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Old 11-05-2019, 07:14   #1651
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That one has been for sale quite a while...surely it can't just be the dubious taste of the boom painting, the lovely name, or the artwork in the head?
What's crazy about the Columbia 50 is it's 33' LWL. You get the expense of a 50 footer but the interior of a much smaller boat. That being said this is truly classic plastic & worth throwing a bunch of money at if you've got it.

The first thing I'd do if I bought it is rip off that hideous hard dodger. It's like a wart on the end of a super model's nose.
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An owner of a sister ship of my boat, an Allied 39 has just informed me that he is putting his boat up sale.

She is one of 11 Allied 39''s built, not to be confused with a Mistress, Princess or Seawind. She would be a 1972. He tells me he is at the $30g price mark.

She is currently in Tahiti and cruiser ready, literally, as she is currently cruising.

I don't know whether this thread helps folks find boats or is just for folks to talk about boats they are not interested in buying, but if someone were genuinely interested PM me and I could sort out some info.

The Allied 39 is undoubtedly the best 39 ft blue water sailboat ever designed, never lone built and this is a extremely rare opportunity to become part of an exclusive group of very special people to own one of these vessels.

But seriously, they're a good boat.
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Re: Boats Less Than $30K Recent Noteworthy Finds

Is this the Allied 39 you mention?

https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/allied-39
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An owner of a sister ship of my boat, an Allied 39 has just informed me that he is putting his boat up sale.

She is one of 11 Allied 39''s built, not to be confused with a Mistress, Princess or Seawind. She would be a 1972. He tells me he is at the $30g price mark.

She is currently in Tahiti and cruiser ready, literally, as she is currently cruising.

I don't know whether this thread helps folks find boats or is just for folks to talk about boats they are not interested in buying, but if someone were genuinely interested PM me and I could sort out some info.

The Allied 39 is undoubtedly the best 39 ft blue water sailboat ever designed, never lone built and this is a extremely rare opportunity to become part of an exclusive group of very special people to own one of these vessels.

But seriously, they're a good boat.
30K for a sailing home that is already in Tahiti? Sounds pretty nice to me!
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What's crazy about the Columbia 50 is it's 33' LWL. You get the expense of a 50 footer but the interior of a much smaller boat. That being said this is truly classic plastic & worth throwing a bunch of money at if you've got it.



The first thing I'd do if I bought it is rip off that hideous hard dodger. It's like a wart on the end of a super model's nose.


The Columbia 50 and the Columbia 43 have almost identical waterlines. The interior space certainly is for her from the most expansive. You could definitely say that about all CCA era designed racing boats. That said I love my Columbia 50. Iím in the middle of a very extensive restoration at the present time.
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Bayfield 29 for ~$15,000 U.S. ($20K CAD). Recent price drop.
Near Trenton on north shore of Lake Ontario.

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/tre...ing/1434903826

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This one caught my eye, a Nor'west 33. Don't see them very often, not many built. They are from the SF bay and they were highly regarded when they came out. I never sailed on one but I heard lots of good things about their build quality and sailing abilities. This one looks to be in very good shape and is located in Barra de Navidad near Manzanillo. Asking 28000.
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/la...882065230.html
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Cape Dory 30'. If I was ready to cruise, this is a boat I would have to check out. Someone buy it and get out there!
https://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/80298
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Cape Dory 30'. If I was ready to cruise, this is a boat I would have to check out. Someone buy it and get out there!
https://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/80298
Welcome aboard Jwood! Good call on that CD30!
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F10 is there any chance you could post a clearer picture of that tiller ending? It looks like a modification I would like to make on our yacht.
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Here is pic. The wood part of tiller is hard to see as sun was so bright. The stainless ring handle just slips over the tiller end (say 4 inches minimum). Use epoxy to hold it in place.
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Thanks very much for that. I like it a lot and will get my local stainless guy to make me a copy.
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Cape Dory 30'. If I was ready to cruise, this is a boat I would have to check out. Someone buy it and get out there!
https://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/80298



Holy Moses, that's a big chartplotter! Then again, we have a 7" Garmin on our C22, sooo ...
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Holy Moses, that's a big chartplotter! Then again, we have a 7" Garmin on our C22, sooo ...


Wow no joke. Must have gotten a deal or something.
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Re: Boats Less Than $30K Recent Noteworthy Finds

While we are on this thread...

My complaint about this thread is the lack of focus. A boat under $30K doesn't say much. My Aphrodite 101 is a race boat well suited to inshore racing, double and single handed events and maybe a day sail or two each season with family. Not a cruiser (or so my wife says... and at our age, I'd agree). we have plenty of trophies.

Too bad we don't have a forum for old race boats or fixer uppers for a long voyage or what ever under some dollar value.

I'd like to find a boat my wife likes for any amount of money!

If anyone cares, you can probably buy my boat and all her gear in the water and ready to kick it on the race course for half of the $30K maximum cited here. You have to convince me you are worth being the new owner though!

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Howdy Folks,

I am starting this thread because over the last year I have seen a lot of interest here on the forum for "good cruising boats that cost less than $30,000."

Why start it then?
My sincere hope is that this thread will help someone become a new happy boat owner so they can begin to experience the joys of sailing and cruising. I am starting the thread to help others here on the forum, and this is not driven by my own search for a boat (I have a different goal), it is not limited by my location, nor is it restricted to my own taste in boats or any particular brand or type of boat.

This thread is intended to be an open thread with any member contributing what they see related to the topic. Think of it like it is conversation among members who are presenting some lower priced boats that they have seen on the market, with the hope that it might help another member learn something about those boats.

There are 10 Points or guidelines to make this thread most helpful and to fall within the rules of this forum/site so the thread continues to add value for everyone.

Who do I hope it will help?
There are some forum members (and some are new to sailing) who want to spend less than $30,000 and some members are looking at boats that are even less, with some less than $10,000. While we all recognize that the low priced boats are likely to be old, or in need of repair, there are many people who do want to buy a sailboat for cruising and they have limited budgets that will not allow them to purchase a more expensive or new boat.

Obviously, $10K or $20K or even $30K is not a big budget for buying a big keel boat on which you intend to cruise or live aboard. Any boat at that "asking" price point is likely going to need lots of work or more money spent on upgrading and fixing things.

However, the requests for tips and information about such lower budget boats keep coming up on the forum. For some members the $30K maximum (or less) will be what they can afford. I see nothing wrong with that, and would like to help those members find a boat that can get them sailing.

This thread can be a place where anyone who finds a noteworthy boat that fits that description or price level can post it here as it may help another forum member who is looking for something in that price level.

Since many members keep their eyes open for "deals" (watching Ebay, Craig's List, Yachtworld and many other listing sites and local notices) and they enjoy the boat "hunt" as a pastime, this can be a way of sharing those boats you find, that you don't buy for yourself (you pass on it), but those same boats could be a real deal/find for someone else, when you pass it on. Pay it forward!

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1. The boat should be available now. This thread is about what is available today.
The intention of this thread is to post a photo and some info on the currently available boat (or a link if you have one) with the boat priced no higher than $30,000 USD.

Don't post photos of boats that sold years or months ago. Likewise, anecdotes about a boat you bought for little money 10 years ago is not the goal of this thread.

2. Post the location (what country or state). A low cost boat in the wrong location could prove very costly to transport or move.

3. Don't just post a link! Don't just post a name. Post a photo if you can. Do post a link (if you have one) but only with your own notes on what you saw in the boat or why YOU think it is noteworthy in this category (<$30K).

4. Do post something about what you saw in that boat, or why you like it or why it caught your attention. Write a little description of what you like about the boat, or if you know of things that make it noteworthy. If you have prior experience on this type of boat, mention that. If you owned or own a similar boat, mention that.

5. If you know of potential problems this model of boat has, mention what to look for when viewing it. Those could be very simple things like "not much headroom" or "tight head" or "potential leaks on teak deck" or "difficult to access the engine on this model."

6. The important thing here is that YOU as a member add something to the post, more than just a link. From my view, anyone just posting links (and nothing more than that) is possibly spamming boats that are for sale, and I will ask the Moderators to delete those "blind links" so this thread continues to have real value. This is important because one of the forum rules is there to keep sellers of boats from "spamming" the forum with links. Instead, we will focus on discussion of what we see on the market today within this price range.

Why is that important?
7. Let's keep this a "discussion" among members of what we see and like and emphasis should be on sharing what we see and know about boats like these.

8. Don't just post the names of your favorite brands, as there are many threads where that is done. Instead, post a photo, link, and YOUR NOTES on this kind of boat and make sure this is for a boat that is currently for sale. That is the point of this thread.

9. This is not intended to replace or compete with the CF Classifieds forum either. If you have a boat for sale, you should post it there. This is intended to simply bring to light or attention some boats that fit the description (< $30K) and are available on the market now, along with forum member discussion of that kind of boat.

10. If you are actively searching for a boat to buy today, or if you just purchased a boat today (recently), then consider posting some information (as described above) about the top two or three boats you almost bought (your "runner ups"). That may be very helpful to another sailor.
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Posting a photo here or information about a boat does NOT constitute an endorsement of that boat or that brand or that seller of the boat. The buyer should still "beware."

The buyer should always ask: In what condition is it?

As with any purchase of any large boat, it is wise to have the boat surveyed by a professional Yacht Surveyor prior to purchase. If you are a newbie and don't have much experience with sailboats, this is especially important.
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Personally I think we all owe Steadman a debt of gratitude for starting a really great thread.
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