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Old 15-07-2014, 11:52   #16
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Re: Looking for Opinions about this Boat and Alternatives

Originally Posted by Mexdon View Post
PirateBooty, have you considered a Liberty 458 Listing linked here:1985 Liberty 458 Sail Boat For Sale -

There is a 458 called Nine of Cups that has been cruising 11 years or more I am sure they would give you a report on this model. You can find them in SAilBlogs on the right of the screen about half way down. I have sent this as not many people have heard of the Liberty 458's and 49's but I dont think there are any 49ís on the market at the moment.
Yes, if you want the Pirate Ship, the Liberty is exceedingly well built in many ways. Ta Shing I think? I had cruising friends with one....

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Old 15-07-2014, 16:46   #17
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Re: Looking for Opinions about this Boat and Alternatives

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...I'm new and looking for a cruiser...
I am looking for 44-54 feet that's proven blue water boat for under 200k. Any ideas welcome!...
You would likely be much happier by spending less on a smaller boat. And one that won't be a maintenance nightmare that can break a grown man's back.

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Old 15-07-2014, 18:02   #18
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Re: Looking for Opinions about this Boat and Alternatives

Something to find out about: have the fuel and water tanks been replaced yet? Often there is a whole lot of the interior that has to be removed to get access to the tanks. If this is work that you would do personally, that's one thing, but paying to have it done will be costly.

Personally, not a fan of Taiwan built boats, due to the variability of their construction, but lots of people love 'em.


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