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Old 14-06-2013, 20:23   #31
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I just posted over on classified. A Contessa 26 on the San Francisco Craigslist for $5K. Seems well equipped, but needs some work(like all boats). They are a great small ocean cruiser, if you are young and limber enough for the tight quarters._____Grant.
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Old 14-06-2013, 21:51   #32
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Old 18-06-2013, 04:19   #33
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Here's just the thing for anyone looking for a nice power cruiser:

230 feet LOA, 43 foot beam, 15 foot draft
Meticulously maintained.
Repowered and overhauled in 1986.
$60,000 opening bid. Auction closes June 27

Former Coast Guard cutter Storis up for auction - SFGate

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USCGC Storis (WMEC-38) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 18-06-2013, 07:43   #34
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Here is a 50' in Ga for $10,000 1973 Cecil Norris fiberglass cutter ketch 1973 Cecil Norris sailboat for sale in Georgia
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Old 24-06-2013, 07:37   #35
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coat of paint and a buff she will be right to go.......sort of

1991 Steel Roberts Mauritius 43 Ketch Auction (0005-7003709) | GraysOnline Australia
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shame, this ones a real beauty

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let's dig this out...anybody wants to get rid of a project boat?
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Old 15-11-2014, 21:05   #38
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Having been on the receiving end of one $400 boat and two free ones I can authoritatively state that the fears of free boat being a money pit are grossly overestimated. Well no more and often less than an expensive boat is a money pit.

If one has weekends free, is not afraid to get grease on one's elbows and is on friendly terms with a local boat junkyard most of those boats can be brought to life for suprisingly little effort (i.e. a really good scrubbing and cleaning and some here and there this and that) and not that much money.

But I also walked away from about a dozen or two of other free or next to free boats in various stages of derelict which were beyond my capacity to ressurect.
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Re: Cheap Yachts and Projects for sale / for free!

Here's one sounds like quite the deal: for $3,500
PEARSON 25 sailboat for sale by owner - SAILBOATDATA.COM
Pearson 25 Triton for sale MUST SELL
BOAT TYPE: PEARSON 25 YEAR BUILT: 1986 PRICE: $3,500
LOA: 25 LWL: 21.42 BEAM: 8
BUILDER: Pearson Yachts (USA) DESIGN: Doug Peterson
DRAFT: (max) 4.25 DRAFT (min): DISP.: 3750 BALLAST: 1250
Great sailing boat for beginner sailor or family - Tohatsu 9.9 4 cycle engine - New sails -New Harken
furler, new self-tailing winches - Bimini - Color GPS - VHF - Must Sell - Purchased this boat for
$8,000 and added about $7000 of equipment - Moving to Florida Price Reduced.
LOCATION: Branford CT 06405
Contact: Eric Treu Tel: 203 512 7751
Email: et@comworks.net Web:
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As this thread has resurfaced....

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This absolutely great..however I initially thought DOJ had amassed a great collection of cheap used boats...I still think it might be possible. For those inclined to get a cheap boat and fool with it...go for it..go to the max. Do it! Don't look back.
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41′ C&C Designed Newport 41 Sailboat Sloop

This is a good deal, the current owner has put a lot of work into her, just had the motor rebuilt. There is still quite a bit of work to do on her. All the winches need to be put back on. When I was there he had removed the chain plates on the port side so the mast was supported with lines tied to the toe rail I think.

The reason he is selling is his wife (gorgeous by the way) wants him to spend less time working on the boat and more time with her.

I would have bought her If I could only find work in Hawaii.
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City of Newport News Virginia, just tried to auction off three boats (1 sail, 2 powerboats). Starting bid was $100. No one bid on them. I don't know what they plan to do with them or if they will try to auction them again. These are absolutely "Project Boats."
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41′ C&C Designed Newport 41 Sailboat Sloop

This is a good deal, the current owner has put a lot of work into her, just had the motor rebuilt. There is still quite a bit of work to do on her. All the winches need to be put back on. When I was there he had removed the chain plates on the port side so the mast was supported with lines tied to the toe rail I think.

The reason he is selling is his wife (gorgeous by the way) wants him to spend less time working on the boat and more time with her.

I would have bought her If I could only find work in Hawaii.
That does sound like it might be worth a short person looking into. Nice boats but with really crappy headroom.
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Here's one sounds like quite the deal: for $3,500
PEARSON 25 sailboat for sale by owner - SAILBOATDATA.COM
Pearson 25 Triton for sale MUST SELL
BOAT TYPE: PEARSON 25 YEAR BUILT: 1986 PRICE: $3,500
LOA: 25 LWL: 21.42 BEAM: 8
BUILDER: Pearson Yachts (USA) DESIGN: Doug Peterson
DRAFT: (max) 4.25 DRAFT (min): DISP.: 3750 BALLAST: 1250
Great sailing boat for beginner sailor or family - Tohatsu 9.9 4 cycle engine - New sails -New Harken
furler, new self-tailing winches - Bimini - Color GPS - VHF - Must Sell - Purchased this boat for
$8,000 and added about $7000 of equipment - Moving to Florida Price Reduced.
LOCATION: Branford CT 06405
Contact: Eric Treu Tel: 203 512 7751
Email: et@comworks.net Web:
First Posted: 11/8/2014 AD ID: 328


Something sketchy about this one. I think they stopped building these in the early 1970s. The specs don't sound right either.
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