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Old 25-07-2009, 21:46   #1
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pirate Quick! Help Me Pick My Boat - FL to Bahamas in November '09

mates,
I need help picking the boat that will be my home.
Im leaving in mid november to reside in the abacos for the winter.
Here are the options tell me which tou would pick and why.
Crew will just be me and my girlfriend.
If you are convincing enough i will add it to my short - list of boats to visit. in 2 weeks. keep in mind a 20k budget and i only have 300$ for repairs each month

Click the link below to view me spreadsheet of boat options....
http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?k...jVmFYTXc&hl=en
Then let me know.
Especially if you have cruised for an extended period in the bahamas.

Also let me know if you would like to pair up to cross the gulf stream in november because i need a partner boat!!

Thanks!
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Old 25-07-2009, 22:48   #2
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It says I can't view that spreadsheet because I'm not signed in as you.
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Old 26-07-2009, 01:09   #3
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Suggested frogs...

With your budget and time frame it sounds like you have quite a few frogs to kiss in not very much time.

I put $15 - $25k, South East USA, sail, Fibreglass into New and Used Yachts for Sale - YachtWorld.com and got 130 hits.

Some random selections:-
9m Morgan Out Island 305 (1978)
9m Caliber Tri Cabin (1985)
8m Choey Lee Off Shore (1969)
9m Pearson 28 MkII (1986)
8m Erickson 26 (1988)

All looked like they would need upgrading.

I you choose a few from Yachtworld other members may be able to comment on their suitability.
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Old 26-07-2009, 10:28   #4
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Fixed the link here it is

http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?k...jVmFYTXc&hl=en
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Old 26-07-2009, 10:35   #5
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Asking Price Boat Name Link Year Length Beam

12000 C & C 30 1979 C & C For Sale In Punta Gorda, FL: Cruiser (sail) - BoatTrader.com 1979 30 10

12000 C& C Sailboat for sale, 1978 30ft C & c Lancer cruiser boat. Jacksonville, FL. New boat dealers 1978 29 5.5 10

12900 29' CAL Cal 29 1972 CAL Cal 29 sailboat for sale in Florida

13000 Cal 1979 1979 Cal 1979 sailboat for sale in Florida 1979 34 5.5 14

13500 27' Catalina 27 1987 Catalina 27 sailboat for sale in Florida

14000 C & C 30 Search Sailboats for Sale 1970 30 4.5 9.5

14300 28' VAN DE STADT spirit 1991 VAN DE STADT spirit sailboat for sale in Florida

14500 Endeavour 32 Endeavor 32 sailboat for sale 1979 32 4 10

14900 Hunter 28.5 1987 Hunter 28.5 sailboat for sale in Florida 1987 28 4 10.5

14900 1975 Paceship 1975 PaceShip Sloop sailboat for sale in Maryland 1975 32 5.9 10

14900
29.9' S2 9.2A http://www.sailboatlistings.com/cgi-...gi?db=default&
uid=default&view_records=1&ID=11466&mh=1

14900 28' Hunter 28.5 1987 Hunter 28.5 sailboat for sale in Florida

14950 28.5' Hunter 28.5 1985 Hunter 28.5 sailboat for sale in Florida

15000 Cal 31 1979 Cal 31 sailboat for sale in Florida 1979 31 5 10

15000 C & C Sloop Rig Browse New and Used Yachts for sale on YachtTraderOnline.com
Sloop-Rig-Sailboat-90445086 1981 27 4.5 9

15000 C & C 27 Sloop 1981 C & c Sloop rig sailboat for sale in Pasadena, FL: Sloop - SailboatTraderOnline.com 1981 27 4.5 9

15000 Lancer C&C 30FT LANCER SAILBOAT:eBay Motors (item 300320668756 end time Jun-13-09 10:06:11 PDT) 1984 30 9

15000 cal 31 1979 Cal 31 sailboat for sale in Florida 1979 31 5 10

15000 29' Ericson sloop 1977 Ericson sloop sailboat for sale in Florida

15000 27' C & C Sloop Rig Sailboat 1981 C & C Sloop Rig Sailboat sailboat for sale in Florida
15000 30' Pearson 30 1974 Pearson 30 sailboat for sale in Florida

15000 36' SOVEREL 954-302-7502 $15,000 lift keel 1977 SOVEREL 954-302-7502 $15,000 lift keel sailboat for sale in Florida

15500 27' Oday 272 1987 Oday 272 sailboat for sale in Florida

15500 26.5' Hunter Sloop 1989 Hunter Sloop sailboat for sale in Florida

15500 31' Cal 31 1979 Cal 31 sailboat for sale in Florida

16000 29' J Boats J/29 1983 J Boats J/29 sailboat for sale in Florida

16000 30' watkins Seawolf 30 1988 watkins Seawolf 30 sailboat for sale in Florida

16500 C & C 30 Search Sailboats for Sale 1970 30 4.5 9.5

16500 C & C 27 Sloop Rig Sailboat for sale, 1981 27ft C & c Sloop Rig Sailboat sloop boat. Tarpon Springs, FL. Used boats yacht 1981 27 4.5 10

16500 30' CATALINA SLOOP 1979 CATALINA SLOOP sailboat for sale in Florida

17000 31' Bombay Clipper 1979 Bombay Clipper sailboat for sale in Florida

17000 31' Hunter 31 1984 Hunter 31 sailboat for sale in Florida

17500 29' CAL Cruiser/Racer 1971 CAL Cruiser/Racer sailboat for sale in Florida

17500 27' Cape Dory 27 1977 Cape Dory 27 sailboat for sale in Florida

17500 26' S2 1981 S2 sailboat for sale in Florida

17500 33' C&C 1975 C&C 33 1975 C&C 1975 C&C 33 sailboat for sale in Florida

17500 30' Palmer Johnson Palmer Johnson Search Sailboats for Sale
ID=13510&mh=1

17800 27/2' Hutchins Compac 27/2
1986 Hutchins Compac 27/2 sailboat for sale in Florida 1986 27 3.6 9

18000 28' Soveregien 28' center cockpit 1984 Soveregien 28' center cockpit sailboat for sale in Florida 1984 28 3.5 8

18000 32.2' C & C Evelyn 1983 C & C Evelyn sailboat for sale in Florida 1983 32 6 9.8

18500 27' Voyager Marine 1979 Voyager Marine sailboat for sale in Florida 1979 27 3 8

18500 31' Bombay Clipper 1978 Bombay Clipper sailboat for sale in Florida 1978 31 3.2 10.5

19500 27' Cape Dory 27 1978 Cape Dory 27 sailboat for sale in Florida 1978 27 4 8.6

19500 33' Hunter 33 33 1979 Hunter 33 33 sailboat for sale in Florida 1979 33 5.4 10.3

19900 28' CAPE DORY 28 1976 CAPE DORY 28 sailboat for sale in Florida 1976 28 4 9.5

19900 33' C&C 33 1975 C&C 33 sailboat for sale in Florida 1975 33 5.5 10

19900 38'' Camper & Nicholson 38 1969 Camper & Nicholson 38 sailboat for sale in Florida 1969 38 5.2 10.5

20000 34' bristol herreshoff design 1971 bristol herreshoff design sailboat for sale in Florida 1971 34 6 10

20000 30' Islander Bahama 30 1982 Islander Bahama 30 sailboat for sale in Florida 1982 30 5 10

20000 30' Morgan C/B Sloop 1970 Morgan C/B Sloop sailboat for sale in Florida 1970 30 3.5 9.4

20000 35' Pearson Pearson 35 1969 Pearson Pearson 35 sailboat for sale in Florida 1969 35 4 10

22000 C & C 30 Sailboat for sale, 1982 30ft C & c C&C 30-1 cruiser boat. Singer Island, FL. Used cruiser for sale 1982 30 5 10

22000 28' sirius sirius 28 1984 sirius sirius 28 sailboat for sale in Florida 1984 28 4.5 10

22000 28' Liberty 28 cutter 1990 Liberty 28 cutter sailboat for sale in Florida 1990 28 4 10

22000 37'' Seidelmann 37 1983 Seidelmann 37 sailboat for sale in Florida 1983 37 5.9 12

22500 27' Hutchins Compac 27 1987 Hutchins Compac 27 sailboat for sale in Florida 1987 27 9.6 3 or 6

22500 30' Catalina 30 1984 Catalina 30 sailboat for sale in Florida 1984 30 5.3 11

22900 30' Catalina 30 1987 Catalina 30 sailboat for sale in Florida 1987 30 4 11

24000 30' hunter 30 30 1990 hunter 30 30 sailboat for sale in Florida 1990 30 4.3 11

24400 35' Chris-Craft Sail Yacht 1965 Chris-Craft Sail Yacht sailboat for sale in Florida 1965 35 4.5 11

24500 34' Dufour 1974 Dufour sailboat for sale in Florida 1974 34 6 11

24500 32' O'day 322 Search Sailboats for Sale 1987 32 4 10.5

24500 31' Hunter 31 1987 Hunter 31 sailboat for sale in Florida 1987 31 4 11

24900 28' Hunter Sloop 1989 Hunter Sloop sailboat for sale in Florida 1989 28 4 10

24900 27' prout catamaran 1980 prout catamaran sailboat for sale in Florida 1980 27 2.5 12

24900 34' Columbia MKII 71 Columbia MKII sailboat for sale in Florida 1971 34 4 10

24900 34' O'Day 1984 O'Day sailboat for sale in Florida 1984 34 5.7 11.3

24900 33' Morgan Out Island 1976 Morgan Out Island sailboat for sale in Florida 1976 33 4 12

24900 32' Pearson 323 1978 Pearsson 323 sailboat for sale in Florida 1978 32 4.5 10

25000 34' C&C 1979 C&C sailboat for sale in Florida 1979 34 6 11

25000 36' Columbia 36 1969 Columbia 36 sailboat for sale in Florida 1969 36 5.5 10.5

25999 35.6' Cheoy Lee Robb 35 1966 Cheoy Lee Robb 35 sailboat for sale in Florida - 35 - -

26000 33' MORGAN OUT ISLAND 33 1977 MORGAN OUT ISLAND 33 sailboat for sale in Florida 1977 33 4 11

26000 32' Endeavour 32 1978 Endeavour 32 sailboat for sale in Florida 1978 32 4.2 10

26000 35' C & C MK1 1973 C & C MK1 sailboat for sale in Florida 1973 35 5.3 10.5

26000 36.4' Pearson Yachts 365 Ketch 1976 Pearson Yachts 365 Ketch sailboat for sale in Florida 1976 36 4.5 11.5

26000 37' Islander sloop 1967 Islander sloop sailboat for sale in Florida

26400 27' Hunter 27 SL 1984 Hunter 27 SL sailboat for sale in Florida

26900 34'' Hunter 34 1984 Hunter 34 sailboat for sale in Florida

27000 32' Endeavour 1982 Endeavour sailboat for sale in Florida

27500 28' Pearson Sloop 1986 Pearson Sloop sailboat for sale in Florida

27500 34' San Juan 1981 San Juan sailboat for sale in Florida

27900 34' Tartan 34 1977 Tartan 34 sailboat for sale in Florida

27900 31' O'Day Sloop 1986 O'Day Sloop sailboat for sale in Florida

27950 30' cape dory intrepid 9meter 1979 cape dory intrepid 9meter sailboat for sale in Florida
28000 30' Lippincott Lippincott 30 1984 Lippincott Lippincott 30 sailboat for sale in Florida
28000 37' Irwin 37 Center Cockpit 1977 Irwin 37 Center Cockpit sailboat for sale in Florida
28500 32.5' Pearson Vanguard 1966 Pearson Vanguard sailboat for sale in Florida

29000 36' Macgregor 36' catamaran 1979 Macgregor 36' catamaran sailboat for sale in Florida
29500 32' Morgan 1981 1981 Morgan 1981 sailboat for sale in Florida

29500 36' Islander 36' Sloop 1977 Islander 36' Sloop sailboat for sale in Florida

29900 29.9' S2 9.2c 1978 S2 9.2c sailboat for sale in Florida

29900 26' 2' Bombay Trading Co Ltd. Bombay Express/ Auxiliary Cutter 1979 Bombay Trading Co Ltd. Bombay Express/ Auxiliary Cutter sailboat for sale in Florida

29900 30' Hunter 30 Sloop 1990 Hunter 30 Sloop sailboat for sale in Florida

29900 37' Seidelmann Sloop 1980 Seidelmann Sloop sailboat for sale in Florida

30000 35'10' Morgan Sloop 1973 Morgan Sloop sailboat for sale in Florida

30000 36' C & C Frigate Sloop 1969 C & C Frigate Sloop sailboat for sale in Florida

31500 30' Catalina Wing Keel 1989 Catalina Wing Keel sailboat for sale in Florida

31900 30' Catalina MK II 1988 Catalina MK II sailboat for sale in Florida

32000 34.8' Bristol 34.8, centereboard 68 Bristol 34.8, centereboard sailboat for sale in Florida
32000 32' Morgan 32 1981 Morgan 32 sailboat for sale in Florida

32000 30' Catalina 30 1989 Catalina 30 sailboat for sale in Florida

32000 36.5' Peason 365 Ketch Rig 1977 Peason 365 Ketch Rig sailboat for sale in Florida
32000 37' Endeavour a Layout 1978 Endeavour a Layout sailboat for sale in Florida

32900 34'5' Tartan 34C 1978 Tartan 34C sailboat for sale in Florida

34900 35' Trintella III Center Cockpit Ketch Search Sailboats for Sale
ID=12907&mh=1

34900 36' S2 YACHTS 11.2/A 1979 S2 YACHTS 11.2/A sailboat for sale in Florida

35000 37' Tartan Black Watch 1967 Tartan Black Watch sailboat for sale in Florida

37500 29.5' Hunter 29.5 1995 Hunter 29.5 sailboat for sale in Florida 1995 30 4 10.5

38000 34' O'Day sloop 1982 O'Day sloop sailboat for sale in Florida
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Old 26-07-2009, 13:12   #6
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My Opinion

I've made several trips to and through the Bahamas. Draft is a major consideration... 4' is better than 5'.
The 33' Morgan O/I or the shallow draft 30' Catalina would be pleasant accomodations. Good Luck!
Also.... if you have the chance, spend some time in the Exumas.
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Old 26-07-2009, 16:55   #7
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pick a solid boat with shoal draft, the best engine and a good mainsail and large jib/lapper. (not a huge genoa), those are the most important points, in theory, everything else is a luxury... except the dingy!
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Old 27-07-2009, 08:00   #8
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At the risk of being a damp rag on this (because I think the idea of pitching it all and going to the Bahamas is a great one!), why the extremely short time line? What is your experience on a sailboat and doing maintenance on such?

We are headed to the Bahamas this winter on our 28' Bristol Channel Cutter, which we have owned for 17 years and cruised on extensively for 3 years about 12 years ago. We decided in January of 2009 we would leave in October, and this still feels like a short time line - and this is on a boat we KNOW inside and out and doesn't need a whole lot of work. My husband can fix ANYTHING and has spent the bulk of the time since we decided to go doing the upgrades to radio systems, making a new awning, etc.

There are good boats with solid bones that are worth the money and time spent getting them ready - and there are boats you can spend money on and might as well be throwing it down the toilet. Only you can know your capabilities, which translates to what kind of work you can tackle on board (which impacts budget)

Sorry to not answer your question, but perhaps knowing your boating and boat maintenance experience can help others answer the question more accurately.

good luck!

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Old 27-07-2009, 08:11   #9
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Condition, condition, condition. Nobody can pick your boat for you. You have to inspect them (if you're familiar with boats) and then get a survey, even for a 20K boat as you don't want to plunk down your money and end up with a hole in the water that you have to pour money into. For instance $300 will get you a few halyards so money goes fast when you have to fix a boat.
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It will be almost 2 years from the time we decided to cruise and when we will throw the dock lines off. I can't image feeling safe in a boat you just buy and take off with. Every inch of our boat has been checked out and repaired/upgraded/etc.
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