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Old 13-10-2013, 09:56   #1
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1st sailboat question

While out searching for a 25-35 ft sailboat; what equipment should I be looking for? I am going to be learning to sail along the east coast of SC GA and FL. Some offshore sailing as well in the same areas. I plan to liveaboard for a year while I attend Wyotech in Daytona FL.

Sails, head, and galley come to mind. As well as life jackets and fire extinguishers. What other essentials am I missing?

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While out searching for a 25-35 ft sailboat; what equipment should I be looking for? I am going to be learning to sail along the east coast of SC GA and FL. Some offshore sailing as well in the same areas. I plan to liveaboard for a year while I attend Wyotech in Daytona FL.

Sails, head, and galley come to mind. As well as life jackets and fire extinguishers. What other essentials am I missing?

Thank you.

Bill
Something to keep you in the sameplace,what type of gun would be best(lol),local rules and regs(St.Augustine around Lions gate has changed I hear) fire and gas sniffers,airscoops,something to cook with,Dingy,and lots and lots of other stuff..good luck
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Airscoop? Is that referring to ventilation? That should be standard equipment but will remember to check they are not clogged.

Other than CL and eba* where else can I look for sailboats?
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Re: 1st sailboat question

tropicalescape might be referring to a “Wind Scoop”
Cabin Cooling . . . Windscoop ?

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Sails, rigging , halyards, engine, thru hulls and hoses, deck,fittings. Water damage , wiring, ground tackle. That's a short list but all of those could add thousands to your maintenance budget.
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tropicalescape might be referring to a “Wind Scoop”
Cabin Cooling . . . Windscoop ?

Wind Scoops
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Airscoop? Is that referring to ventilation? That should be standard equipment but will remember to check they are not clogged.

Other than CL and eba* where else can I look for sailboats?
Google,Free boats ,Boneyard boats,Marine liquidaters,Insurance companys etc..Seems ebay would be the best way to go or just walk the docks and inquire..good luck
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Toilet paper, seriously go to a used book store and spend $10 or $20, get a Chapmans if this isn't a joke and happy sailing
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Re: 1st sailboat question

It is nice if the boat has sails (in case of a sailing boat) and some form of aux propulsion (inboard, outboard, oar, etc.).

I like dodgers and other forms of keeping excess of wind, rain or sun away from the cockpit. In cold areas some form of heating is a plus (we use an electric heater, dock power plug in), if the area is cold, dehumidifier is a great device.

I also like our dinghy (inflatable) and our anchors (only if you need them).

Onboard get things you normally use - some like radios, others prefer computers for Internet access, others like TVs, etc.

If you live onboard, cooking facilities come handy. We use LPG two burner cooker with oven. The oven is a blessing.

You know, you are only limited by your imagination, budget and the boat's volume ... ;-)

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Where you spend your money is where you'll spend your time, just make sure you put safety before comfort.
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Thank you for the replies.

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