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  1. New sailor, old person

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi I am a new convert to sailing, having been a powerboat owner in the past. Spent one weekend sailing and bought my first sailboat, a new to me 2000 American 14.6. Love the technical end of sailing, much different from pushing the throttle lever.
  2. Morgan 40 1974 Masthead Ketch

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    I am looking to buy a new boat and this cough my eye for two reasons. It is on my budget and it has a shoal draft since eventually I am planing to do long cruising and possibly Caribbean. However I could not find almost nothing about Morgan 40 online and not sure if it is well built and what...
  3. First Boat in Years

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Sorry for this question, I'm a newbie and I'm sure this has been asked before, but perhaps new thoughts? Looking for a sturdy sailboat for my wife and myself. Will be in salt water, primarily on the Intracoastal and coastal on the outside. Will be based on Florida East Coast, Space Coast area...
  4. At 31, finally purchased my first sailboat :)

    Introduce Yourself
    Good Morning All, Now, at 31 years old, I finally purchased my first sailboat. I've crewed on many boats through the long island sound, Florida and the Caribbean from pleasure cruising to a few deliveries. Yesterday, after all this time of not owning my own sailboat, or having the ability to...
  5. 16' AMF Sunbird? New! Input please

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    I am looking at getting my first sail boat. I live in Vermont, and will be sailing on Lake Champlain. I want a sail boat that has a drop keel, since I will be mooring it in relatively shallow water. My questions are, is 1400 a good price for a clean 16' AMF Sunbird? Will this boat be big...
  6. 1977 Ericson 27' for 8,000.. Good deal?

    Boat Buyers & Sellers Forum
    Fairly new to sailing. This will only be my 2nd boat. Upgrading from a 16' lugar (1974). Not seeing much on the market that I like. Am I jumping the gun too early? When do owners generally start posting their boats for sale? In any case, I've made my offer and the owner accepted. The boat is in...
  7. Cape Dory or Tartan

    Learning to Sail
    Im interested in a sailing again. I only have a few years experence and plan on sailing in my lake Pontchartain (New Orleans, LA 10-12 feet depth on average). I'm looking at a 1980 Cape Dory 27 and a 1971 Tartan 27 I plan on sailing single handed most of the time. My wife and kids will sail less...
  8. 30-40k and need a boat.

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hey, I am a seattle resident I am going to buy a boat and move aboard by march next year. I need some advice on which boat to buy. my price range is 30-40 max. I want to sail around the san juans and hopefully some time down to cali or up canada. I like the way island packets are set up but most...
  9. My First boat - '82 Starwind 22

    Introduce Yourself
    I'm new here, so I wanted to both introduce myself and my new boat. My name is Seth, I'm 23, and I've grown up on the water. My parents raised me on a lakehouse on Lake Lemon here in Indiana. I have spent my entire life waterskiing and boating here, and often traveling to florida to go fishing...
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