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Old 11-10-2010, 14:24   #16
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I feel your pain. I chickened out on buying a 27' Pacific Seacraft Orion because I wasn't quite ready to make a move, and have been kicking myself ever since! I really don't think I'll ever see a finer specimen than Chequamegon was.
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Old 11-10-2010, 14:43   #17
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I did buy an 1967 austin healy three thousand, what a POS. Entire electrical system protected by one 40 amp fuse. Ask me how I know this. Fun to drive but still could not get laid.

Anyway, do not use boat and investment in same paragraph. Get what you want forget the money it is down the tubes anyway.
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Old 11-10-2010, 16:15   #18
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It was great. Girlfriends for Africa in summer..... goddam cold and lonely in winter!
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Old 17-10-2010, 22:32   #19
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Yep, And it is the yawl "Good News" in Kemah that I'm talking about. Very pretty boat but it is priced very high (~2X the NADA price).
Sad to say, it's sold. This one hurt a lot. Very nice looking boat.
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If you go for an Alburg go for the Mk 2 1974 and after I own a 37 mk 1 very happy but more teak (mostly laminated ply) more maintenace. Great live aboard tons of storage. Forgiveing at the helm. Gally could of been laid out better but get rid of the nav table and your options to expand grow. Mizen mast is nice ton up against or hang things from. Cut it and it makes a great pole for a wind gen,radar dome ect.. Boats are pricey but worth it. She comes into her own 15 to 20 knots. Jusr be prepared to throw in your reefs early. All around safe comfortable classic.
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