Showing posts from October, 2018

From one boat to another?

I was quite certain I would end up buying the Islander Freeport 36 down in Rio Dulce, Guatemala.  I had an offer to purchase price much below the asking price and the location was good as it is where I plan to keep the boat much of the year..hurricane season. Granted I had hoped to find a boat closer to Duluth but was planning to head south in a year or 2 anyway.  I searched online for a bluewater sailboat on the Great Lakes in my price range without success. I widened my search range and found several Tayana 37s and several Islander Freeport my price range.  Both of these sailboats were designed by well known and respected Robert Perry.  Needless to say, being a true bluewater boat, a Tayana 37 was my preference between it and the Islander Freeport 36 just in case I might want to eventually cross oceans?  Two Tayana 37s stood out as both in my price range and in great shape with a list of extras. However, they were not ideally located.  One was in Antigua in the lesser Anti…