Originally Posted by Chief Engineer
I have been to the Naval Station Annapolis
to work on Officers Boats.
I have always wondered why they don't have the enlisted men
work on their stuff as a side job.
I have seen up close and personal some of these "deals"........They are stripped of anything useful....usually.
Maybe you saved me. But the auction
isn't closed until manana at 5pm.
I have a bit of a fever. Aspirin doesn't help. Scotch actually increases it. I've been thinking about these Academy sloops for 3 days, and dreaming of them at nite. However, not knowing what will be left on them, and the cost of refitting them likely being more than the auction price
, and the fact that they are on the right coast away from my home, and not being able to inspect them b4 tossing what will prolly end up being 25-30k at a lovely pig in a poke. Plus, maintenance
on these would be nearly double of my contemplated 34-41 footer heretofore. Plus, I'm convinced that we are in for another round of debt-destruction/deflation and boats will be even cheaper in the next 6-12 months.
And last but not ... the head
I guess, I'll pass as a mostly singlehander with a limited budget
, but... I bet they would be sweet swimmers and are generally well-built.