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  1. 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...
  2. Sailboat surveyor

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Does anybody know of an experienced sailboat surveyor in the Montreal area? Experience with multihulls would be an asset. I'm interested in an F-24.
  3. Buy? Or Charter?

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Our first venture into the sailing world as a couple was a resounding success over the holiday weekend. We spent four nights (3 at marinas, one on the hook) with family and it appears the bug has bitten pretty hard and I'm starting to decide which way to go - purchase or charter? Pros...
  4. Advice on an F. Dekker & Son 1963 custom steel boat

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hello everybody, I am new to the forum, so maybe I should start by introducing myself. My name is Mark, I live in France, and am a young man, mostly acustomed to travelling around. I have been sailing for quite a few years, and have "boat-hiked" around the med quite a bit, and across the...
  5. Good deal? Need advice.

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Good evening ladies and gents, I've found a 1976 c&c mk II 29' sailboat for 5k. The interior is fairly nice and actually clean, which is unusual for that price range I've found. There's minor cosmetic wear and tear on the inside, but it does have some flaws. The diesel engine has a head crack...
  6. Help me chose a boat

    General Discussion (sailing related)
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  7. First Boat Buying Advice

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hey guys, I think I've finally done enough research to post my own thread about my specific needs. I started out with dreams of living aboard and sailing down the east coast, but realistically, that will not be an option for at least a couple years. I figure I'll finish school and once I get a...
  8. buying advice?

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hello, My name is Chris and I am an unlimited tonnage marine engineer looking to live-aboard. I am starting my search for a 50-100' sailboat, in the need of some TLC. I want to be able to sail the east coast and beyond with my girlfriend, and one day small family. I have some sailing (far-40s...
  9. Could use some info!

    Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    Hello, My name is Chris and I am an unlimited tonnage marine engineer looking to live on something a little smaller. I am starting my search for a 50-100' sailboat, in the need of some TLC. I want to be able to sail the east coast and beyond with my girlfriend, and one day small family. I have...
  10. Tips for Enduring Brokers?

    Boat Buyers & Sellers Forum
    I am trying to buy a sailboat for the first time (My current boat was a gift.) and finding the brokers to be more of a hindrance than a help. I know what I want so I just need the brokers to let me look around, answer questions and then get my offer to the owner. I don't understand why I have...
  11. ericson 27 v. pearson 27 v. ranger 26

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hey ya'll. I'm a first time boat buyer and I'm looking at three different boats: An Ericson 27, Pearson 27, and a Ranger 26. All of them are in similar shape: Pretty good. So I guess my question is if all things are equal whats the theoretical best boat? I'm really going to be using it as a...
  12. Looking to buy first boat!

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    I am 13 years old and I am looking to buy my first sailboat for next summer. I am hoping to get a fast, double handed dinghy (with spinnaker and trapeze) that can be single handed in the future. (I weigh 110lbs now) I have been sailing for five years, 4 on a sunfish and 1 on a 420. I love the...
  13. New to Sailing - thinking of a Sense 50

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello everyone, I am somewhat new to sailing - I have been sailing as a guest and recently as crew but have never owned a boat. I am 60 and am thinking of buying a Sense 50. My wife and I would be the captn and crew so single-handed sailing capability would be important. Some people I have...
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