Hey there everyone, first post here.
So I'm 25 years old and have had a dream of sailing around the world (or at least a large portion of it) for about 7 years now. I've been reading up about sailing off and on thinking someday I'll do it. However I've realized that the timing will never be perfect so might as well do it now while I'm still young.
I want to buy an inexpensive sailboat that requires some work
to get her sea worthy for maybe a year or two. I'd like to rent out my house and live aboard the boat
at the local marina and slowly learn how to sail (bring it out on very calm days at first). I would want a boat
that 2 or 3 people could live on for a short while to sail it down to the carribean
but that I could also sail solo if need be.
My sailing knowledge is minimal and I'm still a little confused whether I should be looking for a full keel
or fin keel
, skeg rudder
, shallow beam, low overhangs, etc. I live in Niagara Falls Ontario
, I found a boat that is in my price
range (<$10,000) within 30minutes of my house. I'm wondering what peoples thoughts are on it and if you guys have any other suggestions or warning against certain boats.
Sailboat 1976 Columbia Mk2 34' PRICED FOR QUICK SALE - Ontario Sailboats For Sale - Kijiji Ontario Canada.
If the link doesn't work
; it is a 1976 34' Columbia
mk2 for $7,900. Says it needs some cosmetic work, new life lines and battaries.
Any and all information would be greatly appreciated.