Originally from Nova Scotia Canada
, in the Process of moving to Prince Edward Island. So I am fairly ignorant to sailing and cruising so I signed up for a sailing course that starts in a few weeks. Don't own a boat other than a half built kayak
that went on the shelf when my career finally took off; didn't have the time for it living between 2 Provinces.
I have taken some boat safety
courses as part of my lifeguard training decades ago, ok about 17 years ago, and I have a wife and 2 kids
My little story...
When I was a kid and up until I got married at 24 I thought of a boat and owned a skeleton of a 32 foot Norwegian Whaler I got as a wedding present. Well my house needed a lot of work and a boat to finish on top didn't look realistic, I also didn't have any place to put it where it would be sheltered so I had to turn it down. Since then I stuck to kayaking/canoeing fishing
and set my sights on a nice piece of land in the woods. Anyway things didn't turn out that way; jobs got scarce in my area contracts came and went then I finally got a break with a big BUT, it is in another Province, which is an Island, where large tracts of land are expensive and generally not for sale
It dawned on me that an Island is a great place to own a boat so I did some preliminary research
and reading, found a basic sailing course, wife was interested (more interested than a cabin
in the woods, she really doesn't like dark secluded places. Too many wearwolf movies I think).
So I figured I would be budgeting 50k to 60k (What I planned to spend on land), large enough for 4, small enough for me (solo sailing), needs a head
for long retired trips, and well liveable I guess. Of course I am not planing on long term livingaboard until after the kids
have moved out. I figured a C&C
38 Landfall would be sufficient, did I do good?
So my questions for the community would be;
I have seen a few boats similar to the C&C38 for less than 30k, what would you expect for that price
Is 50 to 60 a reasonable budget
What should I be looking for in terms of a "training vessel"? (The C&C38 sized boat is my goal not my start).
Where can I find maps showing useable canals in Atlantic Canada
Places I would like to go generally tend to be North like; Iceland
, Baffin Island, Labrador Coast, etc... Any special considerations I should be looking into for those kinds of seas?
I see many 38 to 45 foot boats with 2 double cabins, are there any that have 1 double and 2 single
cabins that are not 50 60 feet, and of course not brand new?
Any other suggestions for a boat that can be sailed solo but also able to home 4 people for a short time? I also liked the Morgan
38 and Cal
Well; take care.