Hardly surprising because in a bad economy/faux recovery world there are simply a lot of folks who can't afford to have a boat. So, as a result, a lot of them are selling them for pennies on the dollar.
For us, dear reader, this is no bad thing.
Take this ad for instance...
Selling our cal 2-27, set up for cruising.. makes a really sweet gunkholer for the bay
Big boat for the size. all LED house and running lighting (uses next-to-no power), one 185watt solar panel and another 10 watt panel, keeps batteries well-charged. Navik self-steering windvane (worth 1000 bucks itself) which works great. awesome stereo with cockpit speakers as well as cabin speakers, and a 12" JBL subwoofer with remote which shakes the whole marina when turned up. radar works good. New memory-foam mattress in main cabin sleeps two very comfortably. two new house batteries. ferryman 13hp diesel which runs but should be serviced by a mechanic (it's running hot). New deck paint with anti-slip. over-sized genuine danforth anchor with over-sized chain and rode (holds very strong even in powerful winds and currents--tried and proven in the delta), with a manual windlass. Roller-furling. Dodger. New rudder. Outboard motor bracket on back. force 10 BBQ. VHF radio masthead antenna, various cushions etc.
This boat's in pretty good condition, sound structurally. could be sailed to mexico and beyond with the following improvements: tune-up on the engine, running rigging improved (previous owner started but didn't finish), electrical water pump serviced or replaced.
As of now, she would make a very sweet liveaboard for the right person or couple, and she's a joy to gunkhole around the bay in. She's in Emeryville and the slip should be transferable to the right person.. great marina with a great community in a great location.
Asking $6,500 but am motivated. Also could knock off $1,000 if we take off the Navik windvane...
Small boat well equipped that only needs a bit of cash, some sweat equity, and fine tuning. The surprise is, in the current market, this is actually considered a bit pricey.
So, your excuse to not go cruising is what again?