What does it take to become a liveaboard cruiser?

Livaboard cruiser
What does it take to become a liveaboard cruiser?
About 5 years ago my wife and I had an idea of travelling the world on a sailing boat without ever having stepped aboard a sailing boat (familiar theme right). Tried a few local sailing weekends, loved it. Took a couple of courses, loved it. Bare-boat Chartered a couple of times in the med and really loved it. So decided to go whole hog and sell up and go boat shopping. Then life got in the way….wife and I fell pregnant so our plans were put on hold.

2 years of learning to be a parent and 5 years on after that initial spark and my 5 year plan alarm bell has started ringing! So it’s time to pick up where we left.

Back to the original point…. Apart from a boat and being able to sail, what are the most important skills and traits to learn before we jump in? My time and money are limited so I guess I’m trying to prioritized what I need to do to move forward.

All help and advice is greatly appreciated!

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You need patience, tenacity, and no fear of hard work.

And cash. The amount will depend on the above.

The rest can be learnt.

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Sailing is easy. It’s all the other aspects of owning and living on a cruising-level boat that are hard .

Take the time to learn what you and your crew need and want in a cruising boat. I recommend buying an inexpensive, but sound and fully functional cruising boat, and get out there now. This will teach you what is important, and also start to develop those necessary skills, especially if you are a frugal cruiser with more time than money.

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become a liveaboard cruiser?

Newport Mark II 27ft – USA

Sailing adventures start with this clean, professionally maintained 27-foot Newport Mark II.

Purchased in 2017 for $10,500, the 2017 survey listed value at $14,000.

Owners fell in love with sailing aboard the two-cabin Nord and are looking to move to larger liveaboard (Nord would be great for one-person liveaboard).

Specs
Builder: Capital Yachts, Inc.
Designer: Cuthbertson & Cassian
Keel: Fin
Hull type: Fin w/spade rudder
Rig type: Masthead sloop

Dimensions
LOA: 27 feet
Beam: 9 ft., 3 in.
Maximum draft: 5 ft., 2 in.
Displacement: 6,000 lbs.
Ballast: 2500 lbs.
Ballast type: Lead
Headroom: 6 ft., 2 in.

Engine
Total power: 14 hp
Brand: Universal 18
Type: Inboard
Fuel type: Diesel
Location: Easy access beneath stairs

Tanks
Fresh water tanks: 1 (25 gallons)
Holding tank: 1 (9 gallons)
Fuel tank: 15 gallons

Accommodations
Number of berths: 2 (V berth forward & private aft cabin)

 

Equipment: – Edson pedestal steering station (original tiller available)
– Dodger
– Hummingbird FishFinder 595c GPS navigation system; galley with stove, refrigerator and ice box; head with shower.
– Cushions are in great shape, and the V berth has new memory form for added comfort.
– Number of heads: 1
– Shower: 1
– Ventilation includes two opening hatches
– Teak sole flooring
– Galley with single sink, top loading icebox, two-burner Orico alcohol stove (room for small microwave)
Electronics
– VHF marine radio
– Depth sounder
– Battery chargerMisc.
– First Alert fire extinguishers (3)
– Smoke and carbon monoxide detector
– Spinnaker pole
– Smart Plug system for onshore electrical power
– Additional sail
– Extensive records

Contact details

www.sailboatlistings.com/view/75366

 

1966 – C&C Corvette 31- USA

C&C Corvette 31 – 1966, Hull 8, Teak Decks for sale in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada. $8500 CAD

Beautiful lines, solid, fast, comfortable, and in great shape. It’s circumnavigated all the Great Lakes in it’s time and owned by sailors who have taken great care and maintained it well. 4 previous owners. I’ve owned it for 3 years and have circumnavigated Georgian Bay twice on it including 3 weeks sailing the North Channel. Engine is a reliable, well maintained Atomic 4 (gasoline), 30hp. Furling Genoa. All lines lead into cockpit, great for single-handing. Documented boat registered with Transport Canada, so can sail Internationally. 8500lbs. Beam 9’1″. Note no longer has the stack pack. Surveyed in 2011 and 2015. Solid fibreglass underneath the teak deck (no longer has the original balsa wood core deck).

Upgrades since I bought it 3 years ago:

added refurbished carburetor
new depth sounder
new bilge pump
new 30 feet of anchor chain
new GPS chart plotter (Standard Horizon Touch Screen CPN 700i)
new raymarine auto-helm (Raymarine ST 2000)
new 70 liter fuel tank and new fuel lines
new gas fume detector
new deep cycle battery
rebuilt the alternator
new high powered ignition coil
refurbished flywheel
added 2nd continuous reefing line on mainsail
new sun protector fabric on furling Genoa
urine diverting composting head
Includes:
rowing/sailing fiberglass dinghy
Dickinson stern rail BBQ
spare genoa
spare jib
spinnaker
1, 7.5 kg Bruce anchor
1, 6 kg Danforth anchor
fenders
mooring lines
flares
lifejackets
winter storage stand
winter storage wooden A frame set-up to tarp it
durable tarps

Tiller. Deck stepped mast, and self tailing winches – Anderson 28, 2 speed

Love this boat and must sell this summer due to health issues.
Will go fast at this price. I will respond to calls and emails within 2-3 days.

Corvette 31

 

 

Equipment: Upgrades since I bought the Corvette 31 –  3 years ago:

added refurbished carburetor
new depth sounder
new bilge pump
new 30 feet of anchor chain
new GPS chart plotter (Standard Horizon Touch Screen CPN 700i)
new raymarine auto-helm (Raymarine ST 2000)
new 70 liter fuel tank and new fuel lines
new gas fume detector
new deep cycle battery
rebuilt the alternator
new high powered ignition coil
refurbished flywheel
added 2nd continuous reefing line on mainsail
new sun protector fabric on furling Genoa
urine diverting composting head

Includes:

rowing/sailing fiberglass dinghy
Dickinson stern rail BBQ
spare genoa
spare jib
spinnaker
1, 7.5 kg Bruce anchor
1, 6 kg Danforth anchor
fenders
mooring lines
flares
lifejackets
winter storage stand
winter storage wooden A frame set-up to tarp it
durable tarps

Tiller. Deck stepped mast, and self tailing winches – Anderson 28, 2 speed.

Contact here

www.sailboatlistings.com/view/75368

Corvette 31

River Pods Houseboats- UK

River Pods Houseboats were born through thinking green!

Each River Pods is bespoke built for comfortable, green, low cost living and at a very affordable price.

The show River Pod has one bedroom, fully fitted kitchen and shower room, complete with a lounge dining area and can accommodate 2-4 people.

Although we are able to build to any size up to 50 ft x 12 ft depending on your budget and we are always happy to discuss your ideas and plans.

River Pods also incorporate a front and rear decking area so you can be at one with the outside.

The River Pods have recycled all round insulation, this includes 100 mm in the floor, 100 mm in the walls and 100 mm in the ceiling!

River-Pods

Also have heat retaining double glazed windows and doors –

They are fully insulated, keeping you cosy in the winter months and cool in the summer months!

We have built in a unique Klagester system that has been integrated into our also unique.

Licensed floating system, so the dirty water is treated and sanitised before then going back into the river.

The unique floating system is made from HDPE, which is lightweight yet super-strong.

It is recycled and super buoyant.

It comes with a 125 year guarantee. Oxygen, salt and water have no effect on HDPE, it is not affected by the ravages of time.

It does not need to be painted, or anti-fouled.

Our flotation system will never need to be removed from the water for maintenance or cleaning, unlike all other boat hulls. Simply put: HDPE offers zero corrosion, zero maintenance

The exterior of our River Pods can be clad in various materials from natural cedar wood to composite wood effect panels and profile cladding.

All come in a choice of colour finish

Every River Pod houseboat is built in the UK and is unique, no two will ever look identical!

Website 

Contact email 

Pullens Barn
Lamberhurst Road
Horsmonden
Kent TN12 8ED

Telephone: +44 (0) 1892 834435
Mobile: +44 (0) 7595 583677

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River pods

Westsail 42 – Phuket Thailand

WESTSAIL 42

“KUAY” #31
1976 Factory Finished – Document # 568 566
Hull# WSSF 0031 0175
Basic Specifications
LOA 42′-11″
LWL 33′-4″
Draft 5′ 8″
Displacement 32,000 lbs.
Ballast 11,000 lbs.
Sail Area 1000 sq. ft.
Perkins 4-236 d85 HP- diesel
Beam 13′-0″
Fuel capacity: 190 gal
Water capacity: 200 gal

COMMENTS:
The boat was purchased from the first owner 1976 – 1982 with only 172 hours on the engine. The lubrication oil has been changed religiously every 100 – 150 hours for the past 35 years. Run good, no smoke or excess oil usage.

ACCOMMODATIONS:
Realistically 4 – 6

DECK & HULL:
Stainless steel rails 360 around boat. Upgraded windows… both main & aft cabins for all points ventilation, nice!

GALLEY:
Shipmate 3-burner propane stove/oven
Adler-Barbour refrigeration with separate Adler-Barbour freezer unit.
Microwave oven
Double S/S sink
11 gallon hot water heater tank.
ENGINE and MACHINERY:
85 HP Perkins 4.236
Phazor, 3.5 KW generator set

Westsail PLUMBING:
Two heads
Watermaker – Little Wonder makes 200 Gals in 24 hours
Day fuel tank that services both generator set and main engine
Note: All three diesel fuel tanks have just been replaced. Made of 316 stainless steel as of 2016.
ELECTRICAL:
New Electrical Panel
Balmar 165Amp Alternator w/Balmar regulator.
Batteries new, 1,000 AH, new in 2016.
Solar Panels 4 each produce up to 24 Amps/Hr. of course depending on Sol.

ELECTRONICS:
Decca Radar 48 mile
Simrad… Auto Pilot (with spare)
Sounder
Wind speed & wind direction indicator
Electronic charts for the world with computer. Also paper charts
MAST & RIGGING:
Re-furbished & replaced in 2001, painted again in 2016.
SAILS:
By Shatthauer in Seattle in 2000
Full set with spinnaker/drifter
GROUND TACKLE:
60 lb. CQR and 35 lb. CQR anchors
Two chain & rode… main 250′ and 125′ on deck reel
Spare chain & rode
SAFETY:
DBC 6 man life raft
EPIRB G5 406
EXTRAS:
Hard Dodger
Hydro Vane steering added in 2009
Carib 11′ dinghy with 15 HP Mercury outboard motor
On board tools and spare parts
Smart Find Plus

LOCATION: Phuket, Thailand. Close in Langkawi, (a day and a half sail from Phuket, Thailand). 

PRICE: to sell… $75,000. USD  –  Westsail 42

CONTACT: Anderson -Cell Phone: +1 (808) 989-7674 USA