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  1. Newbie in need of advice.

    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...
  2. Need advice on choosing a Boat

    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...
  3. $1500 Catalina 27

    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...
  4. Size vs. Condition/Amenities?

    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...