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Old 12-02-2012, 10:59   #1
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Boat Purchase Advice

Iím searching for a knowledgeable sailor (s) who would be willing to help me in my search for a boat.

I have low to moderate experience on the water and owned a Cape Dory 27 when I lived in FL 10 years ago. I recently spent a couple of weeks singlehanding 32 and 38 ft. charter boats. I intend to head out (likely singlehanded) for extended (months) coastal cruising after I end my current career in Oct. of 2012.

Iím thinking that, in this regard, communicating by PM or email will be the way to go. Any help will be appreciated.
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Good luck with the boat hunt and welcome to the forum Pete.
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Budget and type of boat / sailing, play a big factor. Do you want something with Shallow draft, hunkholing, or deeper draft. Accommodations required or wanted AC, watermaker, Genny, etc lots of variables largest being price to consider. I think may here would help in the search with a little more info.
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Re: Boat Purchase Advice

I'm planning on investing about 100K- could be more if I finance part of it.
I'm thinking shoal draft re: coastal cruising and not intending to cross any oceans (yet). Probably won't need a watermaker in that case but the generator is something to think about and was not on my list.
I'm thinking 36-40 ft. monohull set up for singlehanding.
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