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Old 05-10-2008, 07:58   #1
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Oyster 41

Before anybody starts getting acrried away on the multi/mono garbage, this is a serious post.

For a number of reasons, I am looking at the purchase of a 41 ft Oyster as a liveaboard for my son primarily and my use as well.

I would welcome views on their behaviour, performance, and especially what to look out for in the survey.
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oyster 41 what year.
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Hi Talbot, where do you planning to have the boat? Just curious, what number of reasons...

Take a look at older CR Yachts > Home or Najad, H-R or Malö.
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Boat will be in UK.

That CR400DS is a nice looking boat, but beyond the purse.
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Ok,

In this pricerange? 1982 Oyster 41 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

Or a H-R?

1986 Hallberg-Rassy Hallberg Rassy 382 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
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Hi Talbot, can I convince you that i am your long lost son you never knew you had :-) That's some live aboard.
Lovely boat. One of the more up market production boats and if you can even cal it production a I don't believe they come off a line like the Bens and Jens etc.
For that age, You are going to need to look at rigging replacement if it hasn't been done recently. These are quite a strong boat, so I doubt you will find stress cracking issues, but look for anyway around area's of high loading and hard joint areas, like bulk head/hull connections and chain plates.
Engine will be the other area. But it all depends on how much use she has had over the years. It's a bit of a " which is longer, Red string vs Green string" kind of situation. A lot of unknowns. But the Oyster is on my list of wish I could own boats.
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wasnt actally looking for recomendations on boats, more on what to look out for on the specific boat!




If I had the money for the HR, I would be buying a decent cat!
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Call the Oyster factory and get the history. I've raced against some of the older Oysters and the seem well put together.
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Some of those I have seen have started to look tired, probably due to more racing than cruising. But one that has been cruised rather than raced does look a good bet.
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Yes if the owner kept it in the oyster family you can get a full work up on the boat. I would guess that at that age all boats should be looked at under the same pretense. get a good servey.
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