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  1. First Boat in DC Area

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hi. I hope everyone is healthy and doing well. I'm an inexperienced sailor living in DC who has taken four or five two-week courses on dinghies and a keel boat (in Santa Cruz on Monterey Bay). I want to improve my skills and that basically means getting time on the water. I had hoped to take...
  2. 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...
  3. Advice for buying this Catalina 30

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hi, I am new to sailing. Have only been on a boat once but have been reading a lot about it. I looked at a Catalina 30 and did a self inspection and would appreciate experienced advice and recommendation on purchasing a boat in this condition. I would like to know which of these are deal...
  4. Got my first boat

    Introduce Yourself
    Been a member for a couple years on here now and finally got a decent sized sailboat. Me and my dad wend halfsies. A 1981 Rob Legg, RL24. Came with a rebuilt 4hp Mercury motor. Got it for $900, he was asking $1200. Been on the site for a few years now, always enjoyed sailing on the small...
  5. What did you learn to sail on?

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    So tell me, what boat did you learn to sail on or what was your first boat? What boat did you sail/own that taught you the most about sailing. And what do you sail now?
  6. Which 27 footer to buy.

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hey everyone, I'm looking to buy my first boat and I was wondering if I could get a few tips as which would be best. I would like to get something in the 27 foot range with an inboard motor and from the late 70's to early 80's. I want to be able to use it for day sailing and maybe some longer...
  7. Le Guen Hemidy 30

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    I'm looking forward to buy a sailing boat, mi frist one, so I'm up to some easy going vessel. I don't have too much options in the country I live, and my budget is around 50k. I'm seeing a Le Guen Hemidy 30 in our local broker, year 1974, aluminun hull. I need some advice about it, first time I...
  8. Sailable projects?

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    I've been dinghy sailing on club rentals lately and starting to feel ready to graduate to my first keelboat, when fiscally feasible. I have, of course, been monitoring the various web sites where local boats are available and have come up with the following question: If one's current primary...
  9. 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...
  10. Snipe or Coronado 15 for first boat?

    Boat Reviews
    I am a novice and currently crewing at my Club on an inland lake. I am looking to get my first boat to learn on and eventually race. My club has a Snipe fleet and I am looking at both the Snipe and a Coronado 15. I am leaning to the Coronado 15 because it looks easier to single hand, right after...