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Old 07-07-2010, 07:57   #1
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Advice on Colvic Sea Rover 28

Hello, I'm a new member to the forum but I've been poking around the site fro a while.
I'm Seriously considering buying a 1970 28' colvic sea rover. It's got some serious damage to the transome where the self-steering vane ripped off, but the current owner repaired it and has cruised the carribean for over 10 years on the boat as is. There is also quite a but of cosmetic damage and the life-line stantions are a bit loose. Otherwise the boat is solid with no soft spots. There is no motor but it has a nice bracket. The boat has been moored for over 2 years without use. I have talked him down to $2500

The boat inlcudes:
1000 Autopilot
working radar
depth finder
radio
Windgenerator
old but working wiring
2 batterys
3 anchors
1 genoa -fair
1 working- fair
1 storm jib fair
full batten main- fair

I'm trying to get out of the fl panhandle and down to the oil free water of the carribean. The first off is, is it worth it? and second, with a small budget in mind what should I have done to the boat before I take off?
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:58   #2
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i dont know much about the construction of these boats, but at that price, if she is basically solid, you cant lose, good luck!
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:37   #3
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My Dad had one of these as his first "big boat".

From what I can remember it was stoutly built with an encapsulated keel and small bilge keels so she could dry out upright. The ballast was "Belfast confetti" aka steel punchings in resin, not very high tech to say the least.

The engine was a Volvo MD2, 12hp IIRC. Bog standard masthead rig, reasonable turn of speed down wind, but not so hot upwind, with that underwater profile she wasn't going to set the world on fire.

We had a lot of fun with her as a family. Two grown ups and a pair of ankle-biters. We sailed her in the Med.
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Old 14-07-2010, 17:33   #4
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Thanx ya'll, I new she must be strong because somebody sailed it down here to Florida from england. As for the keel, the previous owner supposedly rebuilt it with encapsulated lead. I dove the boat the other day-everything appeared to be in order, so I bought the boat- Now the proud owner of the Albatross, my first "big Boat"
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Old 16-11-2014, 06:03   #5
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Re: Advice on Colvic Sea Rover 28

Hello Albatross,

You will have many hours of pleasure once you own this Searover.

I would be interested to know its history and sail number you can contact me on this forum or email me direct at dwkbowen@outlook.com

If I can raise sufficient interest i may decide to ask the Eventide Owners Group to add your details of the Searover onto their web site.

Good Luck,

David Bowen.
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Re: Advice on Colvic Sea Rover 28

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My Dad had one of these as his first "big boat".

The ballast was "Belfast confetti" aka steel punchings in resin, not very high tech to say the least.
First time I've heard that phrase! Funny Stuff!
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First time I've heard that phrase! Funny Stuff!
I thought Belfast Confetti was shrapnel as in metal bits put in IED or pipe bombs used by IRA and others. Not my type of funny party popper.
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