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Old 26-03-2016, 22:21   #46
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Re: 42' Spencer - possible livaboard/project boat?

Nick, this boat looks like a real contender for your purposes. Of course I've not seen it other than the posted photos but with a good survey it could be the one. And, as a plus, Newhaul (from his posts) seems to be both knowledgeable and a stand up guy.


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Old 26-03-2016, 22:25   #47
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Nick, this boat looks like a real contender for your purposes. Of course I've not seen it other than the posted photos but with a good survey it could be the one. And, as a plus, Newhaul (from his posts) seems to be both knowledgeable and a stand up guy.


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Old 26-03-2016, 22:30   #48
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Survey in Jan 2015 one issue. No CO detector and that was fixed the next day. Survey is available for review. On the vessel.
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Old 26-03-2016, 22:50   #49
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Ah you are in luck! Once a classic,always a classic.
Forgot to say that the Islander Bahama 24 is definitely accepted as a plastic classic anyway! My first boat, the Columbia 24, was a close cousin... great yet humble (if perhaps a bit homely) little boat.
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Forgot to say that the Islander Bahama 24 is definitely accepted as a plastic classic anyway! My first boat, the Columbia 24, was a close cousin... great yet humble (if perhaps a bit homely) little boat.
Don I knew that my lil wayfarer islander is the classic ( at least to me ) and you say homely I just say home. A bit short on head room but can't beat the costs of maintaining her. ( under 20 bucks in 7 years. Next year is standing rigging should be just under 300 bucks .
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Old 27-03-2016, 19:23   #51
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Been doing a lot of planning and a lot of thinking on this little adventure, will have something for you guys next week. xD
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Old 27-03-2016, 20:15   #52
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Hey nick happy easter.
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Don I knew that my lil wayfarer islander is the classic ( at least to me ) and you say homely I just say home. A bit short on head room but can't beat the costs of maintaining her. ( under 20 bucks in 7 years. Next year is standing rigging should be just under 300 bucks .
Ha! Didn't meant to insult your Islander! My ol' 24 was offered to me by a family friend when I was 20 or so and when I first saw her I thought she was, well, not very attractive. But over the 10 years I owned her (and lived on her occasionally!) I really came to love that goofy looking little boat. That high house was like having a hard dodger! When you think about how much those little boats can do for how little it costs to sail them... well there should be a metric for that! This is a shot of one from the Columbia site. My old 24 was trucked up to Flathead Lake and has been sailing there since '89.
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Ha! Didn't meant to insult your Islander! My ol' 24 was offered to me by a family friend when I was 20 or so and when I first saw her I thought she was, well, not very attractive. But over the 10 years I owned her (and lived on her occasionally!) I really came to love that goofy looking little boat. That high house was like having a hard dodger! When you think about how much those little boats can do for how little it costs to sail them... well there should be a metric for that! This is a shot of one from the Columbia site. My old 24 was trucked up to Flathead Lake and has been sailing there since '89.
I have seen that boat on Flathead.
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Hey nick happy easter.
Thanks, hope you guys had a good one!
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I have seen that boat on Flathead.
REALLY? How's she look? Haven't seen her since '89!
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REALLY? How's she look? Haven't seen her since '89!
I was on shore and she went sailing by, been a few years ago, not entirely sure its the same boat but looks really really familiar. This would have been... 1997?
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Nick,

You may be able to bring in a timber mast surveyor. One concern is that when someone painted it, it was in order to cover a spot that, through varnish, would have been easier to inspect. Sealing in moisture speeds the wood rot. Generally, the rot develops under metal fittings, so careful inspection at the spreaders, and at all fittings may reveal themselves. Look for bubbles in the paint, slight discoloration, and/or cracks. When you're really serious to find rot, you go "looking" with an ice pick, but cannot do this till you've bought the boat.

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Hey everyone! Thank you so much for all of your input!

Been crazy busy the last few days, just got done with the Mid America Trucking show.

I have started a thread that is going to be following my sailing adventure please check it out!

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Sailing adventures?...You bought a boat?
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