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Old 06-07-2018, 15:52   #121
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ED Boden sailed an engineless one around the planet and was the most happy person I ever met.
Is that the australian yacht designer? If so It explains the lovely seaworthy shapes of many of his boats.
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Is that the australian yacht designer? If so It explains the lovely seaworthy shapes of many of his boats.
No, different guy.
Here is an extensive piece all about Ed Boden the Vertue sailor:

https://towndock.net/news/ed-boden-1927-2012
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Every newbie should probably watch this before they sail around the globe. He's on a Contessa 26 btw

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Old 06-07-2018, 17:11   #124
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Is that the australian yacht designer? If so It explains the lovely seaworthy shapes of many of his boats.
No, he was an American. Was going for the longest time to circumnavigate. Think it took him 24 years. Boats name was Kittiwake or something like that. Had a 3 part nesting dinghy 12ft which he used to scull.
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No, he was an American. Was going for the longest time to circumnavigate. Think it took him 24 years. Boats name was Kittiwake or something like that. Had a 3 part nesting dinghy 12ft which he used to scull.
So many bars.. so little time.. Hic.!!!
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Old 06-07-2018, 17:24   #126
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Yes I also thought you were serious (and therefore one can short of a sixpack) 8-)

> Of the boats on this list only the Pearson is likely to be found under $10,000 in decent condition

Likely because it's not really as robust as most would want for offshore passage making?

Better bones, even if requiring more work is what I'd be looking for.

As I understand, you have never owned a sailboat or even sailed on one?


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Re: 28ft Bluewater Live aboard recommendations

In an effort to contradict myself I thought I'd steal this from the "Free or Close to Free" thread. It's a 30' Out Island in what appears to be pretty decent shape for only $5,000. It has new sails & the Atomic 4 is said to run well so I'd just leave that. The standing rigging would need a thorough going over but otherwise she may be good to go. Not really the boat I'd choose but it could work.

https://hartford.craigslist.org/boa/...636137272.html
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Re: 28ft Bluewater Live aboard recommendations

Rawson 30 would be a good choice. it is 2 feet longer than your preference, but in the ballpark.
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Old 09-07-2018, 06:55   #129
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Re: 28ft Bluewater Live aboard recommendations

If I were starting from scratch again, I would follow the example of Roger D Taylor, and his two Ming Mings.

In a nutshell, he takes a discarded old boat that he gets for nothing, and transforms it into a bomb-proof blue water vessel that can easily be sailed single handedly anywhere in the world. He mainly explores the high latitudes in the Atlantic, up in those arctic islands that most people have never heard of.

He has writtten several books on the subject and has a good series of videos on YouTube.

https://youtu.be/Mttx8Z-AvJ8

He puts a lot of sweat equity into his boats, so not a path for lazy people, but if you have more energy than money, it’s a proven option.
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The biggest reason for a boat with a tiller.. TP's are a fraction of the cost of wheel pilots and tillers can even be set up to hold course with bungee cords for long enough to brew a coffee or take a dump.
Transom mounted tillers are best.

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SkiingSkipper, where are you located? I have some friends up here in Rockland, Maine that have their Cape Dory 28 for sale. It's in great shape and has a nearly new Yanmar. They need to put some pics up with the add, but it's a good looking boat.

https://maine.craigslist.org/boa/d/c...634426142.html
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Look for a Nor'sea or a PS Dana that are in need of sweat equity.
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The Nor’Sea 27 Sailboat : Bluewaterboats.org Lyle Hess design, multiple circumnavigations.
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Rawson 30 has a rear mounted tiller. they are early 60s boats out of SF and are full keel with cutaway forefoot. Blue water built and the hulls are overbuilt because they built em thicker back them with good epoxy. Will sleep 5 and makes a good liveaboard, roomy.
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Re: 28ft Bluewater Live aboard recommendations

Most Nor'sea in decent shape start well north of $30K.

There was one in Texas going for $15K recently including the very HD custom trailer.

If I'd had $20K on hand I'd have looked for good surveyors nearby and flown straight down.

But not in OP's budget. . .
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