I'll just start off by saying I know nothing about sailing. I have a friend of a friend with a boat which I will get out on before I make any decisions.
I'm looking into doing a liveaboard
, As it is, my possessions are fairly minimal so I'm considering something within 28'-32' range.
I'm well aware that costs can add up fast in maintenance
if you're not careful picking a used sail boat. This may be very hard to answer but I'm wondering if anyone can offer any advice on a price
range i should be looking at. I'd like to spend as little as possibly, while still getting something that isn't going to be trouble.
I'm fairly mechanically inclined having worked on cars and done some carpentry so I'd be willing to do some work myself, within reason.
Here's a few adds that caught my eye.
1978 Catalina 30 Sailboat
1979 30 Ft. Newport Mk II
Catalina 30 Sailboat - Price Reduced OBO
I think I'm probably in the $10000-15000 Canadian price
-firstly; is this a realistic price range or should i raise it to hopefully reduce future headaches.
secondly: if I'm going to spend around $15000 give or take in the 30ish foot range could anyone recommend any models to look at.
-It seems that parts
are fairly expensive. Is it a better idea to spend the money
upfront on a more expensive used boat
and doing the work myself later?