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    The Right Sailboat For The Job?

    I'm looking to buy my first used sailboat and I'm figuring on at least a 30' to maybe 35' (max), fiberglass cruiser. I want something turn-key or as close to it as possible. Budget, 20k but wish to spend less for extras it may need. I will single hand it from Daytona Beach, FL to Point Reyes...
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    Help finding the right 30'-35' sailboat?

    Oh.. I assumed you had one in the length I was looking at getting. I think I'm just trying to face up to all the bad things I can expect, that way I can concentrate on the good things.
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    Help finding the right 30'-35' sailboat?

    Wavedancer, From you own experience... what would you say are the biggest drawbacks or worst part you've experienced yourself from owning one?
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    Help finding the right 30'-35' sailboat?

    But I always wanted to single hand a 30 footer past Point Reyes lighthouse from here! :)
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    Help finding the right 30'-35' sailboat?

    I mean, am I wrong?
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    Help finding the right 30'-35' sailboat?

    In all honesty, after some long thought, buying one for myself might not be such a good decision after all. I know I've said this before but its the fear of the cliché becoming real "the hole in the water you never fill", and with millions of them out their just sitting on the market for many...
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    Help finding the right 30'-35' sailboat?

    From the looking I've done so far, its an exhausting effort. I've found Florida has nothing but junk at asinine asking prices. People down here (from what I've seen), just don't take care of what they have then they seem to think they have gold when its time to sell it.
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    Help finding the right 30'-35' sailboat?

    Well, I would but due to certain situations I can not really do much of the needed leg work nor would I know where to start but if I were to hire someone, I will post it here. Since I posted here last I've spoken to a lot of people who own them who gave me the impression that "buying one is not...
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    Help finding the right 30'-35' sailboat?

    Well... some things are standard as its got to be fiberglass with little to no maintenance, in as perfect shape as possible (plug and play type improvements aside). With 30' the motor will be an Atomic 4 type engine I assume. A single sail sloop is fine but I like the look and style of a...
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    Help finding the right 30'-35' sailboat?

    Thanks for responding back. I was wondering if there was someone I could hire who was much more connected to the used sailboat industry who could look for me, equipped with my max price along with the features I'm trying to find in it, knowing the desired length, he/she would have a better...
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    Help finding the right 30'-35' sailboat?

    What should I look for in selecting the right one? Also, what about finding one for buying a private, small craft sailboat, as I see a lot specialize in larger commercial crafts.
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    Help finding the right 30'-35' sailboat?

    Can anyone suggest someone who I can hire to take with me when I go out and look at used sailboats(I live in north east, Florida)? I want an expert (unlike myself), someone who knows what to look for and won't be fooled by the seller's B/S. What does a person as I described usually charge for...
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    Buying a used sailboat, help!

    Howdy folks, I am in the process of looking for and buying a used sailboat, I could really use some help. I found one on Craigslist that seems to meet my want and needs but short of having an expert with me when I go to see it I am not sure what to look for when I see it in person. I've been...
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