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Old 10-10-2010, 19:47   #1
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Tidewater, VA Area - Looking for Boat

It will be my first sailboat, and I plan to live aboard. I used to do long haul trucking, so living out of a small space is something I've done before. My main issue is:

I'm 6'3" and 350lbs.

So I'm looking for a boat in the area for just myself. I'm thinking 30ish feet. Price limit is $5,000-7,000 tops.

Anybody know of some good deals out there? Buying a boat that needs a bunch of work before moving aboard is not acceptable. Some maintenance items I can handle while aboard is expected at this price range.
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Old 10-10-2010, 20:18   #2
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Keep watching craigslist..there are always a few...some guy on there has a 40' graham ketch he's wanting like 9500 bucks for..nice looking boat needs a diesel overhaul...but there are some closer to your pirice range.
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Old 10-10-2010, 23:17   #3
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One possibility is visiting the noticeboards in the local marinas. They will frequently have boat for sale notices posted, and you can wander down to the dock to take a look right away. Given the number of marinas in close proximity, it might be worth taking a look.

Too bad you didn't look earlier, my slip neighbor was selling a decent 1975 Catalina 27 for $6k, but eventually had it shipped hope over the summer....
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Old 11-10-2010, 06:09   #4
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I am keeping an eye on craigslist. There was a 32' aft cabin Irwin for $5200 or something, but its not listed anymore.

If that Graham stays posted, I might put in a lowball offer. Afraid that might be too much for my first sailboat, as I want to be able to single-hand. (and slip/maint. fees climb quickly from what I see.) Seems big enough I might not outgrow her, on the plus side. Depending on how much I could sell the engine for as-is I might convert it to electric drive.
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Old 11-10-2010, 12:26   #5
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Aloha Joe,
Try sailboatlistings.com too. You might find something.
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