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Old 18-01-2021, 19:42   #1
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Hi all.

I'll probably have a lot of questions for other forums as this adventure progresses, but I wanted to say hello here first. I'm a completely green sailor, in fact, not even a sailor yet. I am hoping to find a well-built, full-keel monohull and sail away from upstate NY forever, down to the Caribbean and eventually beyond.

I've initially got my eye on a Cape Dory 27 I found online, although I haven't seen her yet. I like her specs and I think I'll eventually settle on something similar.

Any advice about owning and moving a sailboat around the upper Hudson would be greatly appreciated, as well as where in CF such a discussion would best be started.

I've been reading around a bit and you all seem really supportive and helpful. I'm looking forward to getting to know this community and tapping your brains (not literally, unless you're into that). If the sailing community at large is as amazing, I think I'm making the right life choice. For once.

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The upper Hudson, NY State Canal system are my favourite cruising ground but I'm in a trawler. You won't be doing much local sailing in that area unless you go up to Lake Champlain or over to Oneida. Make sure what ever you buy has a good motor.

Similar boats would be an Alberg 27 or a Vancouver 27
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Bula from Fiji and Happy New Year,

Hoping that you'll gain help and useful information from the forum Lance.

Always do feel free to post your own thoughts, questions and ideas here on C. The forum only works when people post, and 95% of members here seem reluctant. Don't be a lurker.
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Welcome, and good luck in your search for your first boat.
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Hi and welcome from Ontario Canada

Buying your first boat is exciting!
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Lance.
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Old 19-01-2021, 07:31   #7
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The upper Hudson, NY State Canal system are my favourite cruising ground but I'm in a trawler. You won't be doing much local sailing in that area unless you go up to Lake Champlain or over to Oneida. Make sure what ever you buy has a good motor.

Similar boats would be an Alberg 27 or a Vancouver 27
Thanks for those! I took a look at the Vancouver and it's a beauty. It looks right up my alley but unfortunately the only ones I could find were in the UK.

As to the Alberg, I couldn't find it and I'm wondering do you mean the Bristol 27? Alberg did make several other models which look interesting.

I'm not sold on a 27, that's just the boat I've found so far, and it seems like the smallest offshore vessel that would be comfortable to live aboard. I'm looking from 27 to 31 and I'm hoping to find something in great shape under $20K, so smaller is probably more likely.
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Hi and welcome from Ontario Canada

Buying your first boat is exciting!
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If by exciting you mean terrifying, I agree wholeheartedly!

Thanks for the welcome! Dunno how close you are to Toronto, but it's one of my favorite cities.
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Thank you! My daughter lives in Seattle. I bet it's great sailing out there.
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Bula from Fiji and Happy New Year,

Hoping that you'll gain help and useful information from the forum Lance.

Always do feel free to post your own thoughts, questions and ideas here on C. The forum only works when people post, and 95% of members here seem reluctant. Don't be a lurker.
Thanks for the welcome. I will definitely be posting questions. I'm starting from zero. Or almost...I feel like I have a honorary sailing degree from Youtube haha.
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Thanks for those! I took a look at the Vancouver and it's a beauty. It looks right up my alley but unfortunately the only ones I could find were in the UK.

As to the Alberg, I couldn't find it and I'm wondering do you mean the Bristol 27? Alberg did make several other models which look interesting.

I'm not sold on a 27, that's just the boat I've found so far, and it seems like the smallest offshore vessel that would be comfortable to live aboard. I'm looking from 27 to 31 and I'm hoping to find something in great shape under $20K, so smaller is probably more likely.
Yes, the Bristol 27 is also commonly known as an Alberg because he designed it.

Take a look at CS 30 , lots of them on the Great Lakes.
Take a hard look at Catalina 30's. This one in Ontario is "asking" $33k in Canadian dollars. https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/cit...ion/1546028809
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If by exciting you mean terrifying, I agree wholeheartedly!

Thanks for the welcome! Dunno how close you are to Toronto, but it's one of my favorite cities.
I sail out of Whitby. We're almost neighbors
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Yes, the Bristol 27 is also commonly known as an Alberg because he designed it.

Take a look at CS 30 , lots of them on the Great Lakes.
Take a hard look at Catalina 30's. This one in Ontario is "asking" $33k in Canadian dollars. https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/cit...ion/1546028809
I will do, thank you. I'm going to move the Alberg discussion to another thread because they're very interesting boats.
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I will do, thank you. I'm going to move the Alberg discussion to another thread because they're very interesting boats.
Lance, as you are new to this you may benefit from learning a bit about how to inspect a sailboat.

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Lance, as you are new to this you may benefit from learning a bit about how to inspect a sailboat.

Marine Survey 101, pre-survey inspection


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Verrrrrry helpful, thank you! A bad survey or surveyor is absolutely the thing I fear most. I've been watching videos of inspections where later the owners found big things that were missed. This is one of the biggest reasons I'm starting with an inexpensive boat.
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