I am a longtime reader, but my first post. thank you to absolutely everyone on here that takes the time to share their knowledge, it has been invaluable without even asking a question!
I am looking at purchasing
my first sailboat, and have had it in my head
that $5k, and something under 30 is a safe bet. That said, I've recently come across a 22' Southcoast pop top, for $1000... With an outboard
, all relatively good sails
and in what looks like relatively good shape.
I'm almost confused by the low price
? I've never thought of a starter boat as an investment, but I can't help but think that fixing the little things, and fixing up the (borderline nonexistent) interior
would be a pretty sure way to make it a $1500 boat...
The questions are, is this really that bad of a first vessel to learn on our local lake and possibly some inshore saltwater? And is there anything to specifically look for as a point of failure?
And is this price
Also, any input in general on my first foray into sailing would be appreciated.