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Old 04-01-2017, 15:51   #1
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Wink newbie boat search..

so here is the boat:
My Boat for Sale - Blue water cruising sailboat for sale in Ontario, Canada

I am in a preliminary stages of a boat-research, my knowledge is randomly scattered, but this looks (almost) like boat I need, being prepared and equipped for what I want to do (including liveaboard option I'm considering before casting off).
I'm not ready to pull a trigger till spring/early summer, but maybe I should reconsider?
Sturdy all-around boat as far as I can tell from my readings.

Would appreciate an opinion from a collective wisdom here.

here is a bit about my bio and objectives, should one be interested.
another newbie..
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Old 05-01-2017, 13:25   #2
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so here is the boat:
My Boat for Sale - Blue water cruising sailboat for sale in Ontario, Canada

I am in a preliminary stages of a boat-research, my knowledge is randomly scattered, but this looks (almost) like boat I need, being prepared and equipped for what I want to do (including liveaboard option I'm considering before casting off).
I'm not ready to pull a trigger till spring/early summer, but maybe I should reconsider?
Sturdy all-around boat as far as I can tell from my readings.

Would appreciate an opinion from a collective wisdom here.

here is a bit about my bio and objectives, should one be interested.
another newbie..
bump...
and I have no clue how that winkey got next to the subject line.
It is a serious inquiry
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Old 05-01-2017, 13:44   #3
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Re: newbie boat search..

Kaz, maybe you put it in because you have a lot of sea miles? just kidding. You're not as new a newbie as some!

I think you should go and have a look at "Misty Blue". The boat has been extensively re-fit, and you'll want to see if they've left enough room for stores. It will not be quick.

This is a very small issue, but you really don't need under water lighting, imho. Mostly people don't go scuba diving at night, alone. You'd want a buddy for night dives, and nice to have a third person to make sure the dinghy stays put.

If, after viewing the boat, you think you want to buy it, don't, without a survey. It really is a help to know what needs doing, and if she/he finds only something minor, so be it, and you hope they didn't miss something important.

I felt quite suspicious about the "blue water rated" V-berth. What on earth??? There isn't any such rating, so that brings into question all of the sales babble slyly inserted in the ad, for me.

Still, the boat might suit you, so you need to see it, imho.

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Re: newbie boat search..

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.The boat has been extensively re-fit..
it really has, looks like nothing is amiss and can be taken into the blue-water in short order.
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It will not be quick.
yep, DLR 390, but I won't be in a hurry

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This is a very small issue, but you really don't need under water lighting, imho.
actually not bad, as I do like to swim under canopy of stars

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I felt quite suspicious about the "blue water rated" V-berth.
It's actually New off-shore rated V-berth hatch and that makes more sense..

The only problem I'm seeing is a limited coverage of that design in literature, web etc., would like to hear about personal take/experience on her.

Thanks Ann for your comments, I think I'm going to have a look.
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Re: newbie boat search..

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I felt quite suspicious about the "blue water rated" V-berth. What on earth??? There isn't any such rating, so that brings into question all of the sales babble slyly inserted in the ad, for me.

Ann
I think you'll find it is the V-berth hatch that they claim is "blue water rated".

Possibly they are referring to Cat 1 or a similar rating?
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Old 05-01-2017, 16:07   #6
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Re: newbie boat search..

Well, I don't know about the Roberts boats but it looks nice in the photos! My question is, is that your budget area? 50K? It helps to know when thinking about suggestions.

BTW how did search for a crew position work out?
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Old 05-01-2017, 17:10   #7
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Well, I don't know about the Roberts boats but it looks nice in the photos! My question is, is that your budget area? 50K? It helps to know when thinking about suggestions.

BTW how did search for a crew position work out?
Initially I thought of $25-35k range and rigging it up accordingly (another $20-30k), but here comes the boat that looks like ready to go..., may force me into earlier retirement
Rudimentary calculation of the adds-on and retrofitting on that boat comes close or maybe exceeding those numbers.
As to off-shore trials I'm in contact with
Training offshore Marsh Harbour Abaco Bahamas to Beaufort SC
Very wide-range curriculum, sounds a bit to rich to be true or necessary at this point, will see if this option materialize.
My friend with whom I may pair up with for the adventure is perusing some contacts too, for now we are tided up by our ski patrolling duties till beginning of Apr.
In two weeks a Toronto Boat Show is starting that may bring something to the table too.
Will keep updating and posting some new questions.
For now I'm reading a lot, got Mechanical and Electrical Manual by N.Calder,
quite comprehensive, good recommendation (from a forum member) and waiting for Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmen by M.Blewitt
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Re: newbie boat search..

She seems to have all the bells and whistles. I can certainly understand your interest in her! My only negative reaction at first blush is that is a lot of windage semi-premanently affixed around the cockpit. Depending on where you are going you might consider unbolting and stowing a couple of those panels until you get where you are going.
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It is cheaper on Yacht World
1985 Bruce Roberts 34 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
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