so I've looked into it for some time now as I have a condo that is waterfront with an attached boat
I am not 100% convinced I will go through with this yet, as this is something I need to do alot more research
I was looking at craigslist and have found offerings for boats from the 1970s-1980s for 4-10 thousand dollars.(catalina-22) this is a comfortable range I feel like getting in the water
at, because at the end of the day it would not bankrupt me if I totaled the thing.
I have a few concerns that I am looking to address before I go through with this.
1. I am a total novice
. I have no experience sailing and don't know anything about the various hull
designs/shapes/features. and would like to learn/take some classes
, so I am looking for a boat
that is extremely forgiving for a beginner. 20-ish feet maximum
gets quite shallow when the tide goes out at my slip, I am worried that if the tide goes too low it could damage the boat while it is moored, if it goes below its minimum draft(I don't know if this is a valid concern, or how to address it)
3. I see some of these boats have variable depth
centerboards, is this something I can adjust to make navigation
to and from my slip possible, and lower it in deeper waters?
this is not something I want to jump into haphazardly, I want to be responsible about this and make sure I make the right decisions. I appreciate and welcome any feedback the community may have