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Old 29-06-2013, 09:09   #1
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New sailing couple from Long Island

Hi All,

My wife and I are in the process of buying our first sail boat. We are looking for something around 30 feet to sail in Long Island Sound.

I have found the resources on this forum to be very helpful in the process; thanks to you all!

Best,

R & M
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Old 29-06-2013, 09:12   #2
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Welcome to the forums! I spent my youth sailing Long Island Sound's waters. You'll love it!

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Old 29-06-2013, 09:25   #3
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, R & M.
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Old 30-06-2013, 11:00   #4
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Re: New sailing couple from Long Island

Welcome, We just found a great deal on a Catalina 25 on Ebay of all places. Just sailed it over from Bridgeport, CT and have been able to sail it between the rain this last week on the Sound. What part of the Sound are you at and where will you be keeping it.

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Old 30-06-2013, 11:22   #5
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Re: New sailing couple from Long Island

We are in Glen Cove and plan on keeping the boat at Sea Cliff yacht club.

Thanks for the tip about E-Bay. I have not looked there at all.

Where are you located?
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Old 30-06-2013, 11:38   #6
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Re: New sailing couple from Long Island

Hi Terrell,

We are at the Bayside Marina which is just off the Cross Island near Northern Blvd. My brother lives in Sea Cliff just up the hill from the marina so I know it well. Summer is here so get moving and out on the water. Great deals out there right now as it really is a buyers market.

We just joined the Musceta Cove Yacht Club out of Sea Cliff which is a cruising club.

I have done a lot of research to buy my Catalina 25 and have a lot of sailing friends so let me know if you need any advice. My girlfriend is a sailing instructor at TASCA which is near us and has a great sailing program. What is your sailing experience?

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Old 30-06-2013, 11:41   #7
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Welcome to CF. Great fun discovering boating - enjoy.
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Old 30-06-2013, 12:23   #8
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Welcome aboard Terrell. My wife and I live in Wilton, CT and have a slip at Dolphin Cove in Stamford, CT. We are both retired, so we have a lot of time to sail. We have an Endeavour 37 and sail 2 or 3 days a week during the "work" week (while most other folks are working).

We only occasionally sail on weekends, as we get spoiled during the week... having LI Sound practically all to ourselves during the "work" week. It is great sailing in LI Sound this time of year, with most days getting 5 to 10 kts. wind (sometimes higher), and usually pretty calm seas.

We'll be heading East for the month of August, to Block Island and Narragansett Bay, mixing overnight marinas and anchoring out, and enjoying some leisurely cruising.

Good luck in your search for a boat.

Barry & Judy
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Re: New sailing couple from Long Island

Welcome aboard the goodship CF.. hope that the collective knowledge and banter of the forum's members continues to be as useful after you've decided on your first boat!
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:19   #10
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Re: New sailing couple from Long Island

Welcome, welcome.

I've seen a C&C 33 on eBay up at Sag Harbor that might fit the bill:

The good: New Sails

The bad: Atomic 4 engine

The Ugly: ?

Again welcome.
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Re: New sailing couple from Long Island

Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here. I suppose you've been walking the docks and looking at interiors for quite some time so you get a feel for what you want. For a first boat I'd opt for a very common production boat that is in very good condition. If you choose to get a larger one later it'll be very easy to resell. Catalina 30 would be a good choice depending on condition. There are others that will fit the bill for you.
Good luck in your search. Before purchase, have some very experienced boatowner or a marine surveyor give you a hand checking it out.
kind regards,
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