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Old 13-12-2014, 08:52   #61
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Old 13-12-2014, 09:00   #62
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I really don't understand folks who are wary about 100 year old wooden boats.


Or, did you all ever consider the wooden boats, many of which are over a hundred years old. And, here you're telling us about a teak deck with no signs of seepage or rot that you want to replace with plastic. I don't get it.


Stay in the housing game. You won't like the live aboard boat life, especially if you're still working and have personal hygiene to think about.
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Old 13-12-2014, 09:58   #63
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Hey. It's an Oyster 485. Classic Holman & Pye design. One of the most beautiful boats ever designed; floating sex. $60k? Pshaw. That's all?

Seriously, these boats are worth $400k or $500k, at least on this side of the pond. $60k to get the decks in order would be well worth it.
Golly! That's a good price for a good boat. Very pretty and upscale.


My mind is in a three suite schooner, and I wouldn't have anything but a wooden boat. Wrong guy to respond, except now that I've seen the Oyster, I have to say Dockhead's right.


My father and his second wife took a year to live-aboard while he was working. A prominent school administrator. He noticed, one day his beard was uneven; and he started shaving at work.


Then, he took some dry cleaning to work to take to the cleaners, finally he had a seven day wardrobe at the office.


That lasted a year and a half, then the profit and back to houses. Live-in fixer uppers, new builds, sell after 2 1/2 years. After 27 years of marriage they turned around 32 houses. And, one boat.


How does that differ? I'll say, "Cruising the world."


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Old 13-12-2014, 11:00   #64
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Or, did you all ever consider the wooden boats, many of which are over a hundred years old. And, here you're telling us about a teak deck with no signs of seepage or rot that you want to replace with plastic. I don't get it.
Wood boats, you love them or you don't. I've had one and prefer to spend my time onboard in other ways. Already have plenty to do keeping up with all the other boat jobs and for me keeping up with a lot of wood adds too much to the work load.



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Stay in the housing game. You won't like the live aboard boat life, especially if you're still working and have personal hygiene to think about.
I have lived on a boat at a mooring, managed a full time job and had no problems with personal hygiene; at least no one in the office seemed offended when I walked in. Maybe it helped that I have a boat with a separate shower stall. It took a little more time it would have in a house but most of the extra time was from the 2 mile trip to the dinghy beach and dragging the dinghy up to make sure the 6-9' tide didn't take it away before I got back.
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Yesterday we looked at a 2002 Sabre 452 that looked like it just came off the production line. It was almost as nice as the 2013 Sabre 456 we saw at the Annapolis Boat Show. Pretty much flawless. The 452 was in Washington state until recently when the owner shipped it to south Florida. My SO fell in love with it. As weird as this may seem, it was too perfect for me.
If you can get past the "too perfect for me" thing, make an offer. Sometimes boats are listed with a high price because they don't really want to sell (something to do with State Taxes I think) and sometimes they are just seeing what they can get.
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We saw the boat again yesterday. No doubt the decks need replacing, unless you don't mind your feet being impaled with teak barbs. At $80K+ to do the real thing, it's an expense hard to justify. And a lot more $$$ to get the thing ready to go cruising.

After we left, we stopped to get a bite to eat then walked the docks at a nearby marina. On one, we saw two guys working on a Sea Ray that had a new looking teak product on the swim platform. They were prepping the cockpit floor for the same product.

We stopped and asked them a lot of questions and checked out the swim platform installation. He said it was installed 6 months ago. It looked brand new. I guessed it to be about 1/4" thick. It has a roughness to it, like real wood, but wasn't quite as non-slip as real wood, though my test was with dry feet and a dry deck.

The installer said the product was called Eco Teak. (I may have spelled that wrong.) He said you can sand it and refresh the tone and sealant in 5 years or so. The cost was around $60/sq ft.

From about 10-15 feet away, you knew it wasn't real teak but you also knew it wasn't sheet goods. It had depth to its appearance. The installer said he's seeing more and more boats go with this product, but that may have just been a sales pitch.

For anyone interested, the company installing is Bogantec Marine in Weston Fl. If I got it right, the product is made by World Panel Products, also located in Florida. This is the link to their page with the product we saw: Bogantec Marine Panels

The installer said they come in with digital laser measuring equipment to make an exact replica of your existing deck. Then the panels are made up in their shop and installed on site. The Sea Ray swim platform looked to be 14-16 feet wide and he said that was laid down in one piece. Along the edges, I didn't see any signs of gaps that would allow water intrusion underneath.

It wasn't anything I'd say was everyone's answer to replacing real teak with an eco-friendly, less expensive product but I saw it as a potential candidate. Still, I feel more research is needed.
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Old 14-12-2014, 20:39   #67
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How about an Oyster 68 with new decks for £299,000 (that's about $470,000 in real money ).

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How about an Oyster 68 with new decks for £299,000 (that's about $470,000 in real money ).

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Dangit Skip.... I was tryin' to keep this one under the radar....

PS... Any chance you got a few spare shekels layin' around???
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Dangit Skip.... I was tryin' to keep this one under the radar....

PS... Any chance you got a few spare shekels layin' around???
If I cashed out everything and took out a second mortgage I think I could just afford the boat, what it would cost to prep it and still have enough left to go cruising.........................................




for about a week.

Maybe I should start a new thread, "How much does it cost to cruise on a 68' Oyster?".


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Since you ask, I do happen to have 5-10 New Shekels in a drawer someplace.
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Dangit Skip.... I was tryin' to keep this one under the radar....

PS... Any chance you got a few spare shekels layin' around???
By the way, don't you think you have enough boats already?

Don't get greedy. Leave a few for the rest of us. I only have six if you count dinghies and kayaks and I'm pretty sure I could use a couple more. A 68' Oyster would round out the collection nicely.
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If I cashed out everything and took out a second mortgage I think I could just afford the boat, what it would cost to prep it and still have enough left to go cruising.........................................

for about a week.

Maybe I should start a new thread, "How much does it cost to cruise on a 68' Oyster?".

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Since you ask, I do happen to have 5-10 New Shekels in a drawer someplace.
Yea... I don't have enough lunch money saved for this either...
I looked up New Shekels on ebay, and there's a lot of 10 with the bid already at $0.07.... So ...

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By the way, don't you think you have enough boats already?

Don't get greedy. Leave a few for the rest of us. I only have six if you count dinghies and kayaks and I'm pretty sure I could use a couple more. A 68' Oyster would round out the collection nicely.
Is this an intervention??? ... I'm getting fidgety... Maybe we could just go halfsies...

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I looked up New Shekels on ebay, and there's a lot of 10 with the bid already at $0.07.... So ...
Current exchange rate they're work about a quarter so you should bid. A few more deals like that and you'll be well on your way of buying that Oyster.

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Current exchange rate they're work about a quarter so you should bid. A few more deals like that and you'll be well on your way of buying that Oyster.

Thinking we should start a new organization, BA - Boataholics Anonymous.
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470,000x4= 1.88 million shekels...

Sounds like a pretty large pile....

If we start BA, maybe we can divert the focus away from us...
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