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Old 09-01-2022, 12:08   #3406
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I'd take a good look at the C&C Landfall.
Pretty good reputation and an active support group.
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Old 09-01-2022, 13:57   #3407
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Procrastinating and perusing today, I thoght I'd contribute. So I'll offer these from my search.
I just made links so I can follow these:

https://richmond.craigslist.org/bod/...425489711.html

- Nice Cape Dory. Reputable boat. I like this. Good price, if it has a diesel engine (no mention of that).

https://annapolis.craigslist.org/boa...415012484.html

Nope, to Pearson with Atomic 4; gas engine, it should be much less money, imo. (I wouldn't buy, although the boat is in good shape.)

https://richmond.craigslist.org/boa/...423456794.html

I don't know a lot about these boats. The engine (once more, isn't mentioned, but it says 75 hours and the cutoff picture sure looks like my Yanmar diesel. It has dual fuel filters which is unusual in a small boat and (imo ) a fine thing.
Nice looking, inside and out.

https://annapolis.craigslist.org/boa...409947516.html

- Very nice boat, but unless you're independently wealthy and have money to burn, don't buy a wooden boat!

https://annapolis.craigslist.org/boa...408991515.html

- Not a bad price, the engine is a diesel and 1100 hours is OK. I hate the "no timewasters" message. Sigh.
These are smallish for the length.

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I'm coming to the conclusion that in these times I will not easily find my "dream boat" even though I can now afford it. So I'll buy a smaller, cheaper boat and wait it out. ...
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Of these, I'd look at the Cape Dory and the Hunter, with the C&C Landfall as a possible.

What would your dream boat look like?
Are you a cruising to the South Seas, or a liveaboard in mainland US type?
Are you single-handing?
$64 question, "How much so you want to spend?"

It's a good time to buy, before all these people have to pay out yet another year for storage - may be why there's a few reductions.
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Old 09-01-2022, 14:03   #3408
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One item not clear in the ad is that it has a tabernacle.... pretty helpful on a smaller boat. Kind of makes this an attractive, possibly trailerable boat.
Yes, or good for going on canals etc., but it's a fin keel with > 4 foot draft and would be difficult to get on a trailer without haul out by lift.
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I'd take a good look at the C&C Landfall.
Pretty good reputation and an active support group.
They have good reviews. Someone said on the balsa cored hulls to get a good survey including removing the through hulls. Sounds like expensive insurance.

Anyone have a ball park figure on the costs of having that service done?
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They have good reviews. Someone said on the balsa cored hulls to get a good survey including removing the through hulls. Sounds like expensive insurance.
Anyone have a ball park figure on the costs of having that service done?
For that price, and with the owner's self-declared attitude I think it will cost you the price of the boat.

There are many issues with removing thruhulls, not least of which is hauling and blocking the boat for an extended period (if something goes wrong).

I don't think many owners will let you do that. But you could ask "Why is it so cheap?"
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I'm coming to the conclusion that in these times I will not easily find my "dream boat" even though I can now afford it. So I'll buy a smaller, cheaper boat and wait it out.

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That's a tough one. My first reaction is to say, no, hang in there and wait for the dream boat. But I know what it is like to be jonesing to go sailing. If you can find a smaller boat that you really like and that will re-sell quickly and easily, then sure. Imagine buying that smaller boat and finding your dream boat the next day? What is your dream boat BTW?
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Old 09-01-2022, 15:26   #3412
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2 bedroom, 2 bath and Ball room
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I have to say it looks comfortable
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38ft foam core trimaran still for sale for 15,000 USD or best offer
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Old 09-01-2022, 16:24   #3414
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I have to say it looks comfortable
I'm always concerned that an elderly swing keel is a potential problem.

Having a new engine is good.

As a liveaboard this would be OK. Big boat. Nice layout. Interior in reasonable shape. No picture of aft cabin. With two "bedrooms" was this a charter boat?

Bimini, but no dodger. Missing radar scanner (probably old tech so no big deal). Can't exactly tell if there's a windlass (it looks like it) or what anchor there is.

Smallish cockpit in this design.

I would ask why it's so cheap.
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Do I read it right that this boat has no engine yet?

(You've posted under Monohulls but no worries; interesting boat.)
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That's a tough one. My first reaction is to say, no, hang in there and wait for the dream boat. But I know what it is like to be jonesing to go sailing. If you can find a smaller boat that you really like and that will re-sell quickly and easily, then sure. Imagine buying that smaller boat and finding your dream boat the next day? What is your dream boat BTW?
I'm preparing to sell my house. So I'll probably be renting a small apartment until I decide where to live. I'd like a small catamaran, 30-35". I am drawn to the Gemini mc, I think even older seawinds would be beyond my budget. I'll be Chesapeake, US east coast, Bahamas, and eventually I'd like to sail Caribbean. I will be solo mostly. So I do have a lot to learn and yes I'm really tired of waiting.
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I'm preparing to sell my house. So I'll probably be renting a small apartment until I decide where to live. I'd like a small catamaran, 30-35". I am drawn to the Gemini mc, I think even older seawinds would be beyond my budget. I'll be Chesapeake, US east coast, Bahamas, and eventually I'd like to sail Caribbean. I will be solo mostly. So I do have a lot to learn and yes I'm really tired of waiting.
How about a trimaran?
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LOL I've condsidered and looked at them on line. They don't look very comfy for a live aboard which is my ultimate goal.

But an less than $30k tri might work in the interim.
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I'm preparing to sell my house. So I'll probably be renting a small apartment until I decide where to live. I'd like a small catamaran, 30-35". I am drawn to the Gemini mc, I think even older seawinds would be beyond my budget. I'll be Chesapeake, US east coast, Bahamas, and eventually I'd like to sail Caribbean. I will be solo mostly. So I do have a lot to learn and yes I'm really tired of waiting.
For single handing, the Cape Dory would be the best of those you posted. The owner says he's often sailed single-handed.

It's always worth asking an owner to take you on a sea trial (2-3 hours) and see how that's received. A decent boat owner will spend a lot of time making sure you know what you need to know.

That boat would definitely be good for Chesapeake, USA East coast to the Caribbean. Probably beyond.
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LOL I've condsidered and looked at them on line. They don't look very comfy for a live aboard which is my ultimate goal.

But an less than $30k tri might work in the interim.
Ummm.. how about you get the one in post 3413 and let me take it for a spin or two before you move in?
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