I'm a student looking to buy a boat to use as liveaboard/ weekend sailier for 2 years, then maybe spend a bit of money
on it to cruise
to the Caribbeans. I'm thinking something along the lines of a Catalina
25 or 27. Maybe even a hunter
, i dunno. I see them on sale
on yachtworld and kijiji for 4-8k for mid 70's early 80's models. Are those fair prices? Is those prices for a fix er upper or ready to sail? My skills in repair and boat maintenance
are limited so i'd rather not bite off more than i can chew. At-least not until i get a bit more experience
I have 7k saved up and i can borrow another 5k if needed. If it reduces my cost for rent it shouldn't take more than a few month to pay off. I'd like to spend 12k max and another 3-4k if needed in 2 years for coastal cruising.
Is this a realistic endeavour
or am i just another computer chair dreamer? Oh and I'm in Halifax
if that helps..