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Old 10-09-2011, 06:08   #1
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Greetings from Captain Cat

Cruisers Forum, what a great resource! I'm in the process of training, researching boat designs and charting the cost to get cruising. A bit overwhelming to find and sift through all the info available. Great to find so much experience and solid advice here. You guys can share my sardines and tequila anytime!


I'm looking for a blue water live-aboard, good for solo-sailing, with a design that holds its value over time. Aiming for 30 feet or so to begin with. Enough space to provision and live in but a workable size that’s not overpowered for single-handing.


Anyone have the perfect yacht design that fits the bill to recommend? (I know nothing's perfect but since I am starting from scratch, might as well aim for ideal to begin with.)


Any advice, gratefully received.




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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Captain Cat.
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Old 11-09-2011, 16:58   #3
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What is perfect for one is not for another. Your choices will be wide. Look through site likes yachtworld.com. You can see pics, and get ideas of costs. Narrow it down a wee bit on what appeals to you, and then ask. It's like asking what woman should I marry, or car to drive.

I want a small red 2 seater under 2,500lbs with about 350hp, but that may not fit your needs...i2f
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here. Popular production boats hold their value over the years and one off boats do not. Fiberglass boats hold their value. Diesel powered holds its value. There are a few to avoid so once you've picked one that captures your interest run it by the forum to see if folks respond in a positive manner.
There are many to choose from so get ready for a lot of recommendations.
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Hello...I saw your post. How has your kitty (which looks like my cat SAM) adjusted to sailing. I'm currently traveling in a camper van with Sam, and he's adjusting.
Best of luck w/ your quest to find a boat! I sold a 27' sailboat several years ago...too small for your needs, or mine, if liveaboard is the goal.
Best to you!
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He's still getting his sea legs...
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Sailorgirl86.
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