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Old 01-01-2012, 11:33   #1
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Well I Guess I Own a Boat!

Well after 5 months of looking at boats we finally shelled out some cash yesterday.
She's a Corbin 39' and soon she will be ours. Very soon. I'd like to hear what some opinions of the Corbins are aboard this board.
She's a bit of a project but for the price I paid, I can't lose. I'll post some pics after the current owner gets all his crap off my boat.

Cheers all and thanks very much for all the advice I gotten from so many posters over the past 5 months. I'm glad to finally be among the owners group.
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:40   #2
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Re: Well I guess I own a boat!

Congrats Captian,

The Corbins are sweet machines as far as I'm concerned. I've only sailed on one but if it was representative of her brethren you'll enjoy it immensely.

5 months? I looked for almost 3 years before getting my last boat.


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Old 01-01-2012, 11:41   #3
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Congrats

and take those photos from the word go, you can look back later with pride.

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Old 01-01-2012, 12:27   #4
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Congrats!

I have a friend who has been dreaming of owning one. He sailed a Corbin before and loved how strong the boat is.

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Old 01-01-2012, 12:36   #5
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I saw the ad for that boat a couple days ago, and was very impressed with the photos and the price. I actually thought it must be a wood boat because of the price, but was surprised to see what a beautiful FG yacht she was. I know nothing of the condition, but it sure looks like a great boat. Congratulations.
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Old 01-01-2012, 13:07   #6
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You "guess" you own a boat! If guessing you don't own one. Your wallet wil let you know where you own a boat.

But congrats, hope you enjoy it once you own it.
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We looked at one locally here but the draft was the big deterrent. The owner had just completed a circumnav with his wife. They are alot of boat for their size. Congrats
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Old 01-01-2012, 13:13   #8
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Re: Well I guess I own a boat!

Thanks everyone. It was a decision made in haste, I can't deny that but the boat has everything (except one) that we wanted/like in a boat.
#1 There's no question of it's blue water cruising suitability. These boats are seriously built.
The center cockpit, cutter rig, full/deck stepped keel are things we wanted in a boat but thought we would have to be pretty darned lucky to find all in one boat and at a price that we could afford. I really thought we'd have to sacrifice some of our wants but this one pretty much has it all. The only thing that I can say that I don't particularly care for about this boat is that it is raw water cooled. I will be converting it over to fresh water cooled asap though.
I will probably also eventually redesign/rebuild the hard dodger.

And yeah "I guess" as in I still can't believe it.
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She's a bit of a project but for the price I paid, I can't lose. I'll post some pics after the current owner gets all his crap off my boat.
Congrats!

As long as it's a strong boat, that's what matters. Every boat is a project in process, some more then others.

As for the raw water cooling. You can still set up an external heat exchanger and contain the coolant. It will still always be rusty looking but will not get any worse.
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The only thing that I can say that I don't particularly care for about this boat is that it is raw water cooled. I will be converting it over to fresh water cooled asap though.
What engine does she have?
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Old 01-01-2012, 18:13   #11
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It's got a Volvo MD17C 35 hp.
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Ok...An engine worth fixing. Good thing it wasn't the Volvo 2003 (28hp.) You might be able to find a dead one to scavenge parts from eg.:-fresh water exchange unit. Good luck and fair winds.
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Ok...An engine worth fixing. Good thing it wasn't the Volvo 2003 (28hp.) You might be able to find a dead one to scavenge parts from eg.:-fresh water exchange unit. Good luck and fair winds.
Absolutely. Had an MD17C on a previous boat and loved it. One of those "they don't make them like that anymore" engines. Mine came with compression releases and an optional crank to hand start.

The Corbin is a great boat. Was on my short list but couldn't find one on the market when I was shopping.

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Congratulations! Just remember, if it moves and it shouldn't, duct tape it. If it doesn't move and should, WD40.

Duct Tape, the handyman's secret weapon!
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skipmac says "Rust, the poor man's Loctite."


Rust is better than loctite. It's free, you don't need to remember to apply it, and you don't need to use heat to get it off, a squirt of WD40 does the trick.

And Duct Tape will save the world!
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