour south of Tampa/St Pete.) I'm heading down to Englewood, FL (in between Sarasota & Ft...
  2. 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...
  3. Blueseas Yacht Delivery

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    Deleted commercial post in violation of forum Rules. Jeff_H SailNet Moderator
  4. Buying a S2 9.2C

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    My wife and I have signed a contact on a 1986 S2 9.2C we are in South Florida and will be doing sea trials on this Saturday May 19 2012. I would really appreciate if there is anything the community can tell me of what to look for in this boat. We plan on using the S2 to live-aboard and cruise...
  5. Full or fin keel?

    Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    Can somebody pro/con a full vs. fin keel for a newbie (will learn to sail on said boat) and taking it thru the Caribbean? All I can seem to come up with so far is fin keel is better to the wind, and a full keel will protect your rudder.
  6. What would you buy for $15k-20k? For sailing from Florida -> Bahamas, and beyond!

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Myself and a friend are looking to buy in the $15,000-$20,000 range (~$20k budget for purchase, repairs and outfitting). We are wanting to buy the boat in Florida to live-aboard and cruise around the Caribbean. What would you buy for a similar situation? Also, if anyone has some suggestions as...