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Old 04-07-2015, 09:30   #1
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Talking Potential liveaboard

I'm new to this forum, so hello there.
I know a little about sailing, and want to move onto a boat as soon as possible.
I have a lot of plans for solo sailing, and potentially one day taking my family down to the Caribbean. But I am lacking a boat.
After a lot of searching I found a beautiful old 1960 Lapworth 36. She needs some fixing up on the interior and exterior, but isn't in horrible shape.
Has anyone had experience with this type of boat? Is it too big for a first solo sailboat? I plan on both cruising the Atlantic and Pacific, but staying more to the south.
Any advice you have would be much appreciated.
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Old 04-07-2015, 23:37   #2
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I hear the southern ocean can get a little rough.


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Old 04-07-2015, 23:41   #3
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Welcome.

A lot of new sailors on here. Search the forums. Tons of good and not so good info.

Be careful not to mention guns, anchors or politics.


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Old 04-07-2015, 23:48   #4
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I'm new to this forum, so hello there.

I know a little about sailing, and want to move onto a boat as soon as possible.

I have a lot of plans for solo sailing, and potentially one day taking my family down to the Caribbean. But I am lacking a boat.

After a lot of searching I found a beautiful old 1960 Lapworth 36. She needs some fixing up on the interior and exterior, but isn't in horrible shape.

Has anyone had experience with this type of boat? Is it too big for a first solo sailboat? I plan on both cruising the Atlantic and Pacific, but staying more to the south.

Any advice you have would be much appreciated.


Old wooden boats have a devout following.

I am too lazy and not rich enough to keep one afloat.



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Old 05-07-2015, 00:37   #5
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Re: Potential liveaboard

A 55 year old wooden boat in need of "fixing up" is probably.... no make that most certainly, a bad choice. The worst choice possible.

No doubt the boat is currently on the hard... And will in all likelihood.... never float again.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, sailandski.
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Old 05-07-2015, 08:53   #7
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Thanks Cap Erict3, I'll remember that. 0.0
And good to know kenomac, thank you as well. I've only sailed in fiberglass boats, but really like wooden boats. I'll keep looking.
Thank you Gordmay
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Good luck in your search.

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Thanks Cap Erict3, I'll remember that. 0.0
And good to know kenomac, thank you as well. I've only sailed in fiberglass boats, but really like wooden boats. I'll keep looking.
Thank you Gordmay

I love looking at restored or well kept wooden boats. Madisonville, La does a wooden boat show annually. It is one my favorite stops along the Gulf Coast.

I feel about them like I do a high strung thoroughbred. Gorgeous but to much trouble to try to keep.


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