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Old 28-10-2012, 11:12   #61
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Sailing with you must be entertaining.........
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Sailing with you must be entertaining.........
It's modestly sized but I like to think my little double ender is a good time.
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I actually picked up an islander bahama 24,,, for the total cost of $10. yes there are NO missing zeros. new spreaders, sails, paint, radio, gps, lights and electrics plus a 6hp ob. in total into it for 3210.. we do have a grill, have spent some nights on it, but a respectable head would be nice,, says the wife,,,,,
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I actually picked up an islander bahama 24,,, for the total cost of $10. yes there are NO missing zeros. new spreaders, sails, paint, radio, gps, lights and electrics plus a 6hp ob. in total into it for 3210.. we do have a grill, have spent some nights on it, but a respectable head would be nice,, says the wife,,,,,
Nice little boat. Enjoy it as much as possible because you won't get the 3K back.
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Nice little boat. Enjoy it as much as possible because you won't get the 3K back.
Why wouid you feel the need to rain on this guys good fortune. If anyone buys a boat expecting to make money, they are a fool. Even if he is only able to sell it for what he's put into it, he's made a profit in the fun of owning the boat. No reason to make an obvious point that he may not get back what he's put into it.
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Why wouid you feel the need to rain on this guys good fortune. If anyone buys a boat expecting to make money, they are a fool. Even if he is only able to sell it for what he's put into it, he's made a profit in the fun of owning the boat. No reason to make an obvious point that he may not get back what he's put into it.
You are right as always, Cap. My bad. Apologies to the poster as well.

My thinking was that there are fully-outfitted boats being sold for nothing these days. This is a hard boat to beat for minimalist sailing.
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xaftmf. I have a Del Rey 24. Same hull, boat as yours. I have a marine head. It is mounted at the v in the v berth.
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Agree with most all of the posts above...clearly lots of wisdom and experience by the various posters. It should be recognized however,that the way a boat is to be used can do much to skew what I would consider minimalist . I also think that many items mentioned suggest a pairing with others to allow the 'minimalism' to function.

No motor should be consider paired with a very handy craft with light air capability.

A couple should be paired with a larger craft,shower,more storage etc.

A commuter going to a day job too would benefit from a proper shower ,standing headroom,shoreside storage, internet,mail address,etc.,

A footlose and EXPERIENCED single-hander could get by with less than most since he/she need not consider others and let the veneer of civilization lapse and would probably want a handy craft,good sails and more books and rum.

I'm not cruising far afield these days and have a fine home for most of the year so I can endure what others may consider privation (1 year no motor,another with "bucket and chuckit" ,cruises with extensive deferred maintenance) all the while feeling luxurious in my freedom and knowledge of having all I want /need onboard .

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Nice write up Colonel Kurtz............
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Whoo hoo!... need not consider others. That's beautiful Cap. Some would say that's an awful thought but I'm not one of them.
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My boat is an old quarter ton racing yacht about 26 foot long 11 feet wide with a flat bottom and a tiny fin keel, all I have on board is a stove toilet 2 anchors and sails.To manouvre round I put a 5 hp outboard on the back.I wouldnt want to have anything less on board or it would not be comfortable or safe.I have a great time cruising around here in it just as much fun as anybody else probably more as I worry about it less.It also sails very well so hardly ever use the motor.
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