Never monday... I am looking for a solid well made boat that can go anywhere I want. I'm putting a $40k limit on it.
Things I need: good headroom
(I'm 6'2"), must be a dry boat, comfortable(I'll be living aboard), I want it to be easy to sail but also a good sailer (I'll be single
handing most of the time)
Then there are the things I THINK I want like an aft head
and an open floor plan. I say think because I have no experience on boats this size. I have sailed many times on smaller boats and I own a 25'er right now that I sail when possible, but I have never sailed on a boat that you could actually walk around in the cabin
. I can't even get into the v-birth on mine without turning my shoulders sideways and crawling/wedging myself past the "head".
The smallest boat I have been considering is a 31' miura thats in SC. It LOOKS like a really nice boat online but its been for sale
for a while and at what almost seems like a give away price
, so why hasn't someone bought it, you know? I am also looking at the nantucket
33 in Annapolis
, some bristols, the nantai in NC and about 50 more in my bookmarks. Alot of them have what seems to be a deeper draft
than I want. I'll for sure be spending signifigant time in the Bahamas
and I don't want to be restricted where I can go or worse yet getting stuck all the time. The centerboard
option seems good to me, but I've read downsides to that as well. In fact, most features I decide I like, I come on this site and discover a bunch of reasons why I shouldn't go that route
. A walk through transom for example (I have gotten that one out of my system now)
As I'm sure you can see, I'm not really sure about many things, but one thing that is certain is that I have a big stack of $100 bills sitting here and I AM going to buy a boat....soon (I hope).