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  1. deciding between a few sail boats.. HELP!

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    This is my first post as a member on here, but been lurking for quite some time. As the title states, I need help deciding between a few sailboats. I would like some feedback from the experienced members here so I can make the best choice considering my options. a little about me- I grew up...
  2. Need advice: looking to purchase a Catalina 22

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hi everyone, I'm in the market for my first boat and would like a used Catalina 22, I'm not very experienced when it comes to buying a boat or what to look for. Can anyone give me any suggestions/ a checklist so I'm fully prepared when I start my search? Also I Live in Los Angeles if anyone...
  3. Hull deflection/oil canning

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    A 1985 S2 9.2A has been on the hard for 5 years. There is some moisture infiltration around some deck fittings but surprisingly little. My concern is about the deflection around the jackstands. One (aft port) seems to be pushed in almost an inch. Can the seriousness of this be evaluated...
  4. Anybody know about "Sunsail"? (The manufacturer, not the charter company)

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hi all, I recently bought (for not quite a song) a 16'-10" daysailer built in 1976 by "Sunsail." I've looked and looked, and can find no reference online for the manufacturer or the boat. It doesn't help my online searching that "Sunsail" also happens to be a mega charter outfit. Its setup...
  5. Please help me compare these cruising boats.

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hello, I'm beginning to look into purchasing a sailboat for cruising. I am in the SF Bay Area, so that is where most of the cruising will be done for now. I am in no rush to buy before I've done my homework, nor am I in a rush to get out into the blue water before I've done my homework, but...
  6. Engine size on Pearson 34

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    We are looking at two Pearson 34s. We like boat #1 better but it has a 16hp engine which seems underpowered to me. Boat #2 has a 30hp engine but will need other refurbishments, none of which will equal the cost of replacing the engine on boat #1. We would like to hear from owners of similar...
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