yes... unfortunately duty and taxes
has forced me to face reality... but buying local isn't toooo much of a hardship.
, a boat and slip is similar to the chicken and egg question... which do you get first? well, I've lucked out and found a slip! so now, I'm looking at a few boats...
I've narrowed down to a C&C
27, Mark V (inboard volvo
a 29' Ranger
(diesel - but high hours... like over 5000!)
and possibly a 28' Sabre
in terms of sails/hardware... the c&c
has an excellent array of electronics
similar (size-wise) yet so different! anyone with some input?
local cruising, mostly protected waters thru the Westcoast Gulf Islands, down to the San Juan Islands
and up the coast to Desolation Sound... fairly new to sailing, earned my CYA Basic, with Coastal Nav to follow this fall... so really want to build up the experience and hours.
daysailing, with some weekends - longest will be approx 10 days with 1 or 2 other people... no racing
, but speedy cruising...
I'll let you know when I'm set... soon it will be "have boat, need crew"