Hi everyone: I recently moved to Waianae, HI and would like to get back into sailing. I have limited experience cruising coastal waters on the East Coast
. I grew up sailing a Bullseye during summers on Block Island. Later I chartered sailboats in the Chesapeake Bay
and, for five seasons, owned an Edey & Duff Stone Horse.
I would like to buy a sailboat, probably this spring. I want to live aboard and get to know her. As I become more comfortable with the boat and her equipment
, I want to start making cruises to the neighbor islands. Eventually, I would like to take extended journeys around the Pacific.
Currently, I am eying a 47 ft custom-built cutter
listed at $95,000. She was built for blue water
and has been cruised extensively over her 35 year life. The hull
is constructed of four layers of yellow cedar strips and appears to be in awesome condition. I know that it would be smarter to buy a good production sailboat but I can't get around the fact that esthetics are a major component of my pleasure and pride of ownership
I welcome ideas and am pleased to be a part of this forum.