My name is Iain. I'm located just outside of Toronto, Ontario
. I came across this forum while reading up more on some sailboats that are for sale
in and around the GTA(Greater Toronto Area) and figured i would post some questions in here in hopes of some answers from experienced sailors and those who just live aboard.
I am 6'1". Maybe a bit taller. So ive been looking at larger boats to accommodate my size. 30'-38'.
range. between $15,00-20,00 but i've looked at some a bit more expensive.
i don't mind having to fix up anything needed as i am quite handy with my hands. I have rebuilt several cars in my time so i am sure i can figure most of the issues out. if not, i can read and ask for help.
Anyway, ill get down to some questions..
Im looking at a 1974 34' Grampian
that is for sale
, a bit above my looking proce though.. It has ample headroom
and in decent shape but i cannot find any reviews/right ups on the sailboat.
Are there any issues with the boat itself? ie specific issues with the boats design?
Anyone had any experience with this boat or something similar?
A 1982 Huges 31'. Bit tighter headroom
.. About the same height as me. So i have a feeling id be better off with something bigger.. however the price
is below the $15,000 mark.
For a liveaboard
i think i should go for something bigger and more comfortable that i can stand up in. but i think i just put this here for someone to tell me no. lol
A 1976 Columbia
Mk2 34'. Currently being used as a liveaboard
. I found a good review about someones experiences with this model boat, but then it got me thinking about other boat problems. So i went hunting for a forum.
The add states "42' mast
(not stepped) Cradle" but not that there is a mast
. And the price is extremely low. So I'm thinking it needs a lot of work(which i can do) but not sure of the cost. I was going to call the gentleman, but i figured i would ask some others first.
Any suggestions on a make of boat you might suggest i look for?
Im open to any suggestions/comments/harsh words
Thanks for your time reading through this! I'm going to go back and look around.
PS. Im in no hurry to get a boat this season. I'm looking at possibilities and the amount I am looking to pay. plus I'm not sure if the process would be lower at the end of the season or the beginning..