Tareua - Right now I am looking for a monohull in the 30' - 35' range. This boat is to be an interim boat for us to do some short coastal daysails and perhaps a short hop from one harbor to the next for maybe a year or 2. That will determine if we are ready to go fo longer cruises (I believe that we will). I have found 4 so far that I have been interested in. One 30' Newport
- trying to get it hauled up here from L.A. has proven to exceed the cost of the boat and so it stil sits there. A Seafarer 31' that I have to look at still - Price
? free for the taking. A bare hull
, sails and engine
. Sounds like a good start to me. We will see.
A 37' Atkins or Atkinson with a diesel
that has been underwater and then just sat (stripped hull with leaking decks)
and a 30' Lancer
that has sat on the hard
(on a trailer) for 15 years with the hatch
open and no engine
in it. But so far the owner hasn't given an answer as to what he wants for it.
For a cruising boat, I think that we will probably want a trimaran in the 40' - 45' range. But this is a long way off yet and is only a guess so far.
As for a dingy? We have a 15' Chrysler Man-O-War (Laser style) that we sail on the local reservoir, Myself and the kids LOVE it but mama is not fond of it after it decided to jump out from under her when she tried to get into it the first time
(But that is another story
While we were down in Mexico (near Ambergris Cay, Belize) last week, we took the sea kayaks out and the kids loved that also. It was alot of fun.
I will find something as long as I do not give up. And I will not give up.