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Old 29-07-2008, 13:08   #1
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35 ft single mand sailing

ok im a newbie big surprise .i have googled and searched on here and cant find a good place to find information about boats that are big enough 35-45 ft to live on and have a rigging system for a solo operation that wont brake the bank not wanting to race just have a liveaboard that i could sail solo ..any links to boats and systems would help.this isnt going to happen over nite but want to be informed when the time comes for me to leave land .thanks

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Old 29-07-2008, 13:16   #2
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Welcome aboard!

Here's a website that talks about boat selection, and lists some boats that the author believes to be suitable for offshore sailing.

Of course, what you'll learn is everyone has an opinion on which boat is best. That's why there are so many different boats out there.

Try using this search engine; it works better than the one in the "search" link up top.
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Old 29-07-2008, 13:20   #3
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Breaking the bank can be a problem and most of us need to consider that issue. It depends on your bank mostly. The difference from 35 to 45 feet will break a lot of banks. The ability to handle a boat is largely the sailor as much as the boat. Controls handy in the cockpit while desirable are not mandatory. Most modern boats have some if not most controls handy enough. Experience helps overcome many problems and practice is really required for even a 35 ft boat. So being new I would say nothing will be easily handled until you can get enough practice with something.

Price is also related to location and location may have implications for where you can keep a boat and easily the costs of doing so. Some places have large waiting lists for boat slips and so you may need to be as concerned about where you keep it as what boat you might acquire.

You can find out a lot here on various topics.
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Old 29-07-2008, 16:21   #4
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check out this website Magnolia's Log

Bill D. has been sailing singlehanded for several years. Very interesting reading.
I believe his boat is for sale.
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