Hello everyone! I've been reading these forums
a few... sometimes more... hours a day researching and trying to soak up as much information as I can. There is so much good information here. Thank you!
I want to buy a boat
and live aboard while I finish school
here in Monterey. I'm a veteran and I survive off my Post 9/11 GI Bill, so I don't have unlimited resources, but things should improve financially when I finish Nursing School
here in 2014. I have found several possibilities but within my price
range of $8k-15k, the options for a liveaboard
are somewhat limited.
I don't want to sit in the harbor. I intend to sail the boat
and learn as much as I can about sailing. It's something that has called to me since I was a little boy and saw the ocean for the first time. I need to be out there, my soul years for it.
I have been looking at a Coronado 30 but I haven't been able to dig up much information online about that model. There is plenty of information out there on the other boats I've looked at, but for whatever reason, not much on the Coronado.
Does anyone here have any experience with this boat?
Assuming she is structurally sound, and the skipper
has his stuff together, is she capable of coastal cruising with relative confidence? Any major issues structurally with this boat model?
I've heard some Coronado boats have balsa below the waterline. I can't find detailed specs on this boat anywhere.
So, if you know this boat, let me have it. Tell me what your opinions are on this boat.
What I know:
Atomic 4 cyl Gas engine
Needs bottom paint
Previous owner supposedly spent $15k recently on rigging
owner doesn't sail at all.
Owner is asking $10,500 as she is right now.
Thanks in advance everyone.