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New to Keelboats and the site

934 Views 5 Replies 3 Participants Last post by  kernunnos
I am looking at an SJ24, $4600 Crown 23 $3000 and a Tanzer 22 $3000 in the next few days, I am on Vancouver Island. The boats are in Ladysmith, Nanaimo and Courtenay respectively.
I have sailed on many larger boats as a kid in the Bahamas, as a guest. I lived on Andros from 10 to 15 yrs old. As well as the local traditional local sloops and we had use of a Sunfish from the hotel.
I have a Prindle 16, Chrysler Pirateer 13 and a home built Opti/Sabot with a bowsprit running 56 sqft of a Delta wing hang glider for power...what can I say, use what ya got.
All of which I have 2 seasons sailing on.
So... a little knowledge is more dangerous than
I intend to daysail/weekend with my wife, who is a total lubber in the Campbell River area. For now, we will be fair weather sailors, running for shore/bays/marinas when she blows.
Ok, any comments/suggestions on the 3 candidates in our list?
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Thanks, ok, update.... the 22/23 seem a bit small for my lady, the SJ owner has not returned my emails after sailing and our expressing concerns about the rusted keel bolts.... The SJ is definitely "tender" and cramped in the cockpit.
We looked at a Tanzer7.5 yesterday, 1982, $6500 asking, moorage transferable.
2 Gennys, 2 mains and a drifter. What do you think? offer $6k with moorage or 45K without? He is hauling her for new bottom paint & through hulls. Has a 4 year old survey. I can get a guy to survey the boat while out.
lol @ 45k..... 4500 I was thinking, the moorage is paid for a year, $1700.00
I am going back today to talk and look alot more as I have read Saildog's list for inspecting.
My Lady likes the boat better than the others too.
The biggest thing is, I get from the guy that he loves the boat, not cuz he said it, because I see the love.
The boat's name is "About Time"
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