I haven't sailed at all, yet. So I know this is going to sound very silly for me asking, but I would like to get a general idea of thoughts on these boats.
In 2016 I will be moving to the Tampa/St. Pete, FL area. I would like to find a good boat that I can take out in the gulf and sail across the Atlantic within a couple of years to Croatia
were I have some friends and family
For the past year I have been looking at all of these boats and many more. I would like some honest opinions about the ones above.
is 100k for the sailboat, and 40k to outfit it. I am not opposed to doing some small repairs/upgrades on my own, but I am by no means a handy person. I am taking a diesel
repair class next summer (2015) between spring and fall semester.
373's in this price
range are in the early to mid 2000's and "seem" to be in pretty good shape. Meaning to me that they won't need a ton of work to get them ready.
The Tartan 372's are of the late 1980 / early 1990's and "seem" to look pretty good and are stunning from the outside. The inside is a bit dated, but that is the kind of work that I can handle. The older engines concern me a little bit with the amount of work that might be needed to keep them up and running.
The Delphia 37's are good looking boats and the interiors are more modern. In my price
range I am looking at the ones from the late 1990's.
I am trying not to be one of those posters who ask for the perfect boat to sail the world in. I have spent a lot of time looking into these three and would like to hear from owners of any of them and others who have spent any time on these boats.
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