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  1. Sailboat Design and Construction
    Hi all! Can anyone help me tell what kind of boat this is? It appears to be from the 60s? At first, I thought maybe IOD or Knarr, but that doesn't seem right. She's been sitting here collecting dust (among other things...) for a long time. I dream of bringing her back to life. Thanks!
  2. Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    So my Wife and I have started to seriously discuss living aboard and sailing the world. But where to start? Project boat? Fully equipped spend your life savings boat? There are so many things to consider. I look at ads to buy boats everyday, anyone have any thoughts on this?
  3. Beneteau
    Post fire, Beneteau 373 "In over my head" PROJECT boat I'm the proud new owner of '06 Beneteau 373 project boat. She's sustained some significant fire damage from a boat that burned to a crisp just one slip over. (Link below). I expect I'll hear a lot of "you're in over your head kid" over the...
  4. Please Introduce Yourself
    I have a Rawson 30 she is in rough shape. Needs everything so I am looking for all kinds of advise and knowledge. I am in South Florida hoping to first make it livaboard ready then ready to cruise. Dave
  5. Boat Review 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...
  6. Gear & Maintenance
    I found an Albin Vega that needs some/lots of work. The keel has (rust) marks bleeding through the keel. Also the back of the keel has started to delaminate. My guess is that water from the bilge leaked into the keel and several winters created a big problem... Now here is my question: How...
  7. P30
    Hey everyone, Just bought a 1972 P30, Super excited, it's our first boat! The boat is completely taken apart as it has been overhauled for the past few years, and the PO ran out of time/money to put into it. But it's in great nick I know we'll be having a crazy amount of questions for all you...
  8. Boat Review Forum
    I have talked an owner of a 1974 Cape Dory 25 to let her go for a very good price. However. Missing a jib. He has no idea if the plumbing or electrical works or not (though the water pump works). The boat needs some teak wood work done on the outside as well as some minor fiberglass work...
  9. Boat Review Forum
    I am looking for a boat this size for some day sailing and maybe some longer trips along the East coast of Florida. I came across this boat for a great price and was wondering if anyone knew anything about the model. I did some research but all I could find out was that the boat was German made...
  10. Gear & Maintenance
    Hi all, I have been reading these forums for a while, this is my first post. I have been sailing/racing for 15+ years, and have completed 3 sailboat projects ranging from repainting a Laser to Rebuilding a Catalina 22. I like to rescue cool boats. I am looking into a ’77 Ranger 28 on a...
  11. Please Introduce Yourself
    Thinking if buying project boat $45,000 Mangwana 45 ft Outside USA looks like an auwsome buy I am 71 y/o in great shape Master skipper offshore, sailing instructor built 41 ft boat sounds too good to be true comments/inside information have 60 y/o couple who will finance boat and sail with me...
  12. Boat Review Forum
    hello everyone im kinda new here well not really i mean ive been lurking the forums for years but i never really had a need to ask questions till now. But recentrly instead of crewing on friends boats i went and purchased my own since i was eager to get more on water time myself. SO in august i...
  13. Boat Review Forum
    I'm new to this forum and looking for some help... I'm an avid sailor, I have a Hunter 260 and sail Barnegat Bay in New Jersey. I'm also a self employed custom cabinet maker & woodworker... I have a buddy/partner and together we're looking for a larger "project boat" to refurbish and ultimately...
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