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Old 24-02-2010, 17:10   #16
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Am I in the wrong place...

It seems like everyone likes this boat...I have to be honest, it is horrible! It looks like a square bathtub with a keel. With that shape how fast can it be? Unless you only like to go floating around then this would be nice. Maybe it will do great going down a river or something.
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It seems like everyone likes this boat...I have to be honest, it is horrible! It looks like a square bathtub with a keel. With that shape how fast can it be? Unless you only like to go floating around then this would be nice. Maybe it will do great going down a river or something.
Well its circumnavigated so it cant be that slow...
Beauty is in the eyes of the buyer...
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Its in Bundaberg... where the best RUM in the World comes from...
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Old 24-02-2010, 17:31   #18
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Well its circumnavigated so it cant be that slow...
Beauty is in the eyes of the buyer...
And remember...
Its in Bundaberg... where the best RUM in the World comes from...

I guess I am wrong again! I can't argue with you about the RUM...
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Old 24-02-2010, 19:56   #19
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Perhaps it is the rum that allows one to see it in a different light, which would explain why it looks like a cartoon drawing to me, as I sip a glass of plain water.

(Fully realizing of course that I safely cast my little stones, as I have no boat at all for others to disparage.)
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Old 25-02-2010, 09:13   #20
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Well, an Opti is also pretty square-ish and quite tub-ish. Now walk into any racing community and state 'an Optimist will not sail'. At best, what you will get, is a couple of silly looks.

From the point of view of todays' hull / sail design, Cook's Endeavour was a 'cartoon drawing' too. And yet.

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I'm seeing ventilation as a real issue on this boat. No dorade vents, no opening ports, only one hatch forward. When it rains outside on a boat like this, it's going to be raining inside as well. And when it gets hot it may become unbearable to be down below. Depending upon where you're planning to cruise, ventilation can become a huge factor.
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looks like a stout little steel hulled boat ..but no opening ports would be a problem. maybe you could retrofit but that would be expensive.
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looks like a stout little steel hulled boat ..but no opening ports would be a problem. maybe you could retrofit but that would be expensive.
Some wood, some glue n nails n Sikaflex...
A few tools and a hired jigsaw/cutter(if u hav'nt got 1) = Dorado Vents
Job Done...
if you make em rite they can double as a rackfor a useless liferaft..
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I think the ventilation thing can be fixed as per above post. But heat can be an issue, esp if the deck is just plain plate and the boat to be in the tropical sun. If the deck is not insulated, perhaps some sort of canvas can be spread to have shade over the deck.

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I think its a cute little boat but I would definitly work on the ventilation problem. I would also want to get a different kind of head as well as put in some kind of pressured hot and cold water system with at least a shower in the cockpit if not in the head. I see they have a tarp for shade but the bunk area will be a steambath in hot weather. It could be a really neet boat with a little work and if you like the minimilest type of cruising then go for it as it is a knd of boat that will stand up to puishment well at least it looks like it can. I like the metal buklheads that are welded as well as the handholds. Those wont give as you go through the boat in bad weather.
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Old 26-02-2010, 05:18   #26
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Sad news from Broker - "Sold"

I emailed the Broker to discuss arrangements for sale;
& got the following

" Iím sorry to inform you that I have just got off the phone from speaking with the owner, and he informed me that he has a buyer. We will consequently withdraw the boat from all advertised sites.

What more can I say?"

Indeed

I am dealing appropriately with my grief & loss issues.
I have 'NON-buyers' remorse
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Old 26-02-2010, 10:21   #27
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Worry not - this world full of lovely boats! You will soon find the right one.

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Ya I would have loved that little boat when I was in my late teens to Escape to the end of the would in...

That would have be to the San Juan Islands back then....Funny how the world gets smaller as we get older....Still its a cool little boat, sorry you missed it.
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another possibility - but is the 'rust" a problem,??

Here is another:


But what about the rust?



Is it possible to determine how serious (deep) the rust is without going on board and giving her the hammer_test?

The seller suggests "some grinding & painting" is all.



Deceased estate. Family unable to care for or use the boat, and just want out. Needs a good clean and some maintenance and painting, but this is cheap cheap cheap, priced for a quick sale.

Reference:
TS492 Location:
Mooloolaba QLD Country:
Australia Year:
1982 Designer:
Pugh Length:
26' - 7.92m Beam:
9ft? Draft:
5ft? Keel / Ballast:
Long Hull Material:
Steel Deck Material:
Steel Engine:
12HP Yanmar diesel, good runner with spares and workshop manual. Accommodation:
3 singles Galley:
Stove, sink, Covers:
Hard dodger Ground Tackle:
Plough with 30m chain Safety Gear:
Out of date Electrics:
3 x 12V batteries, solar panel, genset, nav lights, Electronics
Navigation:
VHF, Autohelm 2000 autopilot as new, steel boat compass Sail Inventory:
Main, no1,2, and 3 headsails, storm jib, all old but quite useable Mast / Rigging:
Aluminium Remarks:
Needs some grinding and painting around the decks, hull appears sound. This boat has to be sold---make an offer
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I have a friend in Australia that has a Steel boat...rust is always a problem as far as visual and leaving streaks...a few months is all it takes of inattention ...so my guess is the owner is right..it really has to get out of hand before its structural.

Id be more interested in what you cant see then what you can..Behind and under things not easily accessible are the suspect places.

Kind of neet you found another one.

Definitely seen less love then the last one....Doesn't really quite look the same design to me but pictures are deceiving.

If you want to pick his brain he is a Member here PM Him.... "TDW"...Who Knows maybe your neighbors and can go have a beer together..
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