Hi everyone. Been a member
for a while, but haven't really been posting
. Just lurking.
But I'm finally thinking about buying
a boat, and I'm looking for input. Someone I know is looking to sell his S-2 9.2C center cockpit
sailboat. It's about 30 years old, but appears to be in pretty good shape.
Here's what it has for equipment
18hp Volvo diesel motor
with 3 blade
24 gallon fuel tank
40 gallon water
12 volt DC battery
system plus separate starter battery
with electric windlass
, 150' chain rode
equipped primarily for cruising with roller furling
Dacron North sails
4 55-watt solar panels
Gimbaled alcohol stove
ST 4000 autopilot
(not linked to the GPS)
16 mi radar
Standard Horizon radio
He's asking $25,000. Last hauled out and had the bottom painted last year. It doesn't have air conditioning
, which is something I would want to have installed, so any thoughts on that would also be appreciated.
Is the price
fair, and is this a good boat for a relatively inexperienced sailor to have for a day cruiser and maybe short-term liveaboard
for a few weeks out of the year? He was using it to island hop the Bahamas
during the summer and was living aboard
, so apparently it's doable, just wondering how doable.
Appreciate any help in advance. Thanks.