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Old 14-08-2013, 07:34   #31
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So Blue Agave my descripton called out to you eh.

Methinks youd be shocked at the number of people on this forum sailing in 10k, 20k.. even 5 k boats. One of my fav websites was by a guy who built a cat out of Softwood in his 20's, cruised w his gf for a couple years, sold it for materials to build a bigger one out of marine ply, then sold that one years later to buy a monohull... the guy cruised for decades.. One of his tricks was to buy his materials and equipment at lowes rather than buy the same thing at a marina for 4x the price because "pocketbook cruisers" said you had to.

i'm sorry you arent capable. But lots of people are.

Several circum navs under my belt. You have none. More than likely we'll read a thread about your dissapearence at sea. Good luck. I'm very capable and have proved my skill at handling Murphy's attempts while at sea. You want to go to sea on a ply wood skiff then by all means add your name to the list of those over due presumed lost. I don't care!
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Old 18-08-2013, 00:31   #33
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So i proved you wrong and you head immediately into attempts at personal attacks. Enjiloy.. i dont care.

The point is cruising is a lot like living on land. Some view anything iless than a million doililar hilome a nightmare.. ilothers build their ilown filor pocketchange and think the others are fools

And this guy would disagree with you...

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Old 18-08-2013, 05:17   #34
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So i proved you wrong and you head immediately into attempts at personal attacks. Enjiloy.. i dont care.

The point is cruising is a lot like living on land. Some view anything iless than a million doililar hilome a nightmare.. ilothers build their ilown filor pocketchange and think the others are fools

And this guy would disagree with you...

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And plus you can't really put a dollar figure on it. I saw a new or near new Hunter 30.6 I think it was a few days ago while fishing from our dock.

It was way lightly built and really too wide for it's size, and you know it must have cost upwards of $60,000 - $80,000.

I'd use my training boat before that one to cross an ocean and I only paid $2,000 for it (1974 Bristol 27)

Speaking of Bluewater boats online though, this guy might come close to your (the OP) price and you might get a pretty awesome boat CSY44:

http://norfolk.craigslist.org/boa/4008708882.html
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LOL.... love the humour...
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Old 18-08-2013, 06:16   #36
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Re: Where to Find Blue-Water Boats Online?

[QUOTE=YourOldNemesis;1282514]I've cruised half the world on other people's boats and I know what I want and what I don't want.


Things I want:
Less than 50kUSD
40ft or more
Monohull
Slab reefing main
minimum 2 cabins, 6 berths

What I don't want:
Roller-reefing main
Anything new
Hydraulic steering
Any permanent arrangement that means I can't see the sails whilst steering
Wooden hull

Things I'd like to have:
Storm sails
Bowthruster
Steel hull
Sailing dinghy
Life raft
EPIRB
SSB
Windvane
Autopilot/QUOTE]

Here´s one in Sweden...Skonaren Baltica | Stockholm

42" ferrocement
less than 50K $

Ford engine
Dinghy, 6hp

or http://www.blocket.se/varmland/Stalb....htm?ca=20&w=3

43" steel, long keel
less than 32K $
Mercedes engine
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LOL.... love the humour...
No humour this time, sorry. Here's a notabler voyage by a somewhat smaller Bristol.

Bill Wolfram, born 1950, sailed a Bristol 22, We-Tu, from Port Townsend, Washington, to Australia and back, around 2002-2004.

There used to be pictures of this guy and his boat online. That boat was cramped full when he left Australia.
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No humour this time, sorry. Here's a notabler voyage by a somewhat smaller Bristol.

Bill Wolfram, born 1950, sailed a Bristol 22, We-Tu, from Port Townsend, Washington, to Australia and back, around 2002-2004.

There used to be pictures of this guy and his boat online. That boat was cramped full when he left Australia.
Hey.. I'm a small boat man myself...
Was referring to the 40+ft with bow thrusters etc...
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Hey.. I'm a small boat man myself...
Was referring to the 40+ft with bow thrusters etc...
Okay, so a good small sailing boat would be 32' - 36' maybe for a solo sailor? Not talking about all the other stuff just the boat length for starters. I still like the Islander 36.......
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LOLOL... if you'd said 22-36ft we might be in the same ball park... but anyone who wants a 40-50ft 'Budget 'Bluewater' Boat' with a bow thruster needs a dose of reality and a good sailing/boat handling school.... then come back...
If I didn't laugh I'd cry... budget and gizmo's don't go hand in hand.
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You are just going to have to look hard. Most likely you will have to come down in size to the mid 30's. Brokers will not be much use as their profit margin is too small.
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Boatman you can have a bow thruster installed for a few thousand tops. Or do it yourself it isnt rocket science. You can order them all day long off the net. Note.. theyre just small electric motors wilth props attached.

Again those who can't criticise and try to convince others they shouldnt try.
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