You are not going to get a Vancouver
27 in any kinda shape for 10K! 10K limits you to stuff like a Catalina
27 that's adorned a marina for years and years but never been fitted for sea.
The Vega is a sound choice, but again, 10K is a very minimal budget. A Westerly or two also meets the bill, but there aren't many on these shores.
Just to toss in a number or two i9nto the discussion for the OP's benefit. Sails
don't last forever and if you buy a dock
queen for $10K, which implies 30 or 40 years old, she will likely need new suit of sails
before you do anything more than local coastal cruising. Budget $15K for that.
You CAN get away with only an outboard
auxilliary if you know what your are doing. If one of those break, and you chose to buy a new one off the peg, budget 5K. Some of the Catalina 27s had Atomic 4 gas pots. At this point in history
, if one of those breaks, it would be sensible to replace it with a diesel
- say a Beta 20HP. There goes another 12K.
So OP: We are not wanting to rain on your parade. We want you to succeed, but to do that, you really have to have a more realistic appreciation of what boat maintenance
costs. There is no trick at all to finding and buying
a boat under 10K. It is keeping 'er healthy, happy and seaworthy
, once that responsibility has become yours, that costs the money
On this forum you will find threads discussing both the costs of maintaining a boat and the "housekeeping" costs of living aboard
, along with much else that novices often don't even know that they don't know :-)!
Hang around, study diligently and ask all the questions you like. There are one or two of our members who are quite "forthright". Don't let that put you off. We all hope you will succeed - with your eyes wide open :-)!