Hello all, first post here
Have been thinking about getting a boat
, nothing too flash, just go cruising for 12 to 18 months and then move on. Dont need much, just something comfortable, sea going and safe. About 12 months ago I had money
, not really at the moment, but I can get back there again.
Has anyone mentioned this SeaRunner
31 in Vancouver
Searunner 31' Trimaran Sailboat
If it is all sound and in good working order it looks a good buy. I guess that is a big if. Even if it all rotted away after 18 months, you are only down 14K or so, and thats the sort of money
you can spend on 18 months cruising. I like it because it seems not too big and also not too small
Whats wrong with this searunner
to be going so cheap
? Seems half the price
you would expect to pay here in Oz. If it was all sound and good would this be a reasonable price
This 2K catamaran
on eBay, pretty useless and awful it seems to me. I guess you could put a big cabin
on it and make it into a pretty nice large stable houseboat, but really are there uses for it? Maybe you just buy it for the sails
and burn the vessel. Eventually every vessel comes to its end and burning it seems the best way to go (no need to extend the misery). I know this does not seem polite but you have to be realistic sometimes.
39 ft. Catamaran in Sailboats | eBay Motors
Prices in USA and Canada
seem a lot lower than here in Oz. Maybe it has a fraction to do with the ecomony over there?
Narai 42 laying in Tonga
looks nice. Hard to gauge what work it really needs though, is it just a hull
scraping? or is there months and months of work? It says the vessel is structurally sound, would be annoying to go all the way to Tonga
to find out that there is a possibility that it is not quite as good as is indicated
Narai for sale - $14000 - James Wharram Designs
just to repeat, a while back I had more money than now, and spending 15K or 20K go crusiing for awhile, then come back to Oz would have been just fine. Not quite at the moment. But can save up again (minimum wage here is 19 dollars US an hour for a casual - no kidding - am serious, unemployment is about 5.4 percent). 12 months ago I did not know about this thread, it does seem cheaper to buy second hand, trouble is knowing if what you are buying
is sound or otherwise.