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Old 10-07-2016, 09:48   #166
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Started looking in January as I saved up money. When I got to the point where I could look serioiusly to make a purchase happen nothing in that "cheap" range was available. Just as I was telling myself to be more patient that it could take a while, this Cabot 36 showed up for $10k at the first of June. Motored it across town and it's getting set up to move onto in Sept. There is a lot of work, mostly cosmetic and to get all the systems set up the way I want but the "core" of the boat is good. I've done some minor work on the cosmetics (cleaned up the teak, hooked up a BBQ, scrubbed things down) and cleaned up the insides. Getting ready to map out and rework the 12v system next.

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Old 10-07-2016, 09:59   #167
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Awesome thread! I found this article online that is quite helpful:

Mahina Expeditions - Selecting A Boat for Offshore Cruising

My dream affordable cruising live aboard boat would be under 40' with ability to single hand sail easily and have decent autopilot/windvane, low time diesel engine in good shape, no blisters or hull damage, fiberglass hull, 1-2 berths for sleeping, decent galley with stove/oven, and self tacking, roller furl jib/main.

Of course if I had serious cash for a used boat, something lux like an Oyster or Hallberg-Rassy would be sweet.
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Old 10-07-2016, 10:15   #168
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Nice finds!

That Skookum sure is a LOT of boat. I wonder what the story is on it.
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Thanks to everyone for adding to the thread.

I have been seeing some more boats to add too, and will do so in the future too.
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Old 30-07-2016, 12:51   #169
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Always like to pass along good finds in the classics... 2 great SoCal island boats...
32' Sailboat for sale
Pearson Triton 28
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Old 30-07-2016, 20:16   #170
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Always like to pass along good finds in the classics... 2 great SoCal island boats...
32' Sailboat for sale
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Great finds Don. Both have sea worthy reputations. For an old 32' the Vanguard has some nice headroom. 6'4" if my research is correct.
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Great Thread!
Looking for a 35 ish for a slip I purchased in League City, TX
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Great finds Don. Both have sea worthy reputations. For an old 32' the Vanguard has some nice headroom. 6'4" if my research is correct.
I think you'll find that most of the older folks will say the Vanguard is one of the nicer all-around cruising boats..... not the fastest, not the roomiest... but cruisers all recognize it in any port... now I wonder why that is?
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Looking for a 35 ish for a slip I purchased in League City, TX
Need more details. What's your budget?
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10- 15 depending of required upgrades.
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Looks like a nice boat in Key Largo

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Saw this new listing today that may make someone a happy sailor.

Ericson 35 Mk2 1976

Asking price: $10,000

Location: San Diego

Note: Atomic 4 gasoline engine.

1976 Ericson 35 MK II Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
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Wow quite a find and in my backyard too even! I do prefer a diesel engine but would consider gas.
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This is something I've never saw before from Beneteau. Looks like a fair amount of room to stretch out. I'd be curious as to what method was used in those years for keel structure.






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