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Old 05-06-2010, 19:22   #1
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Buy this Boat and Put Me Out of My Misery !

I thought I'd start a thread for all the boats we would buy except for the fact we can't afford another one, don't have a use for another one, whatever the reason.

Here is mine. I even had a contract on it at one time but walked away due to deck issues I didn't want to tackle. But I just love the boat.

http://au.yachtworld.com/boats/1978/.../United-States
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Old 05-06-2010, 19:51   #2
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Hey doodles! Your boat was on one of my to consider to buy lists! Seriously.

I don't know where to start though. I have a huge number of contenders right now in different folders. Mostly, it has to do with price issue. Yes I see ones I could easily buy, but the ones that make me drool are a bit at the top of range. I could pay the cash but...writing that check...damn hard to see myself doing it. Best to wait and save.
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Very interesting boat. I may have to take a look when I am in Annapolis soon.

Doodles, can you say more about the deck issues?
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This was mine:

http://www.yachtbazaar.com/NelsonYac...&yachtid=21837

That is an old listing - we actually went on a sail with the original owner, who ended up surveying our present boat for us. He sold it maybe in 2008, and then it came up on the market again this year!! Thank god it sold again - such a pretty boat and I love Cold Molded boats in general.

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Old 05-06-2010, 20:23   #5
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Witz: I couldn't afford the maintenance on that puppy yet alone a car wash on it!

Wish it had some interior shots.
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Very interesting boat. I may have to take a look when I am in Annapolis soon.

Doodles, can you say more about the deck issues?
Sure. The hull is aluminum but the deck was a plywood core and there had been several areas of repairs most of which had been in the last few years. I could also see numerous additional areas that were going to need replacing. The previous repairs looked like they had been done well but I never looked into who did them. I walked away because I needed a boat to live on right then and I saw too much deck work and not enough time to deal with it. Also, there was not a good berth for a liveaboard couple. There are a couple settees and a large quarter berth but it was not big enough for the two of us and I'm a little over 6'. It had a wonderful galley though and the forepeak was a little workshop area that I would die for. Never got it surveyed but if there were no other major issues (remember its aluminum) and you had the time to get the deck repairs done I think you would have a fantastic boat. I understand the builder in Holland (Kestaloo) is top rate. They are asking $35K for it but our contract was for $30 and when we walked away they were willing to come down some more to keep the deal so I'd guess you could get it for $25k, maybe less. Its been for sale for a couple years but this is the first listing on the internet I seen or know of.
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Witz: I couldn't afford the maintenance on that puppy yet alone a car wash on it!

Wish it had some interior shots.
Here are some that I took when we first saw the boat.
http://www.witzgallphotography.com/images/salt/

Maintenance would not be too bad - it is cold molded, with little exterior teak. Still, it is a 47 foot boat, so much more than our current boat.

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Mine sold to some young couple now running her as a Charter again...Don't have to torcher myself anymore...I wish them all the happiness in the world aboard her.
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