Boat Discriptions (Book or web site)

Boat Discriptions (Book or web site)

Post by Bill Hagoo » Sun, 21 Dec 1997 04:00:00


I haven't sailed for a number of years, (about 30) and am in the market for
a boat as a live aboard/cruiser.  When offering boats for sale in the paper
or on the web, people say "whatchamacalit 28" or "thingamagig 32".  This is
all very good, however, I haven't the slightest idea what they are talking
about.  Is there any good reference available that will give me some idea
what these boats are like.  It would save me a lot of looking at boats I
have no interest in.

 
 
 

Boat Discriptions (Book or web site)

Post by Brian Gran » Sun, 21 Dec 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> I haven't sailed for a number of years, (about 30) and am in the market for
> a boat as a live aboard/cruiser.  When offering boats for sale in the paper
> or on the web, people say "whatchamacalit 28" or "thingamagig 32".  This is
> all very good, however, I haven't the slightest idea what they are talking
> about.  Is there any good reference available that will give me some idea
> what these boats are like.  It would save me a lot of looking at boats I
> have no interest in.

Try

http://www.boatshow.com/

It is a commercial site but with a lot of worthwhile info for both power
and sail

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Boat Discriptions (Book or web site)

Post by Alan Malin » Sun, 21 Dec 1997 04:00:00

Bill, You might try what I did, and that was to go to the book store and
start thumbing through every boat mag and books I could find. Been doing
it for awhile now and I'm now able to reasonably recognize most boats
and whether I want to look at them further. It's an on going process, I
also check out the marinas in Miami and see how many boats I know and if
not I ask. Haven't meet too many people that don't want to talk about
their boat or someone else's.  Good luck  Alan

Quote:

> I haven't sailed for a number of years, (about 30) and am in the market for
> a boat as a live aboard/cruiser.  When offering boats for sale in the paper
> or on the web, people say "whatchamacalit 28" or "thingamagig 32".  This is
> all very good, however, I haven't the slightest idea what they are talking
> about.  Is there any good reference available that will give me some idea
> what these boats are like.  It would save me a lot of looking at boats I
> have no interest in.


 
 
 

Boat Discriptions (Book or web site)

Post by SOffe » Mon, 22 Dec 1997 04:00:00

Check out "Sailnet.com" , They have over 900 boats and their owners to contact
under BOATCHECK

 
 
 

Boat Discriptions (Book or web site)

Post by Rich » Mon, 22 Dec 1997 04:00:00

Bill re the "watchmacallit 32"  I suggest you look at a couple of boat sales
sites that have pictures with them.  I believe  www.traderonline is one of
them.   The Soundings page may also have pictures. Many class associations
have specs, pictures and more data than you could want about their favorite
I.e. Catalina, Cal, etc.  I know a simple picture won't help you select a
boat, but it will keep you from looking at some boats with no "dock appeal"

Quote:

>I haven't sailed for a number of years, (about 30) and am in the market for
>a boat as a live aboard/cruiser.  When offering boats for sale in the paper
>or on the web, people say "whatchamacalit 28" or "thingamagig 32".  This is
>all very good, however, I haven't the slightest idea what they are talking
>about.  Is there any good reference available that will give me some idea
>what these boats are like.  It would save me a lot of looking at boats I
>have no interest in.