So after the past few months of sailing with my local yacht club, i now have a dire taste to get out there on the water
with my own boat
. But now it comes down to picking, pricing and purchasing
So i have been seeing alot of Catalinas and hunters going for a really decent price
. I am kind of shocked as to how cheap
some of them are. but when i see one that has been inspected and the inspector says it is a sound vessel AND the price
is right.. it starts getting my heart a pumping.
So now I need to find some information on these boats. So as I search, i figure i would ask the experts here on cruisingforums.com to speed up my searching.
I think the biggest question on my mind would be if this boat
would be worthy to head
into the carribbean? I currently live in Canada
and have had thoughts to travel down the coast in a smaller boat until I hit warm weather
and hop around the carrib islands for awhile. Would this sort of boat hold up in the coastal skirting as well as traveling from island to island? Are there any cruisers out there right now that are using one of these boats?
Also, maybe if someone could direct me in the direction of a good boat that they believe would be good for what i want, a name/maker of the vessel would be a great help too!