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Old 27-11-2012, 16:15   #1
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Any ideas? we havent :(

Hey peeps, new to the forum and have probably posted this in the wrong place, if so i apologize. We are trying to find out what this little cruiser is, its between 16ft and 18ft that's all the info i have, if anyone has seen anything like it can they let me know, thanks in advance
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Old 27-11-2012, 17:12   #2
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Re: Any ideas? we havent :(

Look on the transom (that's the flat backside of the hull, in case you are REALLY new to boating). On the top, right side are some letters and numbers. Then, go to http://www.boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/hin.htm to investigate further. Good luck!
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Old 28-11-2012, 01:18   #3
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unfortunately there is nothing on the back. and yes i am really that new at boating. dont know if it akes any difference but im in the UK
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Old 28-11-2012, 01:42   #4
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Re: Any ideas? we havent :(

What Roy was hoping you could find was the hull id number which became required on all new boats after 1972 (I think that's the date). If you could have found that, it is a really simple search to get the make, model and year of build. Without it, it's just a guessing game.

Do you have an pics from the side, and ideas of length, width, ect... It helps a lot to be able to narrow down what it might be.
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Old 28-11-2012, 03:54   #5
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Coops.
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Old 28-11-2012, 04:07   #6
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Re: Any ideas? we havent :(

Coops hi and welcome. If you are thinking of turning that around and refitting it then I have some bad news, the costs will be far more than buying something up and running.

For example, Nathan is selling a Corribee 21ft yacht for 2500. Ignore the advertised price he won't get that and it's just up the road from you in Preston Marina.

Super Cheap Corribee OnKudu

Compared to a stripped hull, sails, mast and boom will cost you far more.

Also a well known brand of yacht will be much easier to get advice on for sizes of sails, rigging etc.

Some interesting moorings up the top of the Mersey on the Widness canal (I was looking on Google Earth the other day) or Liverpool Marina. Even the River Alt estuary at Crosby would be an option during the summer months for you. I come from Southport btw.

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Old 28-11-2012, 05:17   #7
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Its possibly just my old eyes. But I reckon that boats about 24ft.
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Old 28-11-2012, 05:23   #8
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i'll get a side pic off my phone later today. as for cost, the owner only wants 150 for it. not to bad considering there are no holes or leaks, and parts wise, that shouldn't be much of a problem as im giving myself a year to get it sorted, everyone needs a hobby
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Old 28-11-2012, 05:27   #9
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Looks somewhat like my old Princess 18:



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I loved her, but she was very light and I moved up to a steel keel yacht.
One great feature, she had twin bilge 'centreboards' leaving her with a flat floor, no centreboard case.
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unfortunately there is nothing on the back. and yes i am really that new at boating. dont know if it akes any difference but im in the UK

Really no HIN? These would be small letters/numbers, approx 3/4", impressed into the hull, usually not painted differently than the gel coat, and generally not legible from more than about 3' distance...

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Really no HIN? These would be small letters/numbers, approx 3/4", impressed into the hull, usually not painted differently than the gel coat, and generally not legible from more than about 3' distance...

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A UK boat, never seen a HIN number - I think a US thing.

150? that simply buys you a ticket into the game .

Personally I think OP would be better off (in time and cash) simply spending the money on beer .

I have no idea what that boat is, but looks like a sailing boat - and from the looks of her she is no more than an empty hull / shell (no hatches means either long ago stripped bare inside or will need to be), plus she will likely have some sort of drop keel - they don't like be left alone for many years with zero TLC. Add in that the mast and rigging are not fitted means that even if they are part of the deal that can't tell how knackered they are - so assume they are). The boat could swallow a few K simply to get her on the water, and easily a few more.

My advice is to have a look on Ebay and see what 500 or 1k will buy you - odds are strong it will be a far better (and cheaper) starting point.

And also remember to factor in the cost of moving her (a road legal trailer included?), storing somewhere whilst you work on her - and then mooring, in the unlikely event she ever sees the water again (some places are cheaper than others - many do not have instant availability).

All the above meant to be helpful - throwing money away is not the best way to start with boats, ideally it is best to build up to that slowly .
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This is the side view if its any help
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Old 28-11-2012, 09:28   #14
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I like it...but I'm a stray dog type. But as others have stated, she'll be a money pit. The only bad reason to get that boat is because it's "cheap". I WON'T BE when your done!
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Re: Any ideas? we havent :(

Although you pay more upfront, it is almost always less expensive in the long term to purchase a used boat that is in sailable condition. It is a buyers market for used boats since fiberglass never rusts or rots.
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