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Old 11-06-2018, 07:30   #1
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Fresh water to blue water cost estimate

Just started looking for a boat. I found a 92 hunter passage 42. That sits in fresh water four months out of the year then on the hard the rest. How much would it take to make it blue water ready?
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Re: Fresh water to blue water cost estimate

What do you mean by blue water? crossing a large ocean or sailing to a nearby island, then hoping to the next.

Unfortunately no one can give you a figure in dollars without an extensive survey of the boat and list of objectives you desire for the type of sailing you choose.

Perhaps spend some time reading the previous threads on CF once you have spend a couple of days going over the boat. Have you visited it?

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Just started looking for a boat. I found a 92 hunter passage 42. That sits in fresh water four months out of the year then on the hard the rest. How much would it take to make it blue water ready?
I've seen blue water in Lake Michigan and in Bora Bora and a few places in between. Assuming you mean fresh to salt water, it should "take" nothing other than changing the bottom paint.
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I haven’t seen the boat in person. Pics look good. It’s on Lake Michigan when it’s in the water. I want to sail to the Bahamas and maybe cross over pacific
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Between $10,000 and a quarter mil
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The boat is ready now. Well, unless there are the usual unspoken problems like needing new standing rigging, new sails, any repairs, electrical work, inadequate tankage, no storm sails...

Really, YOU need to see a boat in person, and then the rest is a matter of what it takes to get YOU ready for blue water. Does the boat have instruments? Communications? Would you know how to receive weather forecasts if it did?

Anything can cross oceans, the question is, what about the crew and operator? If any of this is news to you, you are still looking at an adventure. Or, trouble.
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Why would you buy a Hunter to cross oceans? That's like buying a Mazda Miata to haul loads of dirt. And saying that you can "cross oceans on anything" is just dumb. You can do it on a surfboard, but would you want to?? BTW - previous Hunter owner here.


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I have been evaluating cost to make my current Great Lakes sailboat ready for offshore ocean cruising: new sails, rigging, life raft Epirus, off shoe life vest, ddrogue, extra spinnaker pole,new batteries, wind vane, back up autopilot “, SSB, new canvas switch to all new bottom paint : 70-80 thousand easy.
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I have been evaluating cost to make my current Great Lakes sailboat ready for offshore ocean cruising: new sails, rigging, life raft Epirus, off shoe life vest, ddrogue, extra spinnaker pole,new batteries, wind vane, back up autopilot “, SSB, new canvas switch to all new bottom paint : 70-80 thousand easy.
Man you guys love to spend..
If the mast is standing and no holes in the sails your good to go..
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Man you guys love to spend..
If the mast is standing and no holes in the sails your good to go..
“Love to spend”? Dear god, no, but we’re realists that have grasped the basic concept of self sufficiency and oh, right, there isn’t a breakdown lane out there to wait for the tow truck.
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I have been evaluating cost to make my current Great Lakes sailboat ready for offshore ocean cruising: new sails, rigging, life raft Epirus, off shoe life vest, ddrogue, extra spinnaker pole,new batteries, wind vane, back up autopilot “, SSB, new canvas switch to all new bottom paint : 70-80 thousand easy.
And all that is just bolt-on carry-on stuff.

Personally, most Hunters I have been on would require a lot of refitting/reinforcement before I would take them into blue water. They're just not built for it, so it's no slam on them. Some of their models are probably fine, but I've been on a few that are definitely not.

This question comes up a lot when someone finds an inexpensive production boat designed for coastal waters and wants to take it far and wide. You're usually better off in terms of money, work, comfort, etc. buying a different boat.
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Re: Fresh water to blue water cost estimate

Here is one that is ready to go blue water! Just sailed her back solo from Bshamas to FL!

You can take off tomorrow or I’ll deliver her anywhere on the east coast including Bermuda or the Caribbean! (If the link does not work PM me)

1994 Hunter Legend sailboat for sale in Florida
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And all that is just bolt-on carry-on stuff.

Personally, most Hunters I have been on would require a lot of refitting/reinforcement before I would take them into blue water. They're just not built for it, so it's no slam on them. Some of their models are probably fine, but I've been on a few that are definitely not.

This question comes up a lot when someone finds an inexpensive production boat designed for coastal waters and wants to take it far and wide. You're usually better off in terms of money, work, comfort, etc. buying a different boat.
Read “Hunter, really?” on blog. I used to feel the same way. The Legends series a sweet spot in their line up ;-)
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Read “Hunter, really?” on blog. I used to feel the same way. The Legends series a sweet spot in their line up ;-)


It depends on what your goal is. I sail Lake Michigan and 5 years here equals maybe a year in salt water so the boat is good to go if you plan on coastal cruising say Canada to the Keys and Bahamas. You can pick the season and weather windows. To jump from Beaufort to the Caribbean it would take a lot more outfitting in my opinion as would across to Europe. There is great sailing and places to see on the Great Lakes and going out the St Lawrence or the Erie Canal would be an experience.
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Read “Hunter, really?” on blog. I used to feel the same way. The Legends series a sweet spot in their line up ;-)
Oh no doubt, some of them are more than capable. There's a pretty wide range in models/years and I'm no expert. But there are quite a few they have put out that are just not designed for it or built for it. Shop wisely.

The Passage 42 is a bit squishy and squeaky and does not have much tankage, despite the name. But it's a fair amount of 90's boat for the money.
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