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Old 09-10-2015, 19:45   #16
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Re: Advice Re: Yankee 26

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Old 12-10-2015, 07:36   #17
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Re: Advice Re: Yankee 26

Hard to go wrong at $3,500 if you can do the work to restore her.

I believe Yankee had a generally good reputation as a builder.

Hal Roth was plagued by a leaky hull-to-deck joint on Whisper. He wound up glassing over it inside and out. If you're going to work on the deck and paint the topsides anyway, this repair might work for you as well.

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A pretty solid base project boat from what I saw, if one has the time and $. Although the pictures in the ad are not representative of it.
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Thanks for all the input. I am considering a revised deal without the Yanmar, since I just can't afford to have it installed right now. I am thinking of buying the boat for $2,000. Then i'd have some work done on the keel, bottom paint, and have someone work on the Vire 7 that is in there now. If that can't be started up, I'd get an outboard for the time being. Any thoughts?
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Re: Advice Re: Yankee 26

$2K is a fair offer methinks. Problem only arises in where would it be kept while doing the work? Without trailer storage can get pretty steep real fast in our area.
Here is a rig posted locally recently that seems decent, as far as an Ericson goes: Ericson 27 - Rigged for Cruising - $3000
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Re: Advice Re: Yankee 26

That deal is hard to beat. And though I don't have anything specifically against Ericsons, IMO it is a better boat than the Ericson.
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Re: Advice Re: Yankee 26

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Thanks for all the input. I am considering a revised deal without the Yanmar, since I just can't afford to have it installed right now. I am thinking of buying the boat for $2,000. Then i'd have some work done on the keel, bottom paint, and have someone work on the Vire 7 that is in there now. If that can't be started up, I'd get an outboard for the time being. Any thoughts?
The Yanmar for an extra $1500 is a huge deal. You may be sorry.
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Re: Advice Re: Yankee 26

Second getting the Yanmar if it is in good condition. A new one will run you easily more than $6,000. Even if you don't install it now, you'll have it for when you get round to it. Make a nice conversation piece in your living room. A 2 hp outboard will get you in and out of the slip and they are available cheap in the interim. Had a Columbia 26 and only used the engine once in a year to get home. Sailed the boat every weekend and usually during the week and many trips to Maui Would sail the boat to the slip and use the engine only to maneuver into the slip. Had an upwind slip and often sailed into the slip after gaining a little experience. One caution, that was in Hawaii with very reliable tradewinds so virtually no days without some wind.

Of course, that gets back to do you need an inboard at all?? If you aren't going anywhere, an outboard, even a small one, will do just fine. If Mexico or other regular trips to the Channel islands are in your plans, a diesel inboard would be really nice to have. Outboards don't do well if there is any sea running and can be cantankerous exposed to the elements hanging off the back of the boat.
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