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Tue May 21, 2019 10:18 am

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Just received an issue of Sail in the mail today. Quick glance at all the new boats for "common ordinary sailors" The average price was about $300,000.00. The total cost of every sailboat I have ever owned came to $5425.00. Admittedly none of my boats would sail around the world but two at least could have sailed to the West Indies if I chose to do so. One 16 footer did sail from Jacksonville to the Dry Tortuga's (not by me however) and the 22 ft Helsen I owned sailed to the Bahama's from Tampa (again not by me)

What would be your ideal boat? Mine would be about 20 ft LOA, gaff rigged and made of wood. Enough room for two people to sleep in comfort or four in sin! Something like this

https://smallboatsmonthly.com/article/eel/



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Wed May 22, 2019 5:40 am

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wasn't it cruising world that once referred to a 35 footer as a "pocket cruiser"?

For production 'glass boats with world girdling potential, I like the Allied Sea Breeze and the Alberg 37. I am also fond of the Francis 26. they can be had for pennies compared to the new boats.

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Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:25 pm

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Eel is a beauty. My ideal boat would be one that I was able to use a lot. FOr open boats the Drascombe Lugger, for a cruiser the Catalina 22. We have owned and towed both, much prefer the Lugger, we are day sailers :)



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Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:44 am

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All of these costs seem to relate to what's practised in the US, would you people happen to know what the prices would be for Europe? My wife and I were looking at houses in Greece there, and of course, that'd be the place where I'd own and use a boat, as I live in a capital city far away from any sea or lake otherwise.



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Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:44 pm

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OliVDB5590 wrote:
All of these costs seem to relate to what's practised in the US, would you people happen to know what the prices would be for Europe? My wife and I were looking at houses in Greece there, and of course, that'd be the place where I'd own and use a boat, as I live in a capital city far away from any sea or lake otherwise.

https://www.yachtall.com/en/sailboats/greece



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Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:19 am

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I once read a review in a magazine that referred to a $150,000 sailboat as “a good starter boat for a sailor on a budget.” Didn’t take me long to figure out I was reading the wrong mag.



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Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:27 am

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Thanks for the link, lustyslogger!

And yeah, john_k, I once ended up reading a magazine for yacht owners, too, before understanding my mistake!



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