Originally Posted by mcdermitt
I know this is been around before I guess here goes. I want to buy a boat to do part of the great circle.
I guss my list would be a head(for wife) maybe a shower
I want a inboard diesel engine
mid berth v berth can be storage
I guess some form of cocking not much do not care about night life just wonder along read sleep and let life go by want a boat that is comfortable so I can be out of rain and bad weather
nice to be able to stand up 6ft
nothing fancy I know I am looking for if I could find one on a trailer where I could avoid some marina fees
just finished a 17 open cockpit
cat rigged and did not relize there was not enouph room in it have only sailed in open boats going to start looking this winter
If you were looking and picking what would you look for as far a make and size. Like I said I would like one that could be trailered
and I do not mind fixing. every thing needs work on even a new one
I bolded a few points in your post to draw attention to them.
Depends on how tall you are.
I am 6' so I look for 6' minimum and prefer 6'3" or more if possible. Assuming you want at least 6' of headroom
, I think you are going to be looking for a boat that is probably 27ft (some 25ft) and up.
You wrote you would like to be able to trailer the boat. Small trailer sailers, can do that. Some pocket cruisers can do that. But, if my goal was to do The Big Loop, which is several thousands of miles in a boat (with most in protected waters, usually motoring), my first concern would be comfort, rather than trailering it anywhere. In other words, I would sacrifice trailer ability for comfort instead.
Whenever I see a post asking about a boat or "help me find a boat that…" the first question that enters my mind is:
"What is the limit of asking price you have?"
With an adequate budget
(i.e. funds to meet an advertised "asking price
range") one can find a solution.
Without the adequate budget
, it is asking folks to name what they would want, without necessarily any real fit for what you can buy.
My simple suggestion: Name the budget available for the purchase of the boat.
Even better post the maximum asking price or advertised price
you would seriously consider spending.
Ask folks here to spend that amount for you, virtually, of course.
Once you name the budget (the maximum asking price
you would consider for a boat), you will narrow the field considerably.