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watersofdiego 25-06-2014 20:26

Best SMALL Sailboats to Live On
 
What are the best small sailboats to live on? Say under 26 feet.

goat 25-06-2014 20:34

Re: Best SMALL sailboats to live on
 
Flicka, Dana.

darylat8750 25-06-2014 20:54

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Dana +1 or Chuck Paine's Carol https://www.chuckpaine.com/boats/24-d...voyager-carol/

Or if you are loaded...The Paine 26 ยป Chuck Paine Yacht Design LLC

janice142 25-06-2014 20:59

Re: Best SMALL sailboats to live on
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by watersofdiego (Post 1572237)
What are the best small sailboats to live on? Say under 26 feet.

The best depends upon what you wish and is important to you. That said, years ago when I was researching sailboats under 30' that would support long term life afloat I saved my working files. This page is from those days, though I have updated a bit and now include power boats too. :)

Janice142 The Boat List

As I understand it, that is the largest repository of sailboats under 30' on the web. It's not fancy, but I suggest you start there to find your dream boat.

And yes, the Dana is an amazing boat, albeit very pricey. The Flicka has her merits. So too does the ColvicWatson's (24' and 26') plus the NorSea27 is sweet.

Anyway, have fun and good luck watersofdiego.

Lake-Effect 29-06-2014 09:28

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Quote:

The ideal boat sleeps two, feeds four and entertains six.
Word. :thumb:

avb3 29-06-2014 09:33

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Your asking is akin to asking how long is a piece of string?

At any rate, the Nor'sea 27 as mentioned is an awesome boat, Albin Vegas have done many epic ocean journeys, and the Nebe Cape 28 if you can find one is outstanding.

You may also want to look at this one that is advertised here. Looks like it's been all over the Pacific.

https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...ml#post1574453

Ryan H 29-06-2014 10:40

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Quote:

Originally Posted by watersofdiego (Post 1572237)
What are the best small sailboats to live on? Say under 26 feet.

Where are you and and what type of living are you looking for? Whats your idea of ideal? Whats your price range? heh, how tall are you?

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hellosailor 29-06-2014 10:49

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If I can't have a shower big enough to turn around without banging my elbows into the walls, I'm camping. Which pretty much lets out "26 feet" as a place to live.

Just one man's opinion. Not that I have anything against camping.

onestepcsy37 29-06-2014 13:24

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I owned an albin vega for 5 years and highly recommend it, although it is 27 feet.

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bobnlesley 29-06-2014 15:47

Re: ...Albin Vegas have done...ocean journeys...
 
Another thumbs-up for the Vega, we sailed one from England to the eastern Mediterranean and lived-aboard for the best part of ten years.

JPA Cate 29-06-2014 16:04

Re: Best SMALL sailboats to live on
 
Vertue 24, Westerly Centaur 26.

Ann

oldsalt_1942 03-08-2014 13:39

Re: Best SMALL sailboats to live on
 
[QUOTE=avb3;1574459]Your asking is akin to asking how long is a piece of string?

Alternatively there's: How much does a car cost? How high is a ladder?

gamayun 03-08-2014 20:00

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Dana 24.

jackdale 03-08-2014 20:30

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Quote:

Originally Posted by gamayun (Post 1598864)
Dana 24.

+1 Sweet boat. Quality build.

Actually 27 feet with bowsprit.

clockwork orange 03-08-2014 20:50

Re: Best SMALL sailboats to live on
 
Lindenberg 26, huge boat with a great interior layout, similar to a and cape dory 25d or Vancouver 27 but very fast compared to most boats in this size range.


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