Links to CL boats in Puget Sound/Salish Sea under 5k

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Starting a list of boats under 5k in my area. There’s no way I can keep this fully updated, so sorry I’m advance for dead links. Feel free to add to the list or ask questions. I’m not endorsing any of these specifically, but if one catches your eye,
I’m totally here to help dissect it with you.

Spread your wings and sail on!

https://bellingham.craigslist.org/boa/d/bellingham-26-haida-sailboat/6781249654.html

https://bellingham.craigslist.org/boa/d/anacortes-cheoy-lee-offshore-28/6791776472.html

https://bellingham.craigslist.org/boa/d/bellingham-41-gulfstar-winter-project/6753377322.html

https://bellingham.craigslist.org/boa/d/ferndale-san-juan-30/6804709905.html

https://skagit.craigslist.org/boa/d/anacortes-cc-30-sailboat-make-offer/6803287020.html

https://olympic.craigslist.org/boa/d/port-townsend-wooden-sailboat-23/6805262475.html

https://olympic.craigslist.org/boa/d/oak-harbor-1980-catalina-27-motivated/6791788797.html

https://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/boa/d/bainbridge-island-public-auction-28/6803161704.html

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/d/ocean-shores-30-ft-pearson-flyer/6808110122.html

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/d/25-ft-coronado-weekend-cruiser/6816297833.html

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/boa/d/snohomish-sailboat-32/6814092536.html

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/d/portland-1963-choey-lee-frisco-flyer/6814300748.html

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/d/seattle-contessa-26/6814788026.html

I’ll keep adding more to this as I find them. I may start a 10k thread too since 10k is about as obtainable for a couple as 5k for a solo sailor. But for now, this is a good starting point.

If you want to talk about a specific boat, please add a link to your reply so I don’t have to dig around too much to find the boat in question.

Fair winds all.

Cheers,
Crow
 

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That 23' for $200 (that the owner is threatening to make into kindling) might be a bit of a challenge!
Also, I know everyone loves V-berths but I was always partial to an aft cabin...
 
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That 23' for $200 (that the owner is threatening to make into kindling) might be a bit of a challenge!
Also, I know everyone loves V-berths but I was always partial to an aft cabin...
Yeah lol. Good parts boat if someone ended up needing wood or bits ha!

Aft cabins are nice but they shove the cockpit forward closer to the spray...for me, it’s all about the boat being handled in a seaman like fashion. Accommodations are my lowest priority actually. I just need 6’-6” to lie down in, some where to cook, some heat, and a bucket to piss in. I long ago abandoned the notion of dragging shore side comfort into my boats, and once accustomed to it, I don’t even miss it.

I know I’m in a super minority tho haha.

Cheers,
Crow
 
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That 23' for $200 (that the owner is threatening to make into kindling) might be a bit of a challenge!
Also, I know everyone loves V-berths but I was always partial to an aft cabin...
The Nor’Sea 27 comes to mind. If you don’t know it, check it out. Lyle Hess (fucking legend) design, trailerable, comes in both an aft cockpit and aft cabin model. Pretty cool on a 27’ boat!

Cheers,
Crow
 
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The Nor'Sea 27!!! When I saw the specs, I knew that you were right! Crow knows all...
 

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Damn seeing this makes me miss living up there.In my early 20s I lived in an an old admirals barge.Was amazingly comfortable.Miss those days.
 
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Found this today. I remember when it changed hands last time...I checked it out in person maybe 2 years ago? A very worthwhile project. Bruce Roberts design. One of his better ones (he is best know for his “Spray” replica line, but the Tom Thimb is a great small, proven, bluewater boat.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/d/auction-24-steel-sailboat/6818983921.html


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Crow
She has a certain mini-battleship aesthetic...
A flagship for the Anarchist Navy of the Sound....!
 

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This video is more proof!!!

I had the privilege of playing a mentoring role in this story in two ways. One,
(which is the theme of this thread) by sharing the knowledge that you can do incredible sailing journeys on very cheap boats and, two, by giving tips on the buying processs of the boat which can be a tricky affair for the newcomer.

Keep in mind that the boat is the cheap part. Boat gear and all the bits and pieces you need will end up costing more than what you paid initially. Yes you can dumpster dive level a good number of projects and some to a home depot level but others will absolutely have to be bullet proof where saving money shouldn't matter.

In regards to the boat buying process, if one is in the area considering some linked in the original post, my advice is to look at ALL of them. See as many boats as possible. Make it a full time job. Every boat will teach you something. From the designer that started with the lines, the yard that gave it shape and to all of the previous owners who made their mark with upgrades, each boat is a unique response to solving all of the challenges a boat represents. By looking at boat after boat for sale and hearing explanation after explanation, one will become accustomed to certain specific problems and the incredible variety of answers each boat represents as a way to overcome them. Take notes, or photos. It is an involved learning process. And one of the great things about this knowledge is there is no other way to get it!
 
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Excellent post man! All solid advice that obviously comes from a place of experience.

I should mention, if anyone needs help looking at boats, I’m totally available. All I ask is that my travel expenses be covered, (I’m broke too haha) but that’s it. I’d give as much free help and advice as I can!

Cheers,
Crow
 

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