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Old 23-11-2012, 09:12   #1
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I AM SEEKING ADVICE ON SAILBOATS I AM LOOKING TO BUY. ONE IS A 26 FT SEFARER THE OTHER IS 24 FT BRISTOL. I WOULD BE SAILING IN TAMPA BAY & GULF OF MEXICO DOWN TO KEE WEST. BOTH BOATS ARE IN GOOD CONDITION. I WAS ON A 46 FT CHOY LEE FOR A WEEK ONE TIME, SO I HAVE VERY LITTLE EXPERENCE. THANKS CAPT LEE
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Old 23-11-2012, 09:57   #2
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Ditch the CAPITAL LETTERS. It's considered shouting on the internet. How does someone who is definitely a newbie get the 'nom de net' of CAPT?? I've got 1,000s of miles of bluewater cruising and 50 years of sailing in my wake but wouldn't think of calling myself captain.

Bristol has/had a better reputation. Both will get you started in sailing and should work well for coastal cruising. It really boils down to which boat works the best for you.
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Sounds like a fun size boat for the area! In older boats it's probably more about how well you like the boat and the actual condition. However, I agree that the Bristol probably has the edge in original quality.. based only on casual observation...
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Old 23-11-2012, 10:31   #4
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Quality depends on the age of the Seafarer. The really old seafarers were built like tanks. I ran into the Newport bridge in a Seafarer 26 and nothing happened--boat bounced off and I kept going. There were lots of different seafarers over the years, so hard to tell without more information.
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Peter O, the username was set up for me by crusing form I did not pic the captital. I owned and lived on a 46 ft power boat for years. Yes i have a capt lic.
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PETER O, THE USERNAME WAS SET UP FOR ME BY CRUSING FORM I DID NOT PIC THE CAPTITAL. I OWNED AND LIVED ON A 46 FT POWER BOAT FOR YEARS. YES I HAVE A CAPT LIC.
Dont worry about him, none of his business what you call yourself... call yourself the Grand Poobah if you want!
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Old 23-11-2012, 13:49   #7
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THANKS EVERYONE FOR FEED BACK. IF ANYONE HAS A LITTLE FREE TIME YOU CAN GO TO CRIAGS LIST , GO TO FLA THEN FO TO TALLAHASSEE. JUST TYPE IN 26 FT SAILBOAT. PRICE IS $11500 CAPT LEE
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Looks pretty clean from the pics. I'd start at $7500 with room to move up.
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Old 23-11-2012, 15:09   #9
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What year is it?
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kettlewell 1985. I was thinking around $8000 my self.
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Here's an earlier thread on this boat: Seafarer 26: Words of Wisdom Sought
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Thank you ,very intresting. Sounds like everyone agrees the Seafarer is a very good boat. Capt Lee
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It does sound like a good boat. Use the Google and you can find lots of other information on that boat.
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Does anyone have a opinion about a 28 ft WESTERLY,(twin keel)? Capt lee
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I always have a soft spot in my heart for my first boat which was a 1968 Bristol 24. Nice head room down below too and I'm 6'2". Did a lot of cruising all over Long Island Sound and into the Narragansett Bay area in mine. Still have great memories sailing it. Pretty tough boat. Nice fat keel is handy if you happen to hit a sandy shoal. Boat usually just sits there upright until the tide floats you off. Guess how I know.
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