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Old 02-08-2008, 14:53   #16
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There are two great books you should invest in. "Twenty Small Sailboats to Take You Anywhere" by John Vigor and "Twenty Affordable Sailboats to Take You Anywhere" by Gregg Nestor.
I found them very helpfull when I started my search.
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Old 02-08-2008, 15:19   #17
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Just want to first say thanks to all you guys, the speed and quality of all responses has been outstanding.

I should of been more specific in my posting. We're working with a budget of about 20-30 thousand canadian on the initial boat purchase, which now usually more of less exactly the same as the USD.

Thanks to all for past and future posts!
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Boat choice will also be influenced by cruising area and style.

I would have thought that budget for a boat is "doable". "Desirable" on the other hand is a more personal thing
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Old 02-08-2008, 17:17   #18
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What have you sailed in the past?
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Old 06-08-2008, 19:54   #19
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I had a Cal 29 for 14 years. It handles all weather conditions and is fast. I won a lot of races. 4 of us cruised LI Sound for 1 month at a time in reasonable comfort. Probably about $15,000 for one in good shape. Good luck. Jim
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Old 30-10-2008, 00:04   #20
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Cross reference this search:

(Sail) Boats For Sale

With this list of offshore capable boats:

Mahina Expedition - Offshore Cruising Instruction

I imagine the result will be VERY slim and should give you an idea of what to expect.
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Old 30-10-2008, 05:32   #21
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I delivered a Mariner 28 very comfortable with good sailing capabilities usually find them for 10-15k which leaves you with plenty of upgrade $. add this boat to your list.

http://www.unitedyacht.com/yacht-inf...bro=&ext=&new=

check out the link.
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Old 24-11-2008, 08:52   #22
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My catamaran Millennium Dragon is for sale and well over your budget however you may find my web site ( Your Desires, Your Budget ) helpful regarding cruising, equipment and sailing philosophy for large catamarans. My personal web site ( Roger & Kathy Strube's Stuff ) provides more information regarding where I want to go next ( smaller motorsailor).
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Old 24-11-2008, 09:17   #23
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1978 Brown Searunner Trimaran Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

These boats will do anything you want. Designed and built to cruise with real world features. I know of a few that have circled the globe. A whole lotta boat for the money.
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We have a CSY 33 that is built like a tank- cutter rigged, modified full keel, skeg rudder, solid fiberglass- no cored deck. I've seen a few for 25k, there were only about 50-60 built.

Another suggestion- read Pardeys, "Cost Conscious Cruiser". I just finished it and it will point you in the right direction for what is important for the long haul.

Best of luck-
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My catamaran Millennium Dragon is for sale and well over your budget however you may find my web site ( Your Desires, Your Budget ) helpful regarding cruising, equipment and sailing philosophy for large catamarans. My personal web site ( Roger & Kathy Strube's Stuff ) provides more information regarding where I want to go next ( smaller motorsailor).
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Roger - Welcome to CF. You might want to place a classifieds in the appropriate section for your boat.

I really enjoyed your website. Tons of practical and useful buying information.
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Hello Cunninghams

I don't know if you're still lurking but here are some links that I've used when looking at boats.

Ewan Campbell's Sailboat Hall of Fame

Used Sailboats in central Canada

Choosing Boat Models

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