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    Posted: 02 Jan 20 at 6:21am
Hi Everyone,
I'm looking to buy my first boat and have been looking at a few online.
In particular this one:
Mostly because it's cheap so if i get things wrong when mooring or find it's not for me it doesn't matter too much....
What are your thoughts?


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Factor in the cost of getting it ashore annually to anti foul.

We bought a cheap bilge keel Corribee, and can anti foul her between tides so she stays afloat all year round, which is great as I use her more in the winter when there's no dinghy racing.
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You should check out the cost/availability of local moorings - that's a major outlay (and harbour dues, often so manyŁ per entrance).
If you're not familiar with the yacht, you should consider an expert's report/survey.

IIRC, there are no requirements for you to have certificates, but consider a couple of the RYA courses.

Hope it all works out,

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Agree with Colin, find a mooring first.  There are plenty of small cruisers for sale at ridiculously low prices now so there's plenty of choice.  Doing an RYA course if you have little sailing ability will be well worth while too.
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Cheap boats are very cheap because owning them is so very expensive. This isn't unique to boats. Owners of tanks, railway engines, fire engines and the like have come to grief in the same way. Unless you actually own a farm its horribly easy to find that the cost of buying the thing is dwarfed by the cost of keeping it.
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Originally posted by PeterV

There are plenty of small cruisers for sale at ridiculously low prices now

Very true. Anything less than 30 ft and you can hardly give them away. A Beneteau 35 seems to be regarded as a starter boat these days.
One hull good, two hulls better.
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