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Old 10-11-2010, 13:44   #16
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Might want to look for a W32. The 28 is a bit on the small side for more than a solo sailor. Might find one that is comparable in price to the 28 as there were so many of them built. From experience, a 32 will give you very respectable miles on passages.
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Old 10-11-2010, 14:06   #17
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If only I could afford a WS 32 I would be a very happy guy!

The boat I am looking at is asking half what her sister-ships are listed for. She needs a lil work, but don't they all!
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Old 10-11-2010, 15:39   #18
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I have never heard of the Liberty line of boats, if your goal is to go cruising a very important consideration is the build quality of the vessel you are considering.

Westsail construction is "amongst" the highest laminate schedules of any fiberglass production sail boat ever built. Look at things like how the keel is done, what is the deck construction like, bulkhead materials and how they are tabbed into the hull etc. etc..
How much gear and stores can your potential boat carry.

I don't know if you have this link to Worldcruiser Yachts WESTSAIL - CRUISING BOATS FOR SALE

It appears lately as if the asking prices on the 28's are starting to approach the 32's
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Old 10-11-2010, 18:05   #19
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Are you looking at the Ws 28 in Stuart ?
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Old 13-11-2010, 09:29   #20
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Was looking at a 28 Liberty Cutter near Daytona.

Talked to the broker a few times, and finally called the owner. The boat had been sold for over a month.

2nd time in as many months a broker I was dealing with dropped the ball.

Sold for $16k, others online are going for all most twice that. They seam like very good copies of the WS28.

The low budget world cruiser search continues on....
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Oh ok , I looked at a WS 28 down by Stuart a few months ago, wasnt sure if it was still for sale. Do you want to do any work or do you want something that is in sail away condition ? I know where there is a Southern Cross 31 that needs work, but its cheap.
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if you loook outside the broker you will find a better boat for a lot less than brokers can sell for -- remember they NEED their commission. that is 3000 dllars OR 10 percent whichever is higher. i found a westsail 32 for 7000 dollars in fort myers.fla.
keep looking--i didnt buy that one-- but i know they are out there. i bought a formosa 41 for 10k dollars. deals are out there-- you have to b on the water to find them. good luck, have fun and smooth sailing.
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I found that brokers didnt want to bother with boats in my price range, I guess they didnt make enough commission off a $20-$30k boat.
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The boat was listed in boat trader and yacht world, that's how I found her.

I know what ever boat I get will need alot of work.

I live in Fort Myers Beach, is that 32 still for sale?

I rather buy something cheap and do the work my self, then pay a bit more, and take someone's word that he did the work correctly.
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You should check out the SC 31...It is in St. Pete. Needs work but has a newer yanmar. I saw it on craigslist.
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Found the SC, will look into her. 1978 Southern Cross 31

I have learned most brokers don't care about their listings under $50k.
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Yep...Thats it. The owner will sell for much lower than that price.
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And thats why I wanted to talk directly to the owner.
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sc is excellent cruiser. i would buy for the newer yannie--is excellent selling point. i dont nkow if the 32 is still for sale in ft myers-i would buy the sc over the wetsnail-- both are excellent for cruising-- sc is gorgeous and traditional.-i do know that there are many boats for sale there at really good prices--please try ebay and craigs list and walk docks. talk with marinas about abandoned boats.. ride in a dinghy thru all the areas there and find your boat!!!!
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The boat was listed in boat trader and yacht world, that's how I found her.

I know what ever boat I get will need alot of work.

I live in Fort Myers Beach, is that 32 still for sale?

I rather buy something cheap and do the work my self, then pay a bit more, and take someone's word that he did the work correctly.

I saw a Westsail for sale at the Burnt Store marina but it did look nice. That was a while ago though. Never know.
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