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Old 09-02-2009, 16:58   #1
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pirate good place to buy a sailboat

hi i would like to buy a sailboat and was wondering if anybody knows if there is like a foceclosure way of buying a sailboat. Or auctions etc. What would be a good website to look for used boats. Am looking for a cheap one in good condition for a one year coastal cruise from florida around south america and up to oregon.
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this place liquidates storm damaged boats .. if you are brave enough to think about buying one of them:

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Old 09-02-2009, 17:06   #3
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...a cheap one in good condition for a one year coastal cruise from florida around south america and up to oregon....
That is one heck of a trip, better sit down and figure out what it will really take to do it first.... You need a "super boat"
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hi i would like to buy a sailboat and was wondering if anybody knows if there is like a foreclosure way of buying a sailboat.
Well maybe not a bad idea at first, but after you think about it the people that get a valuable boat foreclosed are not going to be the ones that devoted extraordinary care to the boat. A neglected boat might just be your worst nightmare.
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Yeah... Two things struck me: One, you're talking about sailing around Cape Horn, in a cheap boat? Two, the way I understand it, it's near impossible to sail north up the West Coast due to the Pacific current heading south. I have been told that most sailboats have to go west out to Hawaii and then pick up the currents that sweep down southeast.
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