instead of simply "browsing the ads" what think us of the idea of "emailing yacht brokers"...
along the lines as follows:
(suggestions questions / comments welcomed)
wanted to buy - Cruising sailboat
between 26' to 39'
I sailed some ways around Australia
I'd like to complete this before my eyesight fails completely.
willing to pay up to $55,000
in my opinion...
setup / thought out to single-hand more favourable than not
a longer keel
is more favourable than a shorter keel
hanked on fore-sails are more favourable than one "roll-up" foresail
slab reefing more favourable than ...
more favourable than wheel
more favourable than lighter anchor
more anchors more favourable than 'only one'
Halyards to base of mast
more favourable than to cockpit
a good sea berth more favourable than many "bunks"
strongly built more favourable than ....
more favourable than "instruments"
ventilation more favourable than a shower
collecting awning/system more favourable than a watermaker
more favourable than smaller/fewer
oversized strongpoints...(Bow, Stern and quarters)..more favourable than new paint
more favourable than auto-pilot
(Tri-sail / gib) more favourable than large diesel tanks
stronger hatches more favourable than ...
more favourable than chart plotter
regular adequate maintainace more favourable than life raft
paying more "up-front" more favourable than a lower initial cost with hidden extras then needed to get cruising
less awkward, more protected stowage for hard dinghy
more favourable than ...
well thought out anchoring
system(s) (bow and stern) more favourable than wind generator
well thought out reefing system more favourable than ...
comfortable / protected steering
position more favourable than less:
more smaller stowage spaces more favourable than fewer, larger.
well thought system to attach harness more favourable than "life-lines"
more favourable than oil
lamps or A/C
Australian registered more favourable than not
Designed with Tasman crossing in mind more favourable than if not
Jordan Series Drouge more favourable than Parachute bow anchor