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Old 30-12-2013, 12:19   #1
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What's a decent first boat



I'm finally going to make my first sailboat purchase soon but I was looking for information on a good build to by. I want a confutable cruiser for mainly coastal sailing and the ability to blue water sail when I get more experienced at sailing. I'm looking for something used in the price range of 20-40 grand USD. I've looked at some Morgans and Cals around the 33-42ft range and the size I'm looking for. So what say y'all? What's a good make in this size and price?

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Old 30-12-2013, 12:34   #2
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Fun, boat shopping!!

There are so many boats but you sound like you are on the right track naming Morgans and cals .

Add the Allieds to your list, great boats but beware of deck to hull leaks, most have been repaired by now.
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Cape Dory, though they are bit high in price and small accommodations for their size.

Hope that helps, happy boat hunting.
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I'm finally going to make my first sailboat purchase soon but I was looking for information on a good build to by. I want a confutable cruiser for mainly coastal sailing and the ability to blue water sail when I get more experienced at sailing. I'm looking for something used in the price range of 20-40 grand USD. I've looked at some Morgans and Cals around the 33-42ft range and the size I'm looking for. So what say y'all? What's a good make in this size and price?

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Is $40K your total budget including refits, repairs, etc.?
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Old 30-12-2013, 12:55   #4
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Therez a 41 morgan oi cc ketch in marathon for 20k, has a 08 yanmar etc. Looks a deal!

http://keys.craigslist.org/boa/4259945917.html
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Old 30-12-2013, 13:06   #5
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Re: What's a decent first boat

buy your first boat with an eye to selling it as you let learn more. Buy one that bas a followling so its easier to sell
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maybe a record for joining CF and then just waiting to post

good luck
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Re: What's a decent first boat

Tayana 37 (will need work)
Catalina 36

Start with the Catalina 36 and then branch out from there to similar offerings.
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Yeah, I would like to keep it at 40,000 max. Thanks for the replies!
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Therez a 41 morgan oi cc ketch in marathon for 20k, has a 08 yanmar etc. Looks a deal!

1974 41' Morgan Out Island

Thanks you…I actually looked at this one yesterday. Craigslist is my main page besides sailboatlistings.com
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The funny thing is that I used to work for hunter marine years ago and that 50 footer was a beast to lay glass
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I'd check out this boat. I don't know anything about it other than it looks beautiful.
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