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Judy Boyer Sailboat February 03rd, 2018 - 11:22:00
Have you always wanted to own a sailboat but didnt know where to start? Or maybe you tried looking for sailboats but found them to be too expensive and out of your price range. One solution is to start by looking for sailboats for sale by the owner. A direct sale from the current owner of a sailboat can result in a bargain deal and get you on the water faster. Sailboats can be expensive. It all depends on your individual budget but high prices are not going to motivate anyone to buy a boat. However many sailboat owners face the same frustrations in selling their sailboat. They cant seem to find any buyers but dont like the idea of working with brokers and losing even more money. This is when a direct sale between the buyer and the owner can be beneficial for both parties.
Search for boat listings in your local classifieds whether in a paper or online. There should be direct contact information that will allow you to have a one-on-one conversation with the sailboat owner. This personalized approach to buying a sailboat will help you gather information about the sailboats maintenance record. If you get along well with the owner he might even extend a price break - owners are often attached to their sailboat and want it to end up in good hands. So when you get serious about buying a sailboat consider searching for sailboats that are for sale by the owner. You will get all the vital information from the person who knows the sailboat best - and you might even get a chance to haggle.
Through more recent technology the number of hulls that a sailboat has is also an important consideration when determining what distinguishes one ship from another. Multiple hull sailboats are also more commonly referred to as catamarans. These sailboats offer greater stability than its monhull (as they are now being referred to) counterparts due to the wide spread between the hulls. This creates strong leverage which allows them to cruise as greater speeds than the monohulls. Many modern catamarans have surprisingly spacious areas below deck for any number of purposes including storage sleeping quarters and basic shelter. There are also three-hulled sailboats known as trimarans and these are becoming very popular in recent years.
You will need to be good with your hands and have a small workshop with the necessary tools. Its best to buy the tools as you go along to avoid unnecessary expenditure. You may decide to buy a prefabricated hull and sails or alternatively you may opt to make everything yourself. Whatever you decide your starting point is a scale drawing with enough detail to get you started. If you are really ambitious you could even create your own design. Beware of scaling down the plans of a full size boat unless you are an expert mathematician because the relationship is not direct.