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Old 07-11-2014, 12:23   #1
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Looking at this boat tomorrow

Hi folks, I wanted to ask for some guidance. I am looking at a Paceship PY26 tomorrow and wanted to know what I should be looking for as far as what might be 'wrong' with the boat. Are there any items that are consistently needing attention on these boats?

It's a '77 and has always been in fresh water. I will let you folks know more tomorrow.
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Old 07-11-2014, 12:33   #2
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Re: Looking at this boat tomorrow

If you have a kindle, then download this book: http://www.amazon.com/Inspecting-Sai...ords=don+casey

A boat surveyor by the name of BoatPoker has written good pointers on this site and/or another, if memory serves me. Good stuff.
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Check out the thread "Marine Survey 101" here on CF.
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If you have a kindle, then download this book: http://www.amazon.com/Inspecting-Sai...ords=don+casey

A boat surveyor by the name of BoatPoker has written good pointers on this site and/or another, if memory serves me. Good stuff.
Second that, see Capt. Wallace Gouk's site at Marine Surveyor Ontario, Port Credit Marine Surveys
Great info and he's a wealth of knowledge.
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Old 07-11-2014, 20:46   #5
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Re: Looking at this boat tomorrow

I was hoping to find other PY26 owners who might have some boat/model specific suggestions. I have a number of books about surveying and I think I will do ok with that aspect. I was hoping for something more boat specific.
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Re: Looking at this boat tomorrow

Outboard model or 1 cylinder yanmar?


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Re: Looking at this boat tomorrow

I have the owners manual in pdf format if you require.
It is 5,5Mo.
A must have if you purchase the boat.
This boat is over 35 years. No doubt the electronics, wiring, sails, rigging etc may have been replaced, including centerboard operation which requires a hoist (crane) to lift and verify etc.
MANY things to check. How long has the seller owned the boat?
A surveyor with good moisture meter for deck humidity/rot etc recommended.
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Old 09-11-2014, 00:34   #8
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Re: Looking at this boat tomorrow

Well, the viewing was actually quite brief. The wife and I arrived early and proceeded to have a look around the marina. We began a conversation with a nice lady who asked us where we were from etc. when I explained that we were there to look at a boat to buy she enquired which one. I Told her and this peaked her interest.

It seems that the guy I was 'buying' the boat from just bought it but had no right to have either bought it or to sell it as it has a lien on it for failing to pay slip fees.

We still looked at the boat, but the viewing was, as I said before, short.

It was going to be a real project anyway.

Well, back to looking.


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Old 09-11-2014, 04:26   #9
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That was lucky meeting her.

the best boats are always the ones you don't buy... they just have the great dreams without the headaches. Good luck on your search.
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While we were waiting to meet the 'owner' of that boat we happened upon a '90 Catalina 30 that was in excellent condition and absolutely loaded for $32k(Asking). Brand new sails etc. Twas quite a nice boat. We don't have that much set aside yet for that boat.

There is a boat out there for us. It's just got to be the right timing.


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