Thanks for all the replies everyone!
More photos can be found here
We made an offer of $8K last night. We thought we were kind of lowballing them, but after hearing everyone's opinion, it may not even be worth that!
Could we make a condition such as he has to pay for the haul-out/cleaning/painting as well - to kind of make up for our possible over-bid?
This one has a newer engine put in in 2007 I believe, and new standing rigging
from 2012; would that make it a little above average and perhaps in the 8-10K range? Or still less than that do you think?
Oh crap, I never thought of this. Should I contact insurance
companies first and ask if they’d insure it? Has anyone ever had this problem? Will the insurance companies deny you based on its age or its condition?
I’m thinking the broker and owner might just get offended or something and tell me off lol. But we did offer $8K thinking we were low-balling, but it appears it’s not even worth that.
Oh yes, we’re aware of these things. Although there are tons of older boats, there doesn’t seem to be many capable-of-going-offshore-later-on sailboats that we’re going after. 90% are Catalinas, C&Cs, etc with spades/etc. We’re looking for something stronger and more seaworthy
to handle long-term cruising. And there’s not a lot around Vancouver especially in our price range (under $15K).
There didn’t seem to be any water
damage anywhere else, just leaking from the bowsprit
- but no soft spots or delamination
I don’t think. But a surveyor would be needed to be sure, of course.
How difficult/expensive would it be to fix that leak, assuming there were no soft spots? Is it just unbolting the bowsprit
So much conflicting info. “Stay away”, “Go for it”, haha. But yeah, we’ve heard many good things about them. We feared they'd be too slow for the PNW, but slow and safe is okay to us.
More photos can be seen here
. They were taken from videos we took, but they’re better than nothing.
This must be our 15th viewing in over a year. We're scared sh#tless to be honest haha. Very afraid to pick the "wrong boat" or a boat that'll need twice its purchase price to even get going. It's a little terrifying.
We've only been in Vancouver for just oven
a year. We don't really know many people here, let alone anyone with a sailboat, so right now our sailboat experts are you guys!
But we do learn more each sailboat we view.
Damn, we already offered $8K. Could we retract it, or maybe ask if he additionally pay for the haul-out/cleaning/painting or something?
Couldn’t we find a second-hand headsail and maybe have it recut for not too much?
The 2013 insurance survey
didn’t find any soft spots or delamination
. We couldn’t find any either, we checked around the leaks, too. I thought I read somewhere that Raswson 30s didn’t have cored decks?