Iíve been offered a Vagabond 47 for a very good price
. I friend bought it at an auction
with some other boats, and he does not have the time to rebuild
it, so he is offering it to me for $30.000!
Iíve read about its usual problems (chainplates etc) Ö. And it is an 1983 boat, which has been abandoned in a marina for over a yearÖ. It does require some serious attention.
I am toiling with the idea of buying
it, having a full refit
done (I lack the experience and time), using it for a year or two, and selling it. I donít intend to make money
, just to have a free boat for a couple of years.
I know itís hard to estimate without seeing the boat.
I am Spain
and had thought of having it done in Morocco
, where itís bound to be cheaper.
Could you give me your thoughts??
It has a Perkins Engine
85 hp diesel
, model 4.236M; Generator
Northern Light, model M673L (new 2004); Stainless steel
wire standing rigging
; Pro Furl P-4on roller furling
. Dacron main, spinnaker
, mizzen, roller furl 1 Genoa
, and roller furl stay sail, wood spar stepped on deck
pole, main sheet traveller; 7 regular winches and 4 self tailing
winches; Auto helm
5000 and 6000 autopilot
1200 12 mile radar
HF-transceiver IC-735 radio
AH-2 automatic tuner; ICOM IC-M80 VHF
; Helios Trope inverter
and Danforth anchors plus Stern anchor
; 2 Maxwell/Nilsson electric windlass
VW-3000; 2 Cruisair
A/Cīs 16K and 9K BTUīs; Hynautic hydraulic wheel steering
overhauled Dec. 2003 including new seals
; 2 Racor fuel
filters for engine
; 1 Racor fuel filter