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Old 16-09-2017, 14:43   #811
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Re: Boats Less Than $30K Recent Noteworthy Finds

Allied Chance 30-30

LOA = 30 feet
Year = 1972

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Asking Price

Asking Price reduced on 9/12/17 to $4,838.

(This boat was previously listed for almost twice that.)

LOCATION = Lewisville Lake, The Colony, Texas (INLAND) North of Dallas Texas.

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For Sale Ad Listing

Allied Chance 30-30, 1972, Lewisville Lake, The Colony, Texas, sailboat for sale from Sailing Texas, yacht for sale
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Specifications

Overall length: 30'6"
Waterline length: 25'
Beam: 10'
Displacement: 11,200 pounds
Ballast: 6,500 pounds
Draft: 5'3"
Keel style: fin
Sail area: 459 s.f.
Fuel: 25 gallons,
Water: 40 gallons
Headroom: 6'3"
Designer: Britton Chance
Theoretical Hull speed: 6.7
Displacement to Waterline ratio: 320
Beam to Length ratio: .328
Sail Area to Displacement ratio: 14.701

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I have NO connection to this boat or the boat's seller or owner. I am sharing the information here because it may help someone find a boat they can afford. CAVEAT EMPTOR!
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Old 16-09-2017, 15:03   #812
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Re: Boats Less Than $30K Recent Noteworthy Finds

Valiant 40 Pilot House

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Steady's Notes

I like Pilot House boats. But some more than others. This one does have an inside steering position (shown in photos below), but I do wonder about the visibility from that position.

The sale ad linked below has much detailed information about the boat and gear. It includes an almost new Bimini, Solar Panels over the Bimini, and an Arch at the stern.

Anyone considering buying a Valiant 40 should do some research on the boat model. The Valiant was a popular boat design, and much has been written about them. As with any boat "Caveat Emptor!"
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Specifications

LOA = 40'
Year =
Location = Kemah Texas (near Houston)

Asking Price = Price reduced 8/30/17 to $25,000

This is the lowest price I have ever seen for a Valiant 40.

Was previously listed at $35K

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For Sale Ad Listing

Valiant 40 Pilothouse, 1981, Kemah Boardwalk Marina, Texas, sailboat for sale from Sailing Texas, yacht for sale

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Boat Review

http://www.jordanyachts.com/archives/929
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Photos I post are for ILLUSTRATIVE purposes!

NOTE: I will include photos of this model or type of boat to ILLUSTRATE the boat design. Not all of the photos I post in a profile such as this are from a single boat, nor necessarily from the boat that is linked with a current sale price. I do this in order to ILLUSTRATE this type or model of boat.

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My Disclaimers and A Few Requests

I have no financial or other connection to this boat or the seller.
I have not seen this boat in person, nor have I sailed on it.
As with any boat, it is a good idea to research the design to learn about how they sail, common problems and owner opinions.
As with any boat, it is smart to have a qualified yacht surveyor perform a survey of the boat to assess its condition.
I am posting this to help others find boats. This one caught my eye, and I hope this thread helps others find a good fit for them.
I hope this thread proves helpful to CF Members. If so, let me know, as it is nice to know the time spent on it has helped others.
IF you purchase this boat, let me know (a PM would be OK).
IF you purchase this boat, I would enjoy seeing it, or going for a sail on it, if I am ever in your area. Or, if you own a similar or sister boat send me a PM. I enjoy sailing on a wide variety of boats and would like to get some time on many designs, including this one.

Good luck on your boat hunt!
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Old 16-09-2017, 15:18   #813
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Re: Boats Less Than $30K Recent Noteworthy Finds

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Valiant 40 Pilot House

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Steady's Notes

The sale ad linked below has much detailed information about the boat and gear. It includes an almost new Bimini, Solar Panels over the Bimini, and an Arch at the stern.
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Specifications

LOA = 40'
Year =
Location = Kemah Texas (near Houston)

Asking Price = Price reduced 8/30/17 to $25,000

Was previously listed at $35K

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For Sale Ad Listing

Valiant 40 Pilothouse, 1981, Kemah Boardwalk Marina, Texas, sailboat for sale from Sailing Texas, yacht for sale

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Boat Review

http://www.jordanyachts.com/archives/929
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NOTE: I will include photos of this model or type of boat to ILLUSTRATE the boat design. Not all of the photos I post in a profile such as this are from a single boat, nor necessarily from the boat that is linked with a current sale price. I do this in order to ILLUSTRATE this type or model of boat.
Hello, everyone,
Between 1976 and 1981, fire retardant additives were added to the epoxy resin used in the manufacture of Valiant 40's. Most, but not all, of these boats developed blisters, in both the hull and the deck houses. So, with this boat (above), be very careful to not buy swiss cheese.


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Old 16-09-2017, 15:29   #814
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Re: Boats Less Than $30K Recent Noteworthy Finds

This looks clean at 17,900. A 30' Catalina on eBay.

https://m.ebay.com/itm/272848700306
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Old 16-09-2017, 15:42   #815
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Hello, everyone,
Between 1976 and 1981, fire retardant additives were added to the epoxy resin used in the manufacture of Valiant 40's. Most, but not all, of these boats developed blisters, in both the hull and the deck houses. So, with this boat (above), be very careful to not buy swiss cheese.
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I know about one of these boats and they live with it's condition. He says about every 5 years he has to fix it again. The thinking is, you have a really super boat for not much money.
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Re: Boats Less Than $30K Recent Noteworthy Finds

Aloha 32

32.5' Ouyang Boat Works Aloha 32
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This boat was listed before, but I see another new posting (October 2017) of the ad with an Asking Price of $25,000 with "Make me an offer."

The photos of the boat show a nice looking boat, in what appears to be good condition.

The seller is selling it with all of the cruising gear aboard. This is an extensive list, and includes RADAR, Windlass, Autopilot, SOLAR panel, Inverter, Honda Generator, arch, 8 foot dinghy with sail kit, SSB Transciever, dishes, tools, etc.

The Universal Diesel engine is relatively new (2014) with new transmission too (2017). (See ad for verification)

I like what I see in the photos. There are more photos showing the interior and cockpit and details on the linked page.

This boat design has a bolt-on keel. The owner said in response to a question that the keel is "lead, bolted to lead."
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Location
The ad says the boat is on the ICW and moving. It also says the boat is on the hard in a Charleston marina. So, it is not clear where the boat is now. Contact the seller.

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Specifications from Sale Ad Listing

Aloha 32, designed by Mark Ellis, Hull No. 41, built by Ouyang Boat Works, Whitney Ontario, 1984, USCG Document No. 689807
Displacement: 9,800 lbs, Ballast: 4,000 lbs
Length: 32 5, Beam: 1010, Draft: 4 9, Height: 46, Hull speed: 6.7 knots
Sloop, Keel stepped mast, Extended fin bolted keel, Wheel steering, Ritch Compass, 3 halyards, topping lift, reefing and outhaul internal and lead to
Cockpit
Sails: Main sail: 213 sq ft, Genoa 464 sq ft bent on, spinnaker, serviceable main, storm jib stowed forward, Harken headsail roller furler
Engine: Universal diesel M25XPB (2014), Transmission: ZF15MIV (2017)
Fuel tank: 24 gal, Fuel tank: 19 gal, Water tanks: 72 gal, Holding tank: 36 gal
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Link to Ad with contact info for owner. FSBO
http://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/64883
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All photos in this post are from THIS ad for THIS boat. There are more photos of this boat via the link above.

I have added a line drawing of the profile of this boat design, and a cutaway illustration.
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I have no financial or other connection to this boat or the seller.
I have not seen this boat in person, nor have I sailed on it.
As with any boat, it is a good idea to research the design to learn about how they sail, common problems and owner opinions.
As with any boat, it is smart to have a qualified yacht surveyor perform a survey of the boat to assess its condition.
I am posting this to help others find boats. This one caught my eye, and I hope this thread helps others find a good fit for them.
I hope this thread proves helpful to CF Members. If so, let me know, as it is nice to know the time spent on it has helped others.
IF you purchase this boat, let me know (a PM would be OK).
IF you purchase this boat, I would enjoy seeing it, or going for a sail on it, if I am ever in your area. Or, if you own a similar or sister boat send me a PM. I enjoy sailing on a wide variety of boats and would like to get some time on many designs, including this one.
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The Aloha 32 looks like a scaled down version of a Niagara 35. Both designs by Mark Ellis. They are decent sailors.
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Re: Boats Less Than $30K Recent Noteworthy Finds

$15,000 Also in Texas, Classic Tartan 34, keel and skeg rudder version
Looks very nice, tho the ad is pre-hurricane



Tartan 34, 1975, Waterford marina, Kemah, Texas, sailboat for sale from Sailing Texas, yacht for sale
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Old 12-10-2017, 18:34   #819
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$15,000 Also in Texas, Classic Tartan 34, keel and skeg rudder version
Looks very nice, tho the ad is pre-hurricane



Tartan 34, 1975, Waterford marina, Kemah, Texas, sailboat for sale from Sailing Texas, yacht for sale
looks like gas engine from controls and no roller furling
no mention of gear or electronics
I'll bet the boat does not look like that now!

seems overpriced
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looks like gas engine from controls and no roller furling
no mention of gear or electronics
I'll bet the boat does not look like that now!

seems overpriced
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The listing states it has a 25 gallon diesel tank under the port settee. Engine hours are stated as 3125. No other engine information though.
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Old 18-10-2017, 08:27   #821
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I sat this past weekend hiding behind the dodger, somewhat protected from 40 knot winds and rain. It was made a bit worse by looking across the marina at my parents' 36' Nautilus 36 Pilothouse, where one could sit comfortably and warm watching the waves of incoming storms.

The PH design makes a lot of sense in the Great Lakes. Not only the novelty of watching the nasty weather without being bottled up below decks, it extends the season comfortably.

Wife and I are in the market for a new old boat, and a PH design is high on the list. On a whim I checked YW for Nautilus 36, which typically are listed over $50,000 and lo and behold, there's one on Lake Ontario listing just over $30,000!!! I contacted the broker Greg Stratychuk of North South Nautical Group, who responded that night (at 9:30pm!!) He gave me the skinny on this boat; while the survey isn't comprehensive, it sounds like the boat is in good condition, and the owner is eager to sell- as obvious from the price.

Wife is inclined to want a larger PH for live-aboard, so sadly the wonderful Nautilus 36 is off the list. So if you want a solid built, well finished boat suited for comfort in cold weather, here it is:

1980 Nautilus Pilothouse Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
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She looks nice! They are balsa cored hulls so get a competent surveyor! Good luck!
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Catalina 30

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1. From the photos, this boat appears to be in good condition, with a clean interior.
2. Appears to be missing the stove.
3. Has an Atomic 4 gasoline engine.

The sale ad linked below has much detailed information about the boat and gear.
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LOA = 30'
Year = 1977
Location = Annapolis MD

Asking Price = $6,500 OBO

At the time of this posting, this boat is listed for sale. If you read this long after this post was made, it may still be for sale or not. In any case, the price is posted here to illustrate the market price for this type of boat in this condition.

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http://www.sailboatlistings.com/photographs/68393
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Photos I post are for ILLUSTRATIVE purposes!

All of these photos are from the linked boat. There are more photos via the link.
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I have no financial or other connection to this boat, the owner, or the seller.
I have not seen this boat in person, nor have I sailed on it. But I would like to sail on one.
As with any boat, it is a good idea to research the design to learn about how they sail, common problems and owner opinions.
As with any boat, it is smart to have a qualified yacht surveyor perform a survey of the boat to assess its condition.
I am posting this to help others find boats. This one caught my eye, and I hope this thread helps others find a good fit for them.
I hope this thread proves helpful to CF Members. If so, let me know, as it is nice to know the time spent on it has helped others.
IF you purchase this boat, let me know (a Private Message would be OK).
IF you purchase this boat, I would enjoy seeing it, or going for a sail on it, if I am ever in your area. Or, if you own a similar or sister boat send me a PM. I enjoy sailing on a wide variety of boats and would like to get some time on many designs, including this one.

Good luck on your boat hunt!
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Saw this listed today in the CF classified.

Tartan 33

1981

Asking Price = $10,000

Location Florida


Looks good to me, from a few photos, with a rebuilt engine, 2005 main and spars, nice interior, Bimini, and an asking Price of $10,000.

More details here in this thread

For Sale: 1981 Tartan 33 - Cruisers & Sailing Forums
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https://norfolk.craigslist.org/boa/d...331551015.html

Can anyone provide some info on the above boat? I'm looking at buying my first sail boat and living on her while I fix it up a bit. I have found some information on the boat but can't seem to find too much.

Looking at getting some insight into the quality of the boat and the cost of the repairs listed.

Appreciate everyone's input.
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