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  1. Help a newbie out-1980 Catalina 22 for $2350

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hi everyone, This will be my first boat and so I wanted some advice on it before I bite the bullet so to speak. I found a 1980 Cat 22 with trailer and a sizable list of extras (wrap around cover, boat cover, life jackets, solar panels, extra sails) for sale for $2350 but it does not include...
  2. How do I start my sailing adventures.

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hello sailnet community! I am an absolute beginner when it comes to sailing. I have only have sailed once and I think I fell in love. I am from Maryland on the chesapeake bay and right now I go to school on the gulf coast of south west florida, so I know that sailing has been around me my whole...
  3. First Boat Help: 1984 Hunter 34 or 1983 Catalina 30

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hello, Could use some advice on a purchase I'm looking to make soon that entails a choice between two boats. The first is a 1984 Hunter 34 with the compression post repaired in 2012, the second is a Catalina 30 that is also in decent condition. I'll have survey's done as recommended, but can...
  4. Buying First Boat Advice Needed On Offer Process

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hi All, After a few months of searching, I've found "The One". An Ericson 27. Since I am a boat-buying virgin, I need some help on what is customary. I am not willing to rely strictly on the Broker for advice as they are after max commission. (sorry to any brokers out there). I will make an...