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Old 05-08-2017, 13:05   #1
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Hey everyone

Been reading these pages for a while, and figured it was time to sign up and start posting. I live and work as a chef in Vancouver, BC, and have always dreamed of living aboard a sailboat. Still in the dreaming stage I guess, but slowly moving into the looking phase of the plan.

I'm on the waitlist for the Heather Street marina, but figure I have 2 or 3 more years till my name comes to the top.

Looking for something in the 27-33" range. Somewhere around $30k. Anyone have any tips or advice for me?

Thanks,
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Old 06-08-2017, 04:48   #2
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Chef.
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Old 06-08-2017, 05:11   #3
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Welcome to CF. My advice is not to let the waiting list of one local marina set your timetable for buying a boat. Why not buy a boat you could see yourself living on, keep your name on the waiting list of your preferred marina, and temporarily keep it elsewhere? Surely there are moorings and other marinas within a reasonable driving distance, and using the boat in the meantime, even if not for live-aboard, will give you joy and experience. Commit to the dream, and do it now. Procrastination is a thief.
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I do appreciate the advice on not waiting for the marina before I buy a boat, but with the savings I've got set aside right now ($600 CDN) I'm not exactly sure I'd find something I'd truly be happy with (or that floats). Knowing that I've got a deadline, despite how uncertain it is, is good motivation to get the funds together so that my application fee isn't for nothing.

Does anyone know anything about financing options for someone with very bad credit?
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