Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 29-09-2016, 19:19   #16
Registered User
 
Sea Dreaming's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Whoo! Finally made it back to Mexico!
Boat: Cheoy Lee Offshore 38
Posts: 1,447
Re: New to cruising- boat and outfit budget

Quote:
Originally Posted by moctrams View Post
This boat will do the job with no major refit!
http://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/53659
I love cape dories!

For the op: read Ocra by John Pennington, good story about a cape dory 30
__________________

__________________
If toast always lands butter side down, and cats always land on their feet, what would happen if you strapped toast to a cat's back and dropped it? - Steven Wright
Sea Dreaming is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-09-2016, 00:11   #17
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Underway in the Med -
Boat: Jeanneau 40 DS SoulMates
Posts: 1,826
Images: 1
Re: New to cruising- boat and outfit budget

Wow -- not sure where to start - but 30k for a boat and upgrades - interesting -
and experience would be sailing (ie motoring) down the ICW as it is generally a motor boat trip with a few places you can sail for generally for short distances.

Where and what are you sailing now? What will you do for money once you start your great adventure? Suggest if you do get a boat trying to spend a winter in the Bahamas and how equipped your boat and you really are.
__________________

__________________
just our thoughts and opinions
chuck and svsoulmates
wintering over in Kusadasi Turkey
chuckr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-09-2016, 05:33   #18
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 30,686
Images: 240
Re: New to cruising- boat and outfit budget

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Meghan.
__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-09-2016, 06:03   #19
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 9
Re: New to cruising- boat and outfit budget

Quote:
Originally Posted by chuckr View Post
Wow -- not sure where to start - but 30k for a boat and upgrades - interesting -
and experience would be sailing (ie motoring) down the ICW as it is generally a motor boat trip with a few places you can sail for generally for short distances.

Where and what are you sailing now? What will you do for money once you start your great adventure? Suggest if you do get a boat trying to spend a winter in the Bahamas and how equipped your boat and you really are.

To clarify, once we get the boat ready we will be sailing down the east coast/ ICW when necessary. We intend to make quite a few stops along the way, but will start small and work our way up to longer ocean passages.

We will then be cruising off the coast of FL, towards the Caribbean. We will be cruising there for a few months, until we feel comfortable with our abilities and the boat. We will have 40K left after buying the boat as our cruising kitty and will make it last as long as we can!

Currently, we are sailing a small wooden sailboat. We're sailing in local rivers and lakes, but are working up to a weekend sail and such. We don't intend to rush into anything.Were mostly trying to get a feel for whether it is possible for us to get a decent boat and fix it up in our budget, but any and all advice is helpful!!
__________________
mkeith005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-09-2016, 08:09   #20
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 2,304
Re: New to cruising- boat and outfit budget

I agree with the attitude of sail the boat for a while before you start spending on major (large budget) gear. You will see dozens of arguments on this forum about autopilot vs windvane. Having both is the best answer, but for a small boat with limited battery power I would not go to sea without a windvane. This is not a contradiction, but I would say to put off buying a vane until you get to the Carribean. There are vanes for sale there from people that have crossed the Atlantic and dont need them anymore or cruisers that are broke or are trying the charter trade and dont want a vane on the back. I bought an Aries for $250 that worked wonderful. Something to consider when looking for a boat is the stern/transom, and if it is suitable for easy mounting of a vane. Boomkins, mizzen booms or anything else can make installation much harder (expensive) and maybe make your vane work poorly. I mention the Aries (I have had 3), but it is probably too heavy for the size boat you are thinking of. There are many brands of vanes. Another point is that there are lots of boats in that size range that would do well, but dont live up to the hype of the Island Packets or Pacific Seacrafts, but also dont demand nearly as high a price. The very Best to You._______Grant.
__________________
gjordan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-09-2016, 23:56   #21
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Underway in the Med -
Boat: Jeanneau 40 DS SoulMates
Posts: 1,826
Images: 1
Re: New to cruising- boat and outfit budget

this boat was just put on a sailing site on FB

1976 Ericson 36 C Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com



a suggestion - instead of heading to the Carib go to the Bahamas for a season as it will test you a bit and is cheap and sailing can be good and navigation can be tricky at times - a good testing place
__________________

__________________
just our thoughts and opinions
chuck and svsoulmates
wintering over in Kusadasi Turkey
chuckr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
budget, cruising

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cost to outfit a bluewater cruiser? tmoandj Dollars & Cents 28 05-11-2012 19:07
How do you outfit your dinghy? Entlie Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 24 16-08-2012 05:31


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 23:35.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.