Greetings from a newbie...
Ok, so I have been reading as many articles, posts, blogs, forums
, etc. on buying
a new liveaboard
. I've been told that the Coronado, C&C
, and Columbia
are all built in the same factory, and for all intents and purposes are the same quality boat. Yet, I find a wide range of opinions on these being good boats.
Primarily I am looking for a liveaboard
(75% of my decision is for a good place to hang my hat, 25% on a good sailing boat). I live in Seattle
, and my sailing will primarily be in the Puget Sound
, Straight of Juan de Fuca, the San Juan
Island chain and the inland passage
mainland and Vancouver Island.
A friend in town has a Coronado 41, and it really is a roomy boat. however, I don't want to buy a headache either. Its well taken care of on the inside, but I have not seen a recent survey
, so I don't know about the hull
Any thoughts, advice, criticism, encouragement, etc. would be really appreciated.