Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-03-2015, 12:27   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 9
Hello from Charleston, SC

Hello all!
My name is Ty. I'm 24 years old, and live in the Charleston, SC area. I've been intrigued with the liveaboard lifestyle for a couple of years now. It seems like an awesome way to live! I recently met a coworker who is working on fixing up a Catalina 27' to live on for the Summer. He is giving me some good advice as to where to look for a boat. I'm hoping to check out a local marina this week, as he said they have a lot of cheap boats there. I'm aware that cheap boats usually mean that you're going to have to put a lot of time and effort into fixing it up, but I am prepared to do that. Anyway, I look forward to reading a ton of threads here, and learning the ropes!
__________________

Trappy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 13:15   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: St Augustine, FL
Boat: 1995 Privilege 51
Posts: 286
Images: 3
Re: Hello from Charleston, SC

I have no idea on this boat, 'owner wants out', but may want to just make a really cheap offer if you are interested. It 'might' have a gas engine though, which usually isn't good.

1978 Pearson 31 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
__________________

FollowingCs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 13:25   #3
Moderator
 
a64pilot's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Albany Ga.
Boat: Island Packet 38
Posts: 18,410
Re: Hello from Charleston, SC

No might to it, it's an Atomic 4, but use that of course in determining value of the boat.
I sort of like gas motors, although I don't want one on a cruising boat, but a day sailor, sure, just respect it, like I do propane


Sent from my iPad using Cruisers Sailing Forum
a64pilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 13:25   #4
Registered User
 
rwidman's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: North Charleston, SC
Boat: Camano Troll
Posts: 4,669
Re: Hello from Charleston, SC

If you want a cheap boat in the Charleston, SC area, drive across the I 526 bridge over the Ashley River and look towards Charleston. I'm sure any of the anchored boats (past the marina) could be had for a song and the ones stuck in the marsh for even less.
__________________
Ron
HIGH COTTON
Sent from my laptop using Windows 7
rwidman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 13:25   #5
Moderator
 
JPA Cate's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: aboard, cruising in Australia
Boat: Sayer 46' Solent rig sloop
Posts: 12,270
Re: Hello from Charleston, SC

Welcome aboard, Ty,

You wouldn't be the first to start fixing up older boats and turning them over. It is, however, a very great deal of work (see "homeless"'s thread, "Breaking all the Rules"), and often takes seed money as well.

Good luck with it all,

Ann
__________________
Who scorns the calm has forgotten the storm.
JPA Cate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 13:34   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 9
Re: Hello from Charleston, SC

I like that Pearson, but it's way out of my price range!

Rwidman, I'm also in North Charleston! Thanks for the input! I"m going to take a look next time I go over the bridge! My coworker told me about a marina off of Dorchester Rd, called Johnny's. I'm probably going to check the boats there out this week.

Thank you, Ann! I'm not going to be "flipping" the boat, as I'm actually looking to live on the boat. Maybe, if I get good enough at it, I'll start buying, fixing, and selling boats for a little extra $$ on the side. I'd like to go part-time at my job after getting the boat and fixing it up, and do something that I like for extra income. But that'll be down the road a bit...

Thanks again for all of the kind words and encouragement, it's really appreciated!
Trappy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 13:39   #7
Registered User
 
rwidman's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: North Charleston, SC
Boat: Camano Troll
Posts: 4,669
Re: Hello from Charleston, SC

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trappy View Post
Rwidman, I'm also in North Charleston! Thanks for the input! I"m going to take a look next time I go over the bridge! My coworker told me about a marina off of Dorchester Rd, called Johnny's. I'm probably going to check the boats there out this week.
If you're talking about a used car and boat dealership named land and sea classics or something like that, my advice to you based on some friends and acquaintances experience is to stay as far away from there as possible.
__________________
Ron
HIGH COTTON
Sent from my laptop using Windows 7
rwidman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 13:54   #8
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 9
Re: Hello from Charleston, SC

He said it was called Johnny's Marina or something along those lines. Right on the river behind a car wash on Dorchester...
Trappy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 14:05   #9
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: St Augustine, FL
Boat: 1995 Privilege 51
Posts: 286
Images: 3
Re: Hello from Charleston, SC

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trappy View Post
I like that Pearson, but it's way out of my price range!
You don't know that until you make an offer for whatever your price range is. The owner is spending money on having it in a slip, it is costing them every month. Call the marina and see if the owner is around or not. Meet them if you can. Tell them your dream. Tell them you'd love to take their baby, but you just can't afford it. You never know.

Grab this book on Kindle. He explains a bit of the negotiating process on how to low ball and not piss people off. You are going to need some of these techniques if you want a good boat at a good price.

Fatty Goodlander, S/V Wild Card - Buy, Outfit, and Sail

Or, at least go see her, it is only what 90 minutes away? Of course, there are probably good cheap boats in Charleston to. Not like you are in Ohio like me, snowblower out AGAIN this morning....

- Ray
~ Following Cs ~
FollowingCs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 14:15   #10
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 9
Re: Hello from Charleston, SC

Huh, you do have a point. You miss 100% of the shots you don't take! I'm gonna look into that book, as I'm wanting to download more sailing books off Amazon. Thank you for the inspiration!
Trappy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 14:41   #11
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: St Augustine, FL
Boat: 1995 Privilege 51
Posts: 286
Images: 3
Re: Hello from Charleston, SC

There's also alot of inspiration on youtube.

Wicked Salty:




Sailing Vagabonde. their boat is not cheap, but she is super cute and sings ....


- Ray
FollowingCs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 15:36   #12
Registered User
 
rwidman's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: North Charleston, SC
Boat: Camano Troll
Posts: 4,669
Re: Hello from Charleston, SC

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trappy View Post
He said it was called Johnny's Marina or something along those lines. Right on the river behind a car wash on Dorchester...
I have never heard of a Johnny's Marina in this area and a web search turns up nothing. Ask him for an address or to take you there.
__________________
Ron
HIGH COTTON
Sent from my laptop using Windows 7
rwidman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 15:48   #13
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 9
Re: Hello from Charleston, SC

Appears that it's actually called "Johnny's Marine". It's at 2511 Oscar Johnson Dr, North Charleston, SC 29405. Someone on Yelp said the guy was a fraud, so that kinda lowers my hopes right there...

FollowingCs, you have a point! That girl is cute!!!
Trappy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 15:54   #14
Registered User
 
cgrabens's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: East TN
Boat: 1983 Aloha 34
Posts: 65
Re: Hello from Charleston, SC

We didn't make an offer on our boat the first time we looked at her, but with encouragement from the PO we gave him our best offer. He counter-offered but like I said, we couldn't go any higher so thanked him for his time. One month later we got a call saying they would accept our initial offer! It was on of the best days of my life. So I would totally make an offer on that boat! Worst he can say is no.
__________________
CJG
cgrabens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 16:08   #15
Registered User
 
rwidman's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: North Charleston, SC
Boat: Camano Troll
Posts: 4,669
Re: Hello from Charleston, SC

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trappy View Post
Appears that it's actually called "Johnny's Marine". It's at 2511 Oscar Johnson Dr, North Charleston, SC 29405. Someone on Yelp said the guy was a fraud, so that kinda lowers my hopes right there...

FollowingCs, you have a point! That girl is cute!!!
That's off Dorchester Rd just east of the intersection with I 526. Past the motel next to the Huddle House.

I don't know anything about the place but remember, if you're trying to stay low budget, dealers and shops have to make a profit so you'll pay more for the same boat from a dealer or shop than from a private seller. You may or may not get a warranty with a dealer or shop and it may or may not be worth anything.
__________________

__________________
Ron
HIGH COTTON
Sent from my laptop using Windows 7
rwidman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hello from Charleston, SC davisr Meets & Greets 9 29-11-2009 19:44
Electronics person in Charleston - Also life raft in Charleston? Labatt Marine Electronics 6 04-01-2009 17:34
Hello from Charleston, SC - stinkpot here... dacust Meets & Greets 4 20-02-2008 10:23
Charleston SC to Bocas del Toro and Return vesselescape Sailor Logs & Cruising Plans 0 19-10-2003 14:34
Wanted - Charleston, SC to northern Cheasapeake ccannan Crew Archives 0 18-08-2003 14:11



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:29.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.