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Old 30-06-2009, 11:11   #1
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Need Guidance on 30' Cruiser

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What kind of boat?
I am in the process of discovery then we are going to fl to look at boats and get surveys for a month

here's my list of boat candidates let me know which you think is best
Www.Tinyurl.com/my_boat_research

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Old 30-06-2009, 11:32   #2
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Old 30-06-2009, 13:59   #3
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Doesn't work for me either. I take it this is not the same list you posted in another thread.

If you are interested in 30 footers, the Catalina 30 is perhaps the most popular cruising sailboat ever made. That's makes it easy to comparison shop them. Yachtworld lists 18 for sale in Florida:

http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...&is=false&No=0
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OTOH, hereís a Columbia (well regarded boats) that claims to have just returned from 4 months in the Bahamas. No apparent roller furling, but she otherwise has some interesting upgrades, including newer engine and davits. I donít know anything about it other than whatís in the ad. But if in good condition, she could be a good choice for your intended use:

1979 Columbia 9.6 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
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Old 01-07-2009, 07:49   #5
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OTOH, hereís a Columbia (well regarded boats) that claims to have just returned from 4 months in the Bahamas. No apparent roller furling, but she otherwise has some interesting upgrades, including newer engine and davits. I donít know anything about it other than whatís in the ad. But if in good condition, she could be a good choice for your intended use:

1979 Columbia 9.6 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
That looks pretty good thanks, I'll add it to the sheet
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Are you buying in Florida because it is closer to the Bahamas? There are a lot of boats down in the Clear lake Area (north of Galveston). Here is a pearson 30 for sale that looks good to me, though it has an atomic four engine (gas engine and parts can be hard to find). Pearson 30 sailboat for sale
This Ericson has been on the market for at least a year, don't know why it hasn't sold it looks like a good boat Ericson 29 sailboat for sale It has a diesel.
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I cruised and lived aboard a Pearson 30 for many years. It was a great boat, tough and a good sailor. Let me tell you what I didn't like.

Living arrangement - Pull out berth and dining table shared the same area in the main cabin. I couldn't eat breakfast in the morning until I made up the berth. I couldn't go to sleep at night without clearing and folding the table.

Tankage - 20 gallons of water. Usually enough for short hops of a day or two. Holding tank, same thing. No overboard capability. Pumpout stations were not always available. 20 gallons of gas. Nowhere near enough. Had to fill up every day motoring down the ICW. No room for error. Days had to be planned around gas stops.

Cockpit - nice and long and roomy. Tiller steering consumed most of the space. I'd get a wheel.

Storage - OK for limited cruising. Little clothing storage. Lived out of a duffel bag. V berth was, like most people, a storage area for sails, gear etc.

Engine - Atomic4 gas. Reliable, easy and cheap (relatively) to fix. Limited range with 20 gals. of fuel. If you're cruising you'll motor more than you care to admit.

That's my experience in a 30 footer. If I were to do it again I would address all of these. Dedicated sleeping quarters, lots of tankage, diesel engine.

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What are your intentions? Going Bahamas and Caribe? World sailing?
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