Judy Boyer Sailboat February 09th, 2018 - 09:51:01
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.
This fascinating hobby is enjoyed by people of all ages around the world. Model boat building is almost as old as recorded history, and examples dating back to Phoenician and Ancient Egyptian times may be found in museums. Although model sailboats were originally made for ceremonial or religious purposes, early examples have also been found that appear to have been made just for fun. For many years scale boat models were also used in boatyards instead of drawings, to explain what was required to craftsmen who did not know how to read drawings. Radio (RC) controlled model sailboat building has become a popular hobby throughout the world thanks to greater disposable income and increased leisure time. Modern technology has made it possible for anybody with funds and access to open water to own and operate a remote controlled sailboat that looks and behaves like the real thing.
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.
Most sailboats are fiberglass these days, but if you are looking for a really strong sailboat, you are likely to choose steel or aluminum. Fiberglass is fine for normal use, but if you are going cross oceans, or give your sailboat a hard life, metal is best. They are also good materials if you want to get your own design of sailboat built. The reason aluminum or steel are best is that metals are both strong and stiff, and when hit really hard, they bend - fiberglass and even the most advanced composites will break, and even shatter. Then the sailboat will almost certainly sink. A sailboat with a dent in the hull can keep going.