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Old 13-05-2020, 23:36   #1
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Hi from Vancouver - advise on moorage and surveyors?

Hello everyone from Vancouver,
I have a very limited experience, sailed once for a race in Victoria last year and liked it a lot.
Now that i'm living right between coal harbour and false creek it became obvious that I need a boat.

I saw a few adds on craigslist and fb that fits my buying budget (>5000$) for a cabin under 26ft, late 70s: US-25, O'Day 25, Santana 25.
I plan on getting the checklist online for the particular model and inspect it myself, really I have no contacts whatsoever yet with boaters... - is it a big red flag or doable if done with care and preparation ?

Second and it seems the more painful point, what to do once I buy the boat! I'm seeing a lot of anchor boats on false creek but it seems you're only allowed for 14/30 days in summer time, and locals marina have 10 yr wait list. Apart from getting buying a boat with a slip, with no car for a trailer, what would be your options?
Do you know about any yatch club that would allow moorage/anchoring for a small boat (<26ft) ?
Any advise here is really appreciated.

Thanks,
See you on the water

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Old 13-05-2020, 23:58   #2
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Re: Hi from Vancouver - advise on moorage and surveyors?

Check out the false creek yacht club for any space. Marinas on the Fraser R. will most likely be your best bet.
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