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Old 27-02-2013, 14:55   #1
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63 Alberg 30

Aloha,

I'm going to look at this boat tmw. It's been liveaboard only for the last several years. Asking only $6500. I'm just looking to see if it good enough to spend the money on a survey. I've heard good things about the A30, though.

Moored in the infamous Keehi Lagoon. Home of cutthroats, pirates and brigands, and crack heads.

If I don't report back, please alert the authorities.

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Old 27-02-2013, 16:06   #2
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Re: 63 Alberg 30

Hi neighbor ... I'm the next dock over from said pirates. Don't know anything about the boat in question but best of luck.
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Old 27-02-2013, 16:30   #3
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Ainadude,

It's on a mooring in the harbor.

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Old 27-02-2013, 16:59   #4
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Re: 63 Alberg 30

It's been up for sale for a while, looks good in the (1) picture in the ad. I like the external chainplates. I'd be interested to hear what you find, just out of curiosity.
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Old 27-02-2013, 18:50   #5
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KTA,

What picture?

I just saw one ad on CL with no photo.

I haven't see it advertised other than that one ad.

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Old 27-02-2013, 18:57   #6
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Re: 63 Alberg 30

seems cheap for an A30. Don't be expecting bristol condition for that. (maybe 3x that) The are sound and sail well as a class though. Good Luck!
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Old 27-02-2013, 19:16   #7
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Bluemoose,

My main concern is that it is safe to sail now without putting thousands in. I don't care what it looks like, or even the creature comfort aspects. Decent rigging, no leaks, and that the Atomic 4 that runs decent.

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Old 27-02-2013, 20:19   #8
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KTA,

What picture?

I just saw one ad on CL with no photo.

I haven't see it advertised other than that one ad.

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I can't be sure it's the same one, but there has been an early model A30 for sale in HI for at least a couple months for $6500. I've seen it on craigslist previously. It sounds like the same boat - the ad used to have a photo. The boat had the chainplates mounted externally to the sides of the hull.
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Old 27-02-2013, 20:41   #9
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Thanks for the info.
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Old 28-02-2013, 04:25   #10
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Re: 63 Alberg 30

Commission a survey. An original A4 in seawater since '63 is maybe not so good...unless it has a freshwater circuit. But a rebuilt one from, say, since 2000 is probably fine.

A survey will reveal major defects if any. Expect rot in the stringers, etc. It really depends on how well they've kept the boat up for sailing purposes. Liveaboards tend, in my experience, not to, i.e. worn halyards, seized winches and sheaves, cracked blocks, etc. This is not always the case, but some boats never move and their ability to do so is reflected in the state of the rigging.
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Old 28-02-2013, 11:59   #11
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Turns out it is the original 1963 (JFK admin) Atomic 4. No fresh water curcuit.

Think I'll pass on this one as it's beginning to sound like an inactive relic. Literally hasn't been sailed in 3 years.

Thanks for all the replies though.

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