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  1. Introduce Yourself
    Returning to west coast USA next week after leaving Hawaii 5+ years ago crewing on 100ft gaff rig schooner. Flying from Australia around Mar. 28th. Looking for a possible combination of trade/cash for live aboard situation leading to possible purchase within the next 6 months... from San Diego...
  2. General Discussion (sailing related)
    My partner and I recently returned home from French Polynesia to Hawaii with Querencia, our 1979 Baba 30. Its time for an upgrade. Maxing out at 7 kts and a 149nm day. We are excited to do more world cruising. And want more Boat to do it in. Something between 45' - 55'. To quell all the...
  3. General Discussion (sailing related)
    Found a very interesting boat, if Florida but it is a long way from MD. I looked at the price of a captain and it was 7k and the boat is a little less than that, the other option seems to be shipping but I assume I have to get it out and back in the water. Any experience with shipping boats...
  4. Learning to Sail
    Hey all, I am 25 years old, My dream is to sail across an ocean. I grew up on the shores of lake Erie riding jet skis and otwing friends on tubes via jet boat. My goal this year was to learn how to sail. I got to help sail a 50' boat in San Diego earlier this year and loved it. I am looking...
  5. Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    Hey all, So I am currently in the process of looking for a boat and well its no easy task. My first thought was to get a small weekender 20-25 foot to further my experience sailing before I move up to the big leagues of a liveaboard. After doing some craigslist surfing and finding anything local...
  6. Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hey guys, I have come across a '76 Catalina 27 for $1500. I guess the guy bought it as a derelict at a marina auction a year ago or so for a friend. Said friend never decided to buy the boat from him, so he is trying to get rid of is so that he doesnt have to pay slip fees anymore. I'm...
  7. Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    Hi there guys, I'm new here just getting back into sailing. I grew up lake hopping in Michigan on a little 17 foot daysailer, and the only thing bigger than that I have had was a Catalina 22. I'm sure this is the topic of a thousand threads but I'll be damned if I could find one. I now live...
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